Books — June 20, 2009 at 1:38 pm

David Byrne to publish ‘Bicycle Diaries’ book

Book cover: "Bicycle Diaries," by David Byrne

No stranger to the two-wheeler, ex-Talking Head David Byrne this fall will publish “Bicycle Diaries,” a 320-page text-and-photo account of his observations gleaned while cycling through the world’s cities while on tour.

Byrne famously has relied on bicycles as his primary means of transportation at home in New York for decades, and also takes them on tour to sight see. Recently, he even designed new bike racks for New York City.

According to the press materials accompanying the book: “With a highly personal mixture of humor and curiosity, (Byrne) records his thoughts on globalization, world music, urban planning, fashion, policy, architecture, cultural dislocation and much more. Byrne explains why efforts to increase bicycle use may solve some of the world’s pressing transportation and energy concerns, and in an appendix, offers tips on bike security, rider safety, and clothing and listings of bicycle activist organizations across the country.”

“Bicycle Diaries” will be published Aug. 6 in the U.K. and Sept. 17 in the U.S.


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