15 September 2009

Book Review: David Byrne's Bicycle Diaries

Do you want to get your self all ‘bikey love’ inspired for your next travel to a city destination? Then pack a bike and take it with you, or rent one when you get there! This is exactly what David Byrne does. He sees the world with 'bicycle eyes'...and what a great way to look at the world.

Granted after reading David Byrne's Bicycle Diaries I now understand that the man writes about a LOT more than just urban cycling. The book is chocked full of personal, diary style musings on all sorts of topics but topics you'd expect David Byrne to be passionate about...music, art, politics and plenty more. Be surprised as you some of it is fringe and outsider but hey, that's why I love David Byrne!

Importantly there are some solid Bike advocacy gems of wisdom you will gleam from this book, all good for strengthening what you know already know plus discovering new concepts that will definitely enlightened you.

One more thing, as a visual person I was so impressed that this book has no book jacket. The cover just shouts 'cool' and more than one person looked up from their coffee house table with eyes begging to come over and ask me about the book I was reading. Serious cred if you want to be seen and caught with a great book whilst reading at you favorite coffee house/cafe. I had to ask myself… Is it possible to be mugged for a book?

More info:
David Byrne hosts:
"Bike Advocacy and the Urban Environment"
With guests David Chiu, Leah Shahum and Mike Teitz
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 |San Francisco|Herbst Theatre, 8pm