Bowie: The Biography by Wendy Leigh

By Wendy Leigh

Notice the guy in the back of the parable during this new biography of 1 of the main pioneering and influential performers of our time—David Bowie.

David Bowie—the iconic star of rock, model, artwork, layout, and the necessary sexual liberator—is a residing legend. besides the fact that, for the earlier 5 many years, he has controlled to maintain his Hollywood megastar mystique. Now, big apple occasions bestselling writer Wendy Leigh unearths the true guy at the back of the mythology. via rankings of interviews with Bowie’s enthusiasts (both male and female), his girlfriends, enterprise affiliates, groupies, and band contributors, Leigh, who grew up only a mile from the place Bowie was once born and went to varsity, has written an intimate biography of rock’s maximum enigma.

In an unexpurgated exploration of Bowie’s kaleidoscopic own existence, she unearths his star-crossed inheritance—his mom used to be an acolyte of the British Fascist occasion; his father, the PR genius who masterminded his early career—in a dramatic distinction to these relations grappling with psychological ailment, fears that will hang-out Bowie for many of his life.

Above all, there's Bowie’s hard-won upward thrust to status and fortune, his surprising creativity, his braveness as a performer, and his shape-shifting kind, coupled with a ruthless ambition that brought on him to undergo the casting sofa on his solution to the head. within the method, Leigh tells of Bowie’s robust bond with John Lennon, his love/hate courting with Mick Jagger, his male sexual companions, and his girls, as disparate as Elizabeth Taylor, Susan Sarandon, Tina Turner, Marianne devoted, Nina Simone, and such a lot amazing, his marriage to Iman, which has lasted for the previous zone of a century.

Featuring a sixteen-page insert with many never-before-seen pictures of David Bowie and people with reference to him, this biography is a once-in-a-lifetime examine the enduring big name who replaced the realm.

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