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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rob Sheffield Narrator: Tristan Morris Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2016 ISBN: 9780062567130
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Love Is a Mix Tape, a thoughtful and loving meditation on the life of the late David Bowie that explores his creative legacy and the enduring and mutual connection he enjoyed with his fans

Innovative. Pioneering. Brave. Until his death in January 2016, David Bowie created art that not only pushed boundaries, but helped fans understand themselves and view the world from fantastic new perspectives.

When the shocking news of his death on January 10, 2016 broke, the outpouring of grief and adulation was immediate and ongoing. Fans around the world and across generations paid homage to this brilliant, innovate, ever evolving artist who both shaped and embodied our times.

In this concise and penetrating book, highly regarded Rolling Stone critic, bestselling author, and lifelong Bowie fan Rob Sheffield shares his own feelings about the passing of this icon and explains why Bowie’s death has elicited such an unprecedented emotional outpouring from so many lives.

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  • “Funny, poignant, and wickedly insightful.”


  • “With On Bowie, Sheffield offers a galaxy of admirers a concise primer through which we may relive our favorite moments with the Thin White Duke again and again.”

    Shelf Awareness

  • “Shot through with color and feeling…The true delight of On Bowie is that it succeeds in grieving for all of us.”

    Pop Matters

  • “A quick and stylish read, Sheffield’s eulogy-like piece memorializes Bowie while leaving the future of the artist’s legacy open-ended. Sheffield contextualizes it with ample research and interviews throughout, keeping a personal tone while a tapestry of voices praise Bowie’s music and its impact on their lives.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A critic’s earnest elegy for the late rock star’s influence on music, fashion, sexuality, and personal transformation…A cleareyed thinker about Bowie’s place in the pop firmament… Sheffield is the right writer for this book.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Thoughtful and meditative.”


  • “A passionate, witty, not entirely uncritical homage to the shape-shifting superstar.”

    USA Today

  • “Narrator Tristan Morris perfectly channels the languid cool of Rolling Stone writer and David Bowie superfan Rob Sheffield. As author, Sheffield straddles tones of nerdy sincerity and rock hipness, and Morris’ relaxed, warm, enthusiastic delivery is just right for this love letter…Bowie’s lyrics are liberally sprinkled throughout this production, and Morris adds a slight singsong quality so the listener can distinguish the author’s words from the musician’s.”


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About the Author
Author Rob Sheffield

Rob Sheffield has been a music journalist for more than twenty years. He is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, where he writes about music, television, and pop culture, and regularly appears on MTV and VH1. He is the author of the national bestseller Love Is a Mix Tape, Talking to Girls about Duran Duran, Turn Around Bright Eyes, On Bowie, and Dreaming the Beatles.

About the Narrator

Tristan Morris is an Earphones Award–winning narrator. He received an MFA in acting from the New School for Drama in New York City after studying theater and philosophy at Pacific Lutheran University. His work as a voice actor began in 2011 after training with master teachers Scott Brick, Pat Fraley, and Nancy Wolfson. He works in New York City and Denver creating new theatrical works.