Magazine and newspaper writer Marc Spitz published a new biography of David Bowie entitled, very simply, Bowie: A Biography.  Bowie’s life has been the subject of many a biography and music magazine column, but Spitz wanted to take a different approach with his own work.  In an interview with Mr. Media Radio, Spitz said that he wanted to conduct more interviews of Bowie’s acquantainces and to add his own personal anecdotes and thoughts to liven up what could easily be a laundry list of names, dates, and performances.  There was a lot of hubbub around Halloween about the infamous story of the white witch that Bowie during his more cocaine-addled days, but I suspect that there is more to the book than just that story.  I haven’t read it yet, but if I manage to avoid getting laid off (again) I’ll buy it and read it over the holidays.

One Response to “New David Bowie Biography on the Block”

  1. Latetotheshow Says:

    Mr. Spitz’s bio is nicely written, although it would have benefited from a more thorough proofreading. Thinking about it, I don’t know if any biography I’ve read has given me a real clear sense of who Mr. Bowie was and is (admittedly a difficult job) rather than what he did and when. That book I’d read in a heartbeat.

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