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.
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