David Bowie, a biography


David Bowie is much more than a singer who sold 136 million records, much more than an artist who experimented with a multitude of styles and defined the contours of pop culture. With his alter ego from outer space, Ziggy Stardust, and songs like 'Starman' and 'Space Oddity', he defied the rules of music and became the icon of his generation and the model for future generations. His great career as an artist is intimately linked to his personal biography. This book takes us into all aspects of his life, including his deepest enigmas. We rediscover his constant obsession with success, his addiction to cocaine, his tumultuous relationships with women and his very close relationship with his schizophrenic half-brother. Like a hieroglyph, Bowie is a mystery we would all like to unravel, and no one has done this introspective and poetic first-person portrait better than Maria Hesse and Fran Ruiz. Maria Hesse gives us a glimpse of Bowie's many personalities without ever trying to frame them. She is simply a spectator and storyteller of the spectacle of his life.