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Songs that make up former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne's live show and album American Utopia centre on the furniture of adult life – a job, a girlfriend, a house, a car – while standing slightly apart from it, writes Guardian reviewer Alexis Soloski.

Byrne is now collaborating on a book with author/ illustrator Maira Kalman who worked on the Broadway show to create American Utopia.

“Here is the hope and joy that I believe emanates from this show turned into something you can hold in your hand,” said Byrne recently.

The book will be published on September 8 by Bloomsbury.

Spike Lee has recovered enough from The Gisborne Herald's announcement of his death two years ago to direct a film version of Byrne's Broadway show. The film is due out later this year and will be screened when films are screened again.

If Byrne and Kalman's book enjoys the widespread orders The Gisborne Herald experienced in 2018 it should reach record sales.

Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne is collaborating on a book with author/illustrator Maira Kalman.