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Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
Born to Run
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“Writing about yourself is a funny business…But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I’ve tried to do this.” —Bruce Springsteen, from the pages of Born to Run   In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super... show more
“Writing about yourself is a funny business…But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I’ve tried to do this.” —Bruce Springsteen, from the pages of Born to Run   In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl’s halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That’s how this extraordinary autobiography began.      Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs.      He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger, and darkness that fueled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as “The Big Bang”: seeing Elvis Presley’s debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. With disarming candor, he also tells for the first time the story of the personal struggles that inspired his best work, and shows us why the song “Born to Run” reveals more than we previously realized.      Born to Run will be revelatory for anyone who has ever enjoyed Bruce Springsteen, but this book is much more than a legendary rock star’s memoir. This is a book for workers and dreamers, parents and children, lovers and loners, artists, freaks, or anyone who has ever wanted to be baptized in the holy river of rock and roll.      Rarely has a performer told his own story with such force and sweep. Like many of his songs (“Thunder Road,” “Badlands,” “Darkness on the Edge of Town,” “The River,” “Born in the U.S.A,” “The Rising,” and “The Ghost of Tom Joad,” to name just a few), Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography is written with the lyricism of a singular songwriter and the wisdom of a man who has thought deeply about his experiences. 
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781501141515 (1501141511)
ASIN: 1501141511
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
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Douglas Smith | Writer
Douglas Smith | Writer rated it
5.0 Born to Run
One of the best autobiographies I've ever read. A wonderful book whether your a fan or not, but even more so if you are. His prose will remind you of his best lyrics and ballads. What struck me was the honesty with which he presents himself and the self-analysis he brings to his story. A fascinating...
Yodamom Finds her Force
Yodamom Finds her Force rated it
4.5 What a Story !
I'm not a fan of his, never followed his career or listened to his music. So why did I listen to over 18 hours of him recount his life ? Well it was highly recommended by a reading friend. I was worried I wouldn't last 18 hours of hearing the same voice ramble on but I never was bored, or ready to s...
Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it
5.0 Born to Run written and narrated by Bruce Springsteen
This is the best damn autobiography I've ever read or listened to, and I'm not even a Springsteen fan. I am now, but not because of his music; it's because of his writing- his honesty, his humor, and his work ethic. His battles with depression and mental illness in his family must have been painfu...
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