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Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen

Born to Run

Author Bruce Springsteen

  • Published: 2016-09-27
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
4.5 Stars
4.5
From 40 Customers Review
Price: $12.99

Description

“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.

Top Customer Reviews

  • Excellent

    5
    From kostakithegreek
    I'm not the biggest fan of the Boss. Without a doubt he is a master of his craft, but this book is a surprise. The writing is so unique. He uses phrases I've never heard of and presents them in a way that is entirely his own. His career is all here, as well as his personal life. A very honest presentation of his strength and weakness and inner demons. I swear I wanted to start clapping when I got to the end.
  • Born To Run

    4
    From Season 11
    Great read!!!!
  • Bruce Springsteen Born To Run (book)

    5
    From DJ Leanne
    Quite possibly the best autobiography I've ever read! He is truly a wordsmith. A must-read.
  • It is what it is.

    4
    From TheAndreP
    Great read for any Springsteen fan. I've loved his music for so long. Only con is at some points, he circles around the same point for too long. Otherwise, an incredible inside look at the life of a rock icon!
  • Just the sample

    2
    From Bury74
    It doesn't read as Bruce. It reads as someone else.