Synopsis

In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl’s half-time 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, humour, 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 candour, 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.
Bruce Springsteen
About the author

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the New Jersey Hall of Fame. He is the recipient of twenty Grammy Awards, the Academy Award, and the Kennedy Center Honors. He lives in New Jersey with his family.

Books by Bruce Springsteen

Related articles

Announcing the CBCA Book of the Year Award Notables List for 2020

News | Awards

26 February 2020

Announcing the CBCA Book of the Year Award Notables List for 2020

Podcast: Fiona Lowe on how her Previous Career Helped her Write for Women

Podcast

25 February 2020

Podcast: Fiona Lowe on how her Previous Career Helped her Write for Women

    A Good Book Should Take You to Places You Have Never Been Before: Q&A with Jackie French

    News | Author Related

    25 February 2020

    A Good Book Should Take You to Places You Have Never Been Before: Q&A with Jackie French

    Authors On-The-Go: Helene Young on Keeping her Writing Afloat!

    News

    24 February 2020

    Authors On-The-Go: Helene Young on Keeping her Writing Afloat!

      Dr Rupy Aujla Talks About Cooking and Food as Medicine

      Podcast

      24 February 2020

      Dr Rupy Aujla Talks About Cooking and Food as Medicine

        Supporting Local Bookshops After the Bushfires

        News | Book Life

        20 February 2020

        Supporting Local Bookshops After the Bushfires

          Art for Wildlife

          News | Book Life

          20 February 2020

          Art for Wildlife

          How Audio Books Help Children Learn To Read

          Kids & Ya

          18 February 2020

          How Audio Books Help Children Learn To Read

          Podcast: Melissa Ashley Talks About the Fascinating Marie Catherine d’Aulnoy

          Podcast

          18 February 2020

          Podcast: Melissa Ashley Talks About the Fascinating Marie Catherine d’Aulnoy

            Authors On-the-go: Jenn J. McLeod and Myrtle the Turtle

            News | Book Life

            18 February 2020

            Authors On-the-go: Jenn J. McLeod and Myrtle the Turtle

              COMMENTS

              Leave a Reply

              Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *