Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has protectedly devoted himself to write the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humour and originality found in his songs. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl’s halftime show.
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The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That’s how this extraordinary autobiography began. Springsteen describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger and darkness that fuelled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as The Big Bang: seeing Elvis Presley’s debut on The Ed Sullivan Show.
In the book, Springsteen recounts his early years growing up in a working-class family in New Jersey and the impact of his upbringing on his music. He shares stories about his musical influences, struggles with personal relationships, and rise to fame as a rock and roll icon.
Springsteen reflects on his passion for music, his relentless pursuit of success, and the challenges he faced. He discusses his experiences with the E Street Band, his creative process, and the profound influence of his lyrics. He also delves into his battles with depression and his efforts to find meaning and purpose in his life and work.
"Born to Run" offers readers an intimate and introspective look into the life of Bruce Springsteen, capturing the essence of his music and the energy he brings to his performances. It is a memoir that appeals not only to his fans but also to those interested in songwriting, the rock and roll industry, and the struggles and triumphs of a legendary musician.
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.
Many of his songs like Thunder Road, Badlands, The River, Born in the USA, 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.
The book has been well-received and praised for its honesty, vivid storytelling, and the depth of emotion Springsteen brings to his narrative. It allows readers to understand better the man behind the music and the experiences that have shaped his iconic career.