Born to Run
4.14/5 by 8587 users

Born to Run

by


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

Title:Born to Run
Edition Language:English
ISBN:1501141511
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:528 pages

    Born to Run Reviews

  • ?Miss A?
    Oct 01, 2016

    Bruce Springsteen. The Boss. One of the world's most iconic musicians whose career spanned four decades. He brought us so many great songs - Dancing In The Dark, The River, Radio Nowhere, Streets of ...

  • Val ?? Shameless & Bitchy Skanky ?? Steamy Reads Mrs. Danvers-Tate-Snow
    Sep 29, 2016

    Your mission today, if you choose to accept to accept it Self, is to head to my nearest Barnes and Noble and make this masterpiece mine. MINE MINE MINE MINE!...

  • Mo
    Oct 02, 2016

    Bruce, I fucking love you. That was amazing. "June 1, 1985, Slane Castle, Dublin, Ireland (Slane is NOT in Dublin, Bruce), our first stadium show ever ... Slane joined a rising number of our other per...

  • brian
    Jan 02, 2017

    40 favorite, ranked:racing in the streetthe riverthunder roadi?m on fire something in the nightghost of tom joadwreck on the highwaybecause the nightdeath to my hometowndancing in the dark adam rais...

  • Matthew
    Apr 01, 2016

    I desperately need my hands on this book and learn everything from my idol. Powerful voice and breath taking lyrics to unforgettable songs. I need more iconic musicians to write their autobiography an...

  • Erik Weber
    Sep 27, 2016

    Filled from start to end with at least as many Jersey Shore references, shout-outs, legends and myths as his albums, both with and without the E Street Band, this 500+ page tome, a Big Book for the Bo...

  • Jay Gabler
    Sep 27, 2016

    A rock memoir like none other, a strange and extraordinary book that just might be counted as one of his greatest achievements. No, really....

  • Michael
    Oct 05, 2016

    The beauty of Born to Run isn?t that it?s a biography of Bruce Springsteen, the beauty is that it?s written by Bruce himself. His spirit, his style, his nuances and his voice: the same things th...

  • Louise
    Dec 16, 2016

    Bruce Springsteen thoughtfully tells his story. Along with his personal reflections there is a lot here for future biographers and chroniclers of this period in rock history. He writes of his family (...

  • jeremy
    Oct 17, 2016

    writing about yourself is a funny business. at the end of the day it's just another story, the story you've chosen from the events of your life. i haven't told you "all" about myself. discretion and ...