Born to Run
by Bruce Springsteen
Editor: Simon & Schuster Ltd
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The NUMBER ONE Best-seller “written about yourself is a funny company.But in a project like this one, the writer made a promise, to show the reader his mind.In these pages, I tried to do itBruce Springsteen, in the pages of Born to Run in 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band were part time Super Bowl Super Bowl performers.The experience was so intoxicating that Bruce decided to write about it.This is how this extraordinary autobiography beganOver the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has devoted himself to writing the history of his life, which brings to these pages the same honesty, humour and originality in his songs.He describes the Catholic childhood in Freehold, New Jersey, in the midst of the poetry, danger and darkness that feeds his imagination, leading to the moment when he calls “The Big Bang”: see Presley’s debut on The Ed Sullivan Show.He recounts vividly his relentless campaign to become a musician, his debut as a king band bar in Asbury Park and the rise of the E Street Band.With disarming frankness, he also says for the first time in the history of the staff who has inspired his best work and shows us why the song “Corn to Run” reveals more than we have already done.Born in Run will be revealing to anyone who has ever known Bruce Springsteen, but this book is much more than the memory of a legendary rock star.It is a book for workers and dreamers, parents and children, amateurs and solitarians, artists, freaks or anyone who has never wanted to be baptized in the sacred rock and roll river.Rarely has a performer told his or her story with such force and sweeping power.Like many of his songs (“Thunder Road”,”Badlands”,”Darkness sur le bord de la ville”,”The River”,”Born in the USABruce Springsteen’s autobiography is written with the lyricism of a singular singer-songwriter and the wisdom of a man who has reflected deeply on his experiences.
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