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Born to run

Bruce Springsteen (Author)
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
eBook, English, 2017
First Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition View all formats and editions
Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, New York, 2017
autobiographies (literary works)
1 online resource (xvi, 510 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color))
9781471157813, 1471157814
Book one: Growin' up. My street
My house
The Church
The Italians
The Irish
My mother
The Big Bang (have you heard the news)
Radio days
The Second Coming
The show man (Lord of the Dance)
Workingman's blues
Where the bands are
The Castiles
Once there was a little Steven
The Upstage Club
Tinker (Surfin' safari)
Steel mill
Endless summer
Beatnik deluxe
California dreamin' (take two)
It's a bar, you idiots
Onward and upward
Losing my religion
Road work
"The Wild, the Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle"
The Satellite Lounge
Book two: Born to run. "Born to run"
Jon Landau
Thunder Road
The E Street Band
Clarence Clemons
New contracts
Living with the law
"Darkness on the Edge of Town"
The Drop
"The River"
Hello walls
Deliver me from nowhere
"Born in the USA"
"Buona fortuna, fratello mio"
The big Big Time
Going home
"Regresar a Mâexico"
"Tunnel of love"
Goin' Cali
Book three: Living proof. Living proof
Redheaded revolution
LA burning
Going to the chapel
Earthquake Sam
"Streets of Philadelphia"
"The Ghost of Tom Joad"
Western man
Eastern woman
King of New Jersey (Hollywood days)
Bringing it all back home
"The Rising"
Wild East
The Seeger sessions
Super Bowl Sunday
Moving on
"Wrecking Ball"
Losing the rain
The "Wrecking Ball" tour
Zero to sixty in nothing flat
Garage land
"High hopes"
Home front
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