"Born to Run" er Bruce Springsteens afslørende og åbenhjertede biografi, der fortæller om mennesket bag en af vor tids mest legendariske rockstjerner.
I 2009 optrådte Bruce Springsteen og the E Street Band ved Super Bowl's halftime show. Oplevelsen var så fantastisk og opløftende, at Bruce valgte at skrive om det. Sådan begyndte han at skrive denne selvbiografi. I de efterfølgende syv år har Bruce privat nedskrevet historien om sit liv, hvilket er blevet til en stærk fortælling skrevet på samme ærlige, humoristiske, originale og jordbundne facon som hans sangtekster.
"Born to Run" er historien om den lille katolske dreng fra New Jersey, der antændte sin fantasi med poesi, fare og mørke og som oplevede sit livs 'Big Bang', da han så Elvis Presleys debut på the Ed Sullivan Show. I sin biografi deler Bruce Springsteen sit syn på livet i rampelyset, men han fortæller også om de personlige kvaler, der har inspireret hans allerbedste værker og viser læseren, hvorfor sangen "Born to Run" afslører langt mere om ham selv end vi går og tror.
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“A virtuoso performance, the 508-page equivalent to one of Springsteen and the E Street Band's famous four-hour concerts: Nothing is left onstage, and diehard fans and first-timers alike depart for home sated and yet somehow already aching for more.” —NPR
“Richly rewarding…Bruce Springsteen proves that he has taken on life fully engaged both in living and examining it, and in doing so, he’s delivered a story as profoundly inspiring as his best music…It’s alternately brutally honest, philosophically deep, stabbingly funny, and, perhaps most important, refreshingly humble.” —Los Angeles Times
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
In a personal account inspired by the remarkable 2009 Super Bowl halftime show, a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer traces his life from his childhood in a Catholic New Jersey family and the musical experiences that prompted his career to the rise of the E Street Band and the stories behind some of his most famous songs.
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