‘Someday girl I don’t know when
We’re gonna get to that place, where we really wanna go
And we’ll walk in the sun, but till then tramps like us
Baby we were born to run’
One of the greatest musicians of the modern age, Bruce Springsteen, will be releasing his long awaited memoir Born To Run, later this year.
“Writing about yourself is a funny business,” Springsteen writes. “But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I’ve tried to do this.”
In a statement overnight, publishers Simon & Schuster reported that Springsteen has been working on the autobiography for seven years. Springsteen describes growing up in Freehold, New Jersey and according to Simon and Schuster 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”.
“If you were to ask any publisher to name a cultural figure whose autobiography would provoke the greatest enthusiasm, Bruce Springsteen’s name would be on every list,” said Ian Chapman, CEO of Simon & Schuster UK. “Beyond being one of the most admired individuals in the world, he is a captivating storyteller with a unique way of expressing himself.”
“It is the book we’ve been hoping for. Readers will see their own lives in Bruce Springsteen’s extraordinary story, just as we recognise ourselves in his songs.”
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