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Born to Run

Bruce Springsteen

"Writing about yourself is a funny business…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." -Bruce Springsteen, from the pages of Born to Run 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.

"Writing about yourself is a funny business…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." -Bruce Springsteen, from the pages of Born to Run 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.
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"Writing about yourself is a funny business…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." -Bruce Springsteen, from the pages of Born to Run 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.

Language:

English

Length:

18h 14m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:28


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:19


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

46:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

22:39


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

15:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

41:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:32


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:48


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:36


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

19:26


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:34


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

21:45


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:21


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

11:53


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

15:52


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:24


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

26:20


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

10:57


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

19:07


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

12:09


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

17:58


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:33


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:49


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

26:55


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

20:06


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:54


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:23


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

14:31


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

10:56


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

11:11


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:02


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

41:31


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:51


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

12:08


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

24:40


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

13:18


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:18


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:50


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:18


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:22


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

17:15


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

20:16


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:21


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

11:26


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

23:00


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:21


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:21


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:44


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

35:43


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

16:01


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

10:51


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

11:37


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

09:57


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

11:24


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:10


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:48


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

11:17


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

17:43


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:56


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:50


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

11:08


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

09:22


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:11


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:09


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

02:17