Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
Told with humour, raw honesty and a poetic working man’s soul, I couldn't put it down. In particular, what I found so moving about Springsteen's story is that he admits he was never a naturally talented singer or guitar player or even songwriter. Through the book, we witness young Bruce struggle to learn and eventually find his place in the rock ’n’ roll pantheon. Sick in the Head by Judd Apatow I keep this book with me whenever I'm in need of a life pick-me-up. Written from the point of view of a student and fan, Apatow has published his life's interviews with the world's most famous comic minds — some of them before they hit it big, some of them during the height of their fame and some after retirement. A must-read for any performer.