Fans born to read Boss’s bio
One of rock’s great storytellers is turning to the page to tell his own story.
Simon & Schuster will publish Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography, titled Born to Run, on Sept. 27. The prolific but private singer/songwriter began discreetly working on the book, according to a press release from the publishing company, in 2009, after performing with his E Street Band during halftime of that year’s Super Bowl.
“Writing about yourself is a funny business,” Springsteen notes in the book. “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.”
Springsteen recounts growing up in Freehold, N.J., and describes his drive to become a musician, the release reports, adding that “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.”