Fans born to read Boss’s bio

Winnipeg Free Press - Section E - - ARTS & LIFE -

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.”

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