Bruce Springsteen probably hasn’t even woken up Stateside today and already its been a phenomenal day for The Boss.
First off, it took just over an hour for 160,000 tickets to see Springsteen play in Dublin’s Croke Park this May to sell out.
Now, it has just been announced that his eagerly anticipated autobiography will hit shelves in September.
The book, entitled Born To Run, will be published by Simon & Schuster on September 27. Not one to rush things, Springsteen has spent six years working on the book.
A press statement regarding the memoir reads: “In Born To Run, Springsteen describes growing up in Freehold, New Jersey amid the ‘poetry, danger, and darkness’ that fuelled his imagination. 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 realised.”
“Writing about yourself is a funny business,” Springsteen writes in the upcoming release.
“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.”
The New Jersey native reportedly earned an advance of $10 million for the autobiography. Springsteen thought about writing his memoirs four years ago, but was dissuaded because Pete Townshend, of The Who, and Neil Young were both writing books. “I thought, f - - k it, I’m not going to do one, too,” he said at the time.
Springsteen’s book comes after his longtime aide Obie Dziedzic announced last Spring that she was writing a memoir about life with the Boss and the E Street Band.
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