Nel 2009 Bruce Springsteen e la E Street Band si esibirono al Super Bowl: l'esperienza fu talmente entusiasmante che Bruce decise di metterla su carta. Nasce così questa autobiografia, a cui Bruce ha dedicato gli ultimi sette anni della sua vita e dove ritroviamo tutta la sincerità, l'ironia e l'originalità a cui ci ha abituati con le sue canzoni. Ci racconta la sua infanzia a Freehold, nel New Jersey, un luogo pieno di poesia ma anche di potenziali rischi, destinato ad alimentare la sua immaginazione, fino al momento che Bruce chiama "Big Bang": il debutto di Elvis Presley all'"Ed Sullivan Show". Descrive il suo desiderio incontenibile di diventare un musicista, gli esordi come re delle bar band ad Asbury Park e la nascita della E Street Band. Con candore disarmante, per la prima volta Bruce illustra i tormenti interiori che hanno ispirato i suoi capolavori, a cominciare proprio da Born to Run, un brano che qui si rivela più complesso di quanto immaginassimo. È una lettura illuminante per chiunque ami Bruce Springsteen, ma è molto più del memoir di una rockstar leggendaria: è un libro per spiriti pratici e inguaribili sognatori, per genitori e figli, per innamorati e cuori solitari, per artisti, fricchettoni e chiunque voglia essere battezzato nel sacro fiume del rock.
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Bruce, I fucking love you. That was amazing. "June 1, 1985, Slane Castle, Dublin, Ireland (Slane is NOT in Dublin, Bruce), our first stadium show ever ... Slane joined a rising number of our other performances to attain "legendary" status and, despite my distraction, turned out to be a solid show.
Excuse me as I quietly fangirl over here. Yes, I'm 20-30 years younger than most of this fanbase but this was the music I was raised on. I literally didn't know of pop until middle school. That's right. My parents hid decades of music from me and I couldn't have had a happier childhood. I was a grou Leggi tutto
Bruce Springsteen's autobiography had been sitting on my shelf five years or so--a short time by my standards--and after reading "The Best and the Brightest" and "Middlemarch" I decided it was time for some lighter fare. Let me say from the outset that I'm not a huge Bruce Springsteen fan. My CD coll Leggi tutto
This review is dedicated to my local friend, Margie 🎧🎶📚💕 My friend, Margie told me to choose this Audiobook. I did - because she also told me to listen to “Grateful American”, by Gary Sinise. It was powerful amazing-addictive-and life affirmative for me!! Margie is now retired so we have more time to s Leggi tutto
I loved this book. Yes, I’m a Springsteen fan but I am not always a fan of autobiographical books. I couldn’t put it down and actually finished in a day. So much I had no idea about his life and he was so open in this book. He was honest with his feelings and stayed true to himself in this book. He Leggi tutto
4★ My husband (also a musician) does not share my enthusiasm for Springsteen’s music (yes, this has caused a few tense moments in our marriage) but admits that he is a great songwriter. When celebrities who are not authors write a memoir they undoubtedly get help from ghost writers so I did some sear Leggi tutto
"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." And The Boss certainly delivered! Gah, I cannot compliment this book enough. Springsteen writes his autobiography like he wr Leggi tutto
I'm a huge Bruce Springsteen fan, so it would be hard for this not to be fun for me to read. I loved the stories of his childhood of near poverty, Catholicism, Freehold, NJ, his family, his awful father. Bruce's ambition, from the get-go, is fascinating. (As his desire for fame.) He is very honest a Leggi tutto
18 hours is a lot of Bruce. To be fair, it's a lot of anyone, but there is no better way to experience this than on audio with Bruce Springsteen expressively telling his story in his perfectly gravelly voice. The beginning chapters were especially touching as he nostalgically described in detail his Leggi tutto
I am not a Springsteen fan (nor detractor). Before listening to this, I could have named perhaps one of his songs, though I'm sure I would have known more if I were played them. Yet when I heard his Desert Island Discs interview I was mesmerised by his personality, his voice, and his honesty ( http:/ Leggi tutto
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