By (author) Peter A Carlin

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  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: Hardback | 512 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 234mm x 41mm | 726g
  • Publication date: 30 October 2012
  • ISBN 10: 1439191824
  • ISBN 13: 9781439191828
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 113,256

Product description

Peter Ames Carlin's "New York Times" bestselling biography of one America's greatest musicians is the first in twenty-five years to be written with the cooperation of Bruce Springsteen himself; "Carlin gets across why Mr. Springsteen has meant so much, for so long, to so many people" ("The New York Times"). In "Bruce," acclaimed music writer Peter Ames Carlin presents a startlingly intimate and vivid portrait of a rock icon. For more than four decades, Bruce Springsteen has reflected the heart and soul of America with a career that includes twenty Grammy Awards, more than 120 million albums sold, two Golden Globes, and an Academy Award. Peter Ames Carlin masterfully encompasses the breadth of Springsteen's astonishing career and explores the inner workings of a man who managed to redefine generations of music. A must read for fans, "Bruce" is a meticulously researched, compulsively readable biography of a man laden with family tragedy, a tremendous dedication to his artistry, and an all-consuming passion for fame and influence.

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Author information

Peter Ames Carlin has been a senior writer for "People," a TV critic for "The Oregonian" newspaper, and is the author of "Catch a Wave "and "Paul McCartney: A Life." Carlin lives in Portland, Oregon.

Review quote

If there is anyone who writes about modern musicians better than Carlin does, I don t know who it could possibly be. --Buzz Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights