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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."show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 160.02 x 233.68 x 40.64mm | 725.74g
  • SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 8 pg.color insert
  • 1439191824
  • 9781439191828
  • 152,480

Review quote

"Rock biographer ("Peter Ames Carlin") delivers a straight-on, rockin and rollin life of the Jersey youngster who sold his soul to rock and roll the night he saw Elvis on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1957. Drawing on exclusive interviews with members of the E Street Band, including Clarence Clemons s final interview, and unrestricted conversations with Springsteen s family, friends, manager Jon Landau, and Springsteen himself, Carlin takes us on a fascinating journey through Springsteen s childhood, youth, and his rise to fame out of his early years playing in bands such as the Castiles, Earth, and Child to his most recent concerts in support of his Wrecking Ball album. Carlin energetically drives through the streets of Asbury Park, the bars and arenas around the world where Springsteen continues to work his magic. Carlin gives Springsteen the definitive treatment, and this is by far the best of the many books about the rock and roller, capturing his many moods, his desire to retain his privacy, but his secret craving for superstardom, and, above all, his consummate musicianship and his deep passion for pleasing audiences with rollicking, energetic shows."--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review"show more

About Peter Ames Carlin

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.show more

Review Text

" Bruce delivers. . . . Carlin gets across why Mr. Springsteen has meant so much, for so long, to so many people." New York Timesshow more