Bruce

Bruce

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'Wonderful...Carlin's book never shies from the details of this most enduring of American heroes. The divorces, cruelties, years in therapy and his antidepressant fuelled comeback of 2003 are all here' Sunday Times
This sweeping biography of one of America's greatest musicians is the first in twenty-five years to be written with the cooperation of Springsteen himself. With unfettered access to the artist, his family and band members, acclaimed music writer Peter Ames Carlin presents an intimate and vivid portrait.
'A readable, expansive portrait of the New Jersey rocker that delves into his family background and personal life more than previous biographies' Sunday Telegraph
'The first serious Bruce Springsteen biography for 25 years. Carlin was granted unprecedented access to family, friends, management, even the Boss himself, enabling him to paint a vivid picture of the man, warts and all' Sunday Express
'A revealing portrait of a rock colossus... Peter Ames Carlin's new book is the first in 25 years to have been written with the co-operation of Springsteen. Previous biographies have tended towards closely argued adulation but Carlin has not been blinded by his access to Springsteen' Daily Telegraph
'One for the regular fan on the street...well written and jaw-dropping in its research...Weighty, fact focused, readable' Metro
'Painstakingly researched and based on - for the first time - interviews with Springsteen's family and friends as well as the Boss himself. To that extent it is the first authorised account for a decade...This is a warts-and-all account that includes Springsteen's flashes of temper when things didn't go his way...' Sunday Times
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Product details

  • Electronic book text | 400 pages
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1471112357
  • 9781471112355

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""Bruce" delivers. . . . Carlin gets across why Mr. Springsteen has meant so much, for so long, to so many people." "Do we need another Springsteen biography? The answer, here, is yes, thanks in large part to Carlin's tireless reporting, which helps straighten out some of the lore-laden stories of Springsteen's early years in New Jersey, and further illuminates his later struggles with depression." "There are probably more books about Bruce Springsteen than there are about any other rock star of his generation. But until one comes out with the words 'By Bruce Springsteen' on the cover, "Bruce" will be the definitive one." "Interviews with bandmates, family members, and exes paint an unflinching portrait of the rock icon.... Dives into Springsteen's personal life in unprecedented depth.... No previous biographer has uncovered as much about Springsteen's family." "Carlin's exhaustively researched portrait of rock and roll's working-class hero delivers everything a fan could wish for." "An astute engaging account." "An honest portrayal of the rock & roll legend." "An epic look at the man and his music." "For all those of us who grew up on the Jersey Shore, chasing Bruce and the band every weekend: the chase is over. It's all here. Everything we didn't know then -- we're surprised to learn now. It's close, it's intimate -- the master of introspection allows some full-on inspection of his life."--Brian Williams, NBC News "There are many things I could and should be doing right now, but I am not... I am reading and rereading this book. Why did you do this to me?"--Jon Stewart
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About Peter Ames Carlin

Peter Ames Carlin was born in Syracuse, NY, in 1963. He is the author of Catch A Wave: The Rise,Fall and Redemption of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney: A Life. He lives with his wife and three children in Portland, Oregon.
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3,651 ratings
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4 43% (1,556)
3 24% (874)
2 4% (154)
1 1% (42)
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