Note the date. September 27th, 2016. Just a few days after his 67th birthday, Simon & Schuster will publish worldwide Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography, titled Born to Run.
Bruce has been working in the book since 2009’s Superbowl performance: ““Writing about yourself is a funny business,” says Bruce. “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.”
In Born to Run, Mr. Springsteen describes growing up in Freehold, New Jersey amid the “poetry, danger, and darkness” that fueled 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 realized.
The work will be published in hardcover, ebook, and audio editions by Simon & Schuster in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and India, and rights have already been sold to publishers in nine countries.
The international publishers of Born to Run are Editions Albin Michel in France; Mondadori in Italy; Heyne in Germany; Natur & Kultur in Sweden; Spectrum in the Netherlands, Politkens in Denmark; Cappelen Damn in Norway; Otava in Finland; and Penguin Random Spain.