Book Talk: Born to Run

born to runBorn to Run by Bruce Springsteen

In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl’s halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Springsteen decided to write about it. Seven years later he published the 500 page memoir, Born to Run.

Bruce Springsteen, or The Boss as he is known, privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to the pages the same honesty, humour, and originality found in his songs.

Beginning in his early working class childhood in a run-down New Jersey neighbourhood predominantly populated by immigrant Irish and Italian families, his book is much more than a legendary rock star’s memoir. This is a book for workers and dreamers, parents and children, lovers and loners, artists, freaks, or anyone who has ever wanted to be baptized in the holy river of rock and roll. As the Boss puts it, “tramps like us, baby we were born to run.”

Born to Run and many other rock legend memoirs can be found at the Haliburton County Public Library.

*Originally aired on 100.9 CANOE FM.

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