Synopses & Reviews
The first in twenty-five years to be written with the cooperation of Bruce Springsteen himself. With unfettered access to the artist, his family, and band members including Clarence Clemons in his last major interview, 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 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.
"Bruce delivers....Carlin gets across why Mr. Springsteen has meant so much, for so long, to so many people."
New York Times
"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."
"An epic look at the man and his music."
"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."
"An unusually intimate portrait."
The New York Times
bestselling biography of Bruce Springsteen is an "exhaustively researched portrait of rock and roll's working-class hero that delivers everything a fan could wish for" (People
This sweeping biography of one of America's greatest musicians is the first in twenty-five years to be written with the cooperation of Bruce Springsteen himself. With unfettered access to the artist, his family, and band members -- including Clarence Clemons in his last major interview -- acclaimed music writer Peter Ames Carlin presents a startlingly intimate and vivid portrait of a rock icon.
About the Author
Peter Ames Carlin has been a senior writer for <><>, a TV critic for The Oregonian newspaper, and is the author of Catch a Wave: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Beach Boys: Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney: A Life. Carlin lives with his wife and three children in Portland, Oregon. Visit PeterAmesCarlin.com.