Synopses & Reviews
Now in paperbackand#8212;Grammy Award-winning icon Rick Springfield shares the startling story of his rise and fall and rise again in music, film, and television and his lifelong battle with depression.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In a searingly candid memoir which he authored himself, Grammy Awardand#8211;winning pop icon Rick Springfield pulls back the curtain on his image as a bright, shiny, happy performer to share the startling story of his rise and fall and rise in music, film, and television and his lifelong battle with depression.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;In the 1980s, singer-songwriter and actor Rick Springfield seemed to have it all: a megahit single in and#8220;Jessieand#8217;s Girl,and#8221; sold-out concert tours, follow-up hits that sold more than seventeen million albums and became the pop soundtrack for an entire generation, and twelve million daily viewers who avidly tuned in to andlt;iandgt;General Hospital andlt;/iandgt;to swoon over his portrayal of the handsomeandlt;iandgt; andlt;/iandgt;Dr. Noah Drake. Yet lurking behind hisandlt;iandgt; andlt;/iandgt;success as a pop star and soap opera heartthrobandlt;iandgt; andlt;/iandgt;and his unstoppable drive was a moody, somber,andlt;iandgt; andlt;/iandgt;and dark soul, one filled with depression and insecurity.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;In andlt;iandgt;Late, Late at Nightandlt;/iandgt;, the memoir his millions of fans have been waiting for, Rick takes readers inside the highs and lows of his extraordinary life. By turns winningly funny and heartbreakingly sad, every page resonates with Rickand#8217;s witty, wry, self-deprecating, brutally honest voice. On one level, he reveals the inside story of his ride to the top of the entertainment world. On a second, deeper level, he recounts with unsparing candor the forces that have driven his life, including his longtime battle with depression and thoughts of suicide, the shattering death of his father, and his decision to drop out at the absolute peak of fame. Having finally found a more stable equilibrium, Rickand#8217;s story is ultimately a positive one, deeply informed by his passion for creative expression through his music, a deep love of his wife of twenty-six years and their two sons, and his life-long quest for spiritual peace.
About the Author
Rick Springfield has been writing and performing music for more than four decades. An accomplished actor, he has starred on Broadway, headlined in Las Vegas, and starred in numerous movies and TV series. He was featured prominently in Dave Grohl's highly praised 2013 documentary, andlt;Iandgt;Sound Cityandlt;/Iandgt;. He maintains an active touring schedule, playing more than 100 dates per year around the world. He lives in Malibu, California, with his wife Barbara.