Synopses & Reviews
Over the course of a career now in its fourth decade, Bruce Springsteen has earned one of the most passionate, devoted followings in all rock n roll. Hes selling more records and concert tickets in his fifties than he sold in his twenties. Yet to many fans he remains an enigma. How has Springsteen produced such a consistent body of work and retained his currency while other top rock n rollers have gone by the wayside? Jimmy Guterman, an accessible and entertaining music writer, has been writing about Springsteen since the late 1970s. In Runaway American Dream, he delves deep into dramatic and crucial moments from every phase of Springsteens career, interpreting the songs and incisively commenting on the man and the culture at large to deliver a nuanced portrait of The Boss from the earliest days right up to Springsteens 2005 album, Devils and Dust.
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A series of new, original, and provocative essays on the music, myth, and meaning of The Boss
About the Author
Jimmy Guterman is the author of five books about rock n roll, among them 12 Days on the Road, Rockin My Life Away, and the inexplicably best-selling The Worst Rock n Roll Records of All Time. He has written for Rolling Stone, Esquire, The Boston Globe, Wired, and Salon. Born and raised in New Jersey, he lives in Massachusetts.