February 11, 2016


Bruce Springsteen Memoir 'Born to Run' Coming This Fall

Bob Riha Jr/WireImage
Bob Riha Jr/WireImage

This fall, days after Bruce Springsteen's 67th birthday, we're getting The Boss: The Book. 

Actually titled Born to Run, the autobiography, due Sept. 27, 2016, has been in the works since shortly after Springsteen and the E Street Band's 2009 Super Bowl halftime show. “Writing about yourself is a funny business,” Springsteen says in a post on his official site. “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.”

Check out the cover here:

And the synopsis, as well, while you're at it:

"In Born to Run, 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."

Simon & Schuster publisher Jonathan Karp says, "This is the book we’ve been hoping for." Guessing we'll be saying the same come September. While you wait, Peter Ames Carlin wrote a 512-pager about Springsteen in 2013 simply titled Bruce.