Late, Late at Night

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 12, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 336 pages
36 Reviews
In a searingly candid memoir which he authored himself, Grammy Award-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.

           In the 1980s, singer-songwriter and actor Rick Springfield seemed to have it all: a megahit single in “Jessie’s Girl,” sold-out concert tours, follow-up hits that sold more than 17 million albums and became the pop soundtrack for an entire generation, and 12 million daily viewers who avidly tuned in to General Hospital to swoon over his portrayal of the handsome Dr. Noah Drake. Yet lurking behind his success as a pop star and soap opera heartthrob and his unstoppable drive was a moody, somber, and dark soul, one filled with depression and insecurity.

           In Late, Late at Night, 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 Rick’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, Rick’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.


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User Review  - Becky Sandham Mathwin - Goodreads

I listened to this one on audio book. I enjoy listening to celebrity autobiographies-they're usually entertaining and don't require a whole lot of concentration-definitely a guilty pleasure. I never ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tonja Jensen - Goodreads

Rick Springfield lived a pretty interesting life starting in Australia, moving to England, back to Australia and then to USA-california. The only thing i got tired of was hearing about mr. darkness too much other than that a good book. Read full review


chApTeR one Three Wishes
chApTeR TWo My golden childhood
chApTeR ThRee girls guitars and glory
chApTeR fouR The ugliest kid in the World
chApTeR five not Your Regulation uso Tour
chApTeR six Back Through the Looking glass
chApTeR seven fame and famine
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chApTeR nine America on 180 a Month
chApTeR Ten The Americanization of Ricky
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chApTeR ThiRTeen We have ignition
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About the author (2010)

Rick Springfield has been writing and performing music for more than four decades. An accomplished actor, he has performed on Broadway, headlined in Las Vegas, and starred in numerous movies and television series; most recently, he played a twisted version of “himself” in Showtime’s hit Californication. 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.