Racing in the Street: The Bruce Springsteen Reader

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June Skinner Sawyers
Penguin Books, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 434 pages

For more than three decades, Bruce Springsteen's ability to express in words and music the deepest hopes, fears, loves, and sorrows of average Americans has made him a hero to his millions of devoted fans. Racing in the Street is the first comprehensive collection of writings about Springsteen, featuring the most insightful, revealing, famous, and infamous articles, interviews, reviews, and other writings. This nostalgic journey through the career of a rock-'n'-roll legend chronicles every album and each stage of Springsteen's career. It's all here—Dave Marsh's Rolling Stone review of Springsteen's ten sold-out Bottom Line shows in 1975 in New York City, Jay Cocks's and Maureen Orth's dueling Time and Newsweek cover stories, George Will's gross misinterpretation of Springsteen's message on his Born in the USA tour, and Will Percy's 1999 interview for Double Take, plus much, much more.

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A great collection of Springsteen essays and nice to have all in one place. The essays are kind of hit or miss. Some are great, others are meh. Read full review

Racing in the street: the Bruce Springsteen reader

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The recent Bruce Springsteen renaissance has resulted in a spate of books. Among the best is this collection of essays, poems, interviews, reviews, short stories, novel excerpts, poetry, and academic ... Read full review

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June Skinner Sawyers is an editor and journalist who writes frequently about music and the arts. She is a regular contributor to the Chicago Tribune, for which she wrote a nightlife column for two years, and is the editor of several literary anthologies.


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