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Thorndike Press, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 829 pages
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This sweeping biography is the first in twenty-five years to be written with the cooperation of Bruce Springsteen himself. With unfettered access to the artist, his family, and band members-including Clarence Clemons in his last major interview-Peter Ames Carlin presents an intimate and vivid portrait of a rock icon. For more than four decades, Springsteen has reflected the heart and soul of America. Built from years of research and unparalleled access to its subject and his inner circle, Bruce presents the most revealing account yet of a man laden with family tragedy, a tremendous dedication to his artistry, and an all-consuming passion for fame and influence. Book jacket.

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User Review  - jerhogan - LibraryThing

It's a bit relentless as is Bruce's own character - moral, perfectionist yet amenable to change eventually. At times reading felt like a slog but it was interesting in parts - especially 9/11. It ... Read full review

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User Review  - Big_Bang_Gorilla - LibraryThing

I've never thought that a biography of Bruce Springsteen would be very interesting, and that's basically correct. Aside from a flubbed romance or two and some diva moments on stage, there is very ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Peter Ames Carlin is a writer and the author of several books, including "Bruce", a biography of Bruce Springsteen published in October, 2012. Carlin has also been a free-lance journalist, a senior writer at "People" in New York City, and a television columnist and feature writer at "The Oregonian" in Portland. A regular speaker on music, art and popular culture, Carlin lives in Portland, Ore., with his wife and three children.

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