The Riviera Beach Library is currently closed.

Born to Run
(Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published:
Simon & Schuster 2016
Format:
Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Status:
Available from OverDrive
Description
"Writing about yourself is a funny business...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." —Bruce Springsteen, from the pages of Born to Run
In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl's halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That's how this extraordinary autobiography began.

Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs.

He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger, and darkness that fueled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as "The Big Bang": seeing Elvis Presley's debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. 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.

Born to Run will be revelatory for anyone who has ever enjoyed Bruce Springsteen, but this book is much more than a legendary rock star's memoir. This is a book for workers and dreamers, parents and children, lovers and loners, artists, freaks, or anyone who has ever wanted to be baptized in the holy river of rock and roll.

Rarely has a performer told his own story with such force and sweep. Like many of his songs ("Thunder Road," "Badlands," "Darkness on the Edge of Town," "The River," "Born in the U.S.A.," "The Rising," and "The Ghost of Tom Joad," to name just a few), Bruce Springsteen's autobiography is written with the lyricism of a singular songwriter and the wisdom of a man who has thought deeply about his experiences.
Also in This Series
Formats
Adobe EPUB eBook
Works on all eReaders (except Kindles), desktop computers and mobile devices with reading apps installed.
Kindle Book
Works on Kindles and devices with a Kindle app installed.
OverDrive Read
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Details
Street Date:
09/27/2016
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781501141539
ASIN:
B01BNSK4V2
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Bruce Springsteen. (2016). Born to Run. Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Bruce Springsteen. 2016. Born to Run. Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run. Simon & Schuster, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Bruce Springsteen. Born to Run. Simon & Schuster, 2016.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection00
Anne Arundel County Public Library11

There are 4 holds on this title.

Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
9a9efe17-efa7-671e-9f4c-b8e3d88996e4
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Jun 03, 2017 06:36:09
Date Updated:
Nov 16, 2017 00:06:39
Last Metadata Check:
Feb 25, 2024 05:56:27
Last Metadata Change:
Feb 25, 2024 05:56:27
Last Availability Check:
Feb 25, 2024 05:56:28
Last Availability Change:
Jan 14, 2024 18:20:50
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Mar 01, 2024 20:57:27

OverDrive Product Record

sortTitle
Born to Run
crossRefId
2596918
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0439-1/{6456F3E0-26F3-49AC-B795-30716F670698}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0439-1/{6456F3E0-26F3-49AC-B795-30716F670698}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0439-1/645/6F3/E0/{6456F3E0-26F3-49AC-B795-30716F670698}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0439-1/645/6F3/E0/{6456F3E0-26F3-49AC-B795-30716F670698}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781501141539
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B01BNSK4V2
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781501141539
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
mediaType
eBook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Bruce Springsteen
id
6456f3e0-26f3-49ac-b795-30716f670698
title
Born to Run
starRating
4
dateAdded
2016-09-22T15:17:00-04:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=51&titleID=2596918
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Maryland's Digital Library (MD)
          • id: 831

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0439-1/{6456F3E0-26F3-49AC-B795-30716F670698}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0439-1/{6456F3E0-26F3-49AC-B795-30716F670698}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0439-1/645/6F3/E0/{6456F3E0-26F3-49AC-B795-30716F670698}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0439-1/645/6F3/E0/{6456F3E0-26F3-49AC-B795-30716F670698}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
formats
      • fileName: BorntoRun_9781501141539_2596918
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 12356187
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781501141539
      • rights:
            • type: Copying
            • value: 0
            • type: Printing
            • value: 0
            • type: Lending
            • value: 0
            • type: ReadAloud
            • value: 0
            • type: ExpirationRights
            • value: 0
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • isReadAlong: False
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • onSaleDate: 9/27/2016
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=6456f3e0-26f3-49ac-b795-30716f670698&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: BorntoRun_2596918
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B01BNSK4V2
      • name: Kindle Book
      • isReadAlong: False
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • onSaleDate: 9/27/2016
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=6456f3e0-26f3-49ac-b795-30716f670698&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: BorntoRun_9781501141539_2596918
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 12114386
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781501141539
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • isReadAlong: False
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 9/27/2016
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=6456f3e0-26f3-49ac-b795-30716f670698&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Springsteen, Bruce
      • bioText: Bruce Springsteen has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the New Jersey Hall of Fame. He is the recipient of twenty Grammy Awards, the Academy Award, and the Kennedy Center Honors. He lives in New Jersey with his family. His latest work, together with Barack Obama, is Renegades: Born in the USA, a candid and entertaining collection of conversations that expand on their groundbreaking Higher Ground podcast.
      • name: Bruce Springsteen
subjects
      • value: Biography & Autobiography
      • value: Music
      • value: Nonfiction
publishDate
2016-09-27T00:00:00-04:00
publishDateText
09/27/2016
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 9781501141522
mediaType
eBook
shortDescription
"Writing about yourself is a funny business...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." —Bruce Springsteen, from the pages of Born to Run
In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl's halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That's how this extraordinary autobiography began.

Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs.

He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger, and darkness that fueled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as "The Big Bang": seeing Elvis Presley's debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early...
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
Born to Run
fullDescription
"Writing about yourself is a funny business...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." —Bruce Springsteen, from the pages of Born to Run
In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl's halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That's how this extraordinary autobiography began.

Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs.

He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger, and darkness that fueled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as "The Big Bang": seeing Elvis Presley's debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. 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.

Born to Run will be revelatory for anyone who has ever enjoyed Bruce Springsteen, but this book is much more than a legendary rock star's memoir. This is a book for workers and dreamers, parents and children, lovers and loners, artists, freaks, or anyone who has ever wanted to be baptized in the holy river of rock and roll.

Rarely has a performer told his own story with such force and sweep. Like many of his songs ("Thunder Road," "Badlands," "Darkness on the Edge of Town," "The River," "Born in the U.S.A.," "The Rising," and "The Ghost of Tom Joad," to name just a few), Bruce Springsteen's autobiography is written with the lyricism of a singular songwriter and the wisdom of a man who has thought deeply about his experiences.
sortTitle
Born to Run
crossRefId
2596918
reviews
      • premium: True
      • source: Publisher's Weekly
      • content:

        Starred review from October 3, 2016
        In his long-awaited memoir, Springsteen takes readers on an entertaining, high-octane journey from the streets of New Jersey to all over the world. A natural storyteller, Springsteen commands our attention, regaling us with his tales of growing up poor with a misanthropic father and a mother who had endless faith in people. The Boss delights us with humorous stories of his first guitar���which he couldn't get his seven-year-old fingers around���and his inspiration to become a musician after seeing Elvis on The Ed Sullivan Show: "I WANTED... I NEEDED... TO ROCK! NOW!" Once he's hooked, he can't give up this insatiable hunger to rock like Chuck Berry, or the Rolling Stones, or the Beatles; soon he's playing in his first band, the Castiles, and eventually with another band, Steel Mill, opening up for Grand Funk Railroad, Ike & Tina Turner, and Iron Butterfly. Springsteen weaves a captivating story, introducing us to the essential people in his life: Patti Scialfa, Clarence Clemons, Steven Van Zandt, and producer/managers Mike Appel and Jon Landau, among many others. He offers absorbing accounts of the making of each album, and he considers Born to Run as the dividing line between musical styles, as well as the mark of the beginning of his success; he also admits that his bands were never democracies and that he makes the decisions. Most insightful, he reveals his ongoing battles with depression���"shortly after my sixtieth I slipped into a depression like I hadn't experienced"���and his eventual ability to live with this condition. Springsteen writes with the same powerful lyrical quality of his music.

popularity
1428
publisher
Simon & Schuster
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L2BaQAAAOQCAAA1L/products/6456f3e0-26f3-49ac-b795-30716f670698/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
6456f3e0-26f3-49ac-b795-30716f670698
starRating
4
bisacCodes
      • code: BIO004000
      • description: Biography & Autobiography / Composers & Musicians
      • code: BIO013000
      • description: Biography & Autobiography / Rich & Famous
      • code: BIO026000
      • description: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Memoirs