Racing in the Street: The Bruce Springsteen Readerby June Skinner Sawyers
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/b>… See more details below
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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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.
Martin Scorsese entered a seminary in 1956, but then opted to channel his passions into film. He is the acclaimed director of such classic films as Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and Goodfellas.
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"Racing in the Street" is an amazing, interesting, identifiable and factual compilation from fifty well known and lesser known writers who happen to have a unique knowledge about and interest in Bruce Springsteen and his music over the years. The facts and stories help paint the picture that is Bruce - from fifty different perspectives. Each piece sheds light on Bruce and his music during different times in his career to date. The reader not only learns everything you'd want to know about Bruce, but also introduces you to fifty interested and interesting writers and their various viewpoints and writing styles. This is a great gift for any Springsteen fan - new or those who have been listening for almost thirty years.