Runaway American Dream: Listening to Bruce Springsteen

Runaway American Dream: Listening to Bruce Springsteen

by Jimmy Guterman


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Runaway American Dream: Listening to Bruce Springsteen by Jimmy Guterman

Over the course of a career now in its fourth decade, Bruce Springsteen has earned one of the most passionate, devoted followings in all rock 'n' roll. He's selling more records and concert tickets in his fifties than he sold in his twenties. Yet to many fans he remains an enigma. How has Springsteen produced such a consistent body of work and retained his currency while other top rock 'n' rollers have gone by the wayside? Jimmy Guterman, an accessible and entertaining music writer, has been writing about Springsteen since the late 1970s. In Runaway American Dream, he delves deep into dramatic and crucial moments from every phase of Springsteen's career, interpreting the songs and incisively commenting on the man and the culture at large to deliver a nuanced portrait of The Boss from the earliest days right up to Springsteen's 2005 album, Devils & Dust.

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ISBN-13: 9780306813979
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 06/13/2005
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.16(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Jimmy Guterman is the author of five books about rock 'n' roll, among them 12 Days on the Road, Rockin' My Life Away, and the inexplicably best-selling The Worst Rock 'n' Roll Records of All Time. He has written for Rolling Stone, Esquire, The Boston Globe, Wired, and Salon. Born and raised in New Jersey, he lives in Massachusetts.

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