Thursday, October 6, 2016

Bruce Springsteen memoir tops New York Times Best Sellers list

Bruce Springsteen’s memoir, “Born To Run”, has debuted at No.1 on The New York Times Best Sellers List.

The autobiography, which sees the singer tell his life story under the title of his signature 1975 song, tops the October 16 list for non-fiction titles while also entering at No. 1 in Canada, UK/Ireland, Germany, Denmark, and Sweden.

Springsteen has been privately writing his story over the past seven years, starting after a 2009 performance with the E Street Band at Super Bowl 43’s halftime show in Tampa, FL.

Published alongside a companion audio collection entitled “Chapter And Verse”, the singer has promoted the pair of projects during extended interviews on CBS Sunday Morning and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, among others, and a 9-city book tour that started in his old hometown of Freehold, NJ on September 27.

Springsteen revealed the source of his personal drive during a conversation with CBS Sunday Morning host Anthony Mason, saying “I believe behind every artist has someone that told him that he wasn't worth dirt, and someone that told him they were the second coming of baby Jesus, and they believed them both. That is the fuel that starts the fire."

The rocker, who turned 67 last month, recently wrapped up a series of summer US stadium dates on The River Tour 2016 with a show at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA.

See also:

Bruce Springsteen: Chapter And Verse debuts on US charts
VIDEO: Bruce Springsteen interviewed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
VIDEO: Bruce Springsteen interviewed on CBS Sunday Morning
Bruce Springsteen to discuss Born To Run memoir on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
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