The Boss has dropped a bombshell.
Bruce Springsteen has been at work for the past seven years on his autobiography, and on Thursday he announced its arrival. Called -- what else? -- “Born to Run,” the book will see worldwide publication by Simon & Schuster on Sept. 27.
According to the press announcement, Springsteen, 66, started work on the book in 2009. He and his E Street Band had just put out his 16th studio album, “Working on a Dream,” and capped its release with a halftime set at the Super Bowl.
Included with news of the book’s arrival was a quick synopsis of “Born to Run” from the publisher:
The latest memoir from a rock star, Springsteen’s book will share space with recent titles by Patti Smith, Elvis Costello, Keith Richards, Carrie Brownstein and dozens of others.
Granted, if he needs some fresh eyes to scour the rough drafts, Springsteen has a few rock writers in his entourage. His longtime manager, Jon Landau, was an early critic for Rolling Stone, as was another close ally, the writer Dave Marsh.
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