u003cbu003eThe international Number One bestseller.u003cbru003e Over a million copies sold in the English language.u003cbru003e Published in 23 foreign languages.u003c/bu003eu003cbru003e u003cbru003e 'A heartfelt memoir . . . there is a fearlessness to his prose, a willingness to engage with his past, that chimes with his songwriter's desire to give voice to the people around him' u003cbu003eu003ciu003eSunday Timesu003c/iu003eu003c/bu003eu003cbru003e "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." --u003cbu003eBruce Springsteenu003c/bu003e, from the pages of u003cbu003eu003ciu003eBorn to Runu003c/iu003eu003c/bu003eu003cbru003e u003cbru003e In 2009, u003cbu003eBruce Springsteen u003c/bu003eand the u003cbu003eE Street Band u003c/bu003eperformed 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.u003cbru003e u003cbru003e 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.u003cbru003e u003cbru003e 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 u003cbu003eu003ciu003eThe Ed Sullivan Showu003c/iu003e.u003c/bu003e He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in u003cbu003eAsbury Parku003c/bu003e, and the rise of the u003cbu003eE Street Band.u003c/bu003e 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.u003cbru003e u003cbru003e u003cbu003eu003ciu003eBorn to Runu003c/iu003eu003c/bu003e will be revelatory for anyone who has ever enjoyed u003cbu003eBruce Springsteenu003c/bu003e, 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.u003cbru003e u003cbru003e 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.