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Bruce Springsteen autobiography 'Born to Run' releasing in September

Published 11/02/2016 | 14:57

Bruce Springsteen, Pairc Ui Caoimh, Cork in 2013 Photo: Michael McSweeney
Bruce Springsteen, Pairc Ui Caoimh, Cork in 2013 Photo: Michael McSweeney

Bruce Springsteen will finally release his autobiography in September.

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The Boss signed a deal with publishers Simon & Schuster who will publish the memoir on September 27 in hardcover, ebook and audio.

The 66 year old star began writing it in 2009, after he had performed, with the E Street Band, during the Super Bowl halftime show.

Springsteen's website released a statement:

"In Born to Run, Springsteen describes growing up in Freehold, New Jersey amid the 'poetry, danger, and darkness' that fueled his imagination.

"He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band.

"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.

"'Writing about yourself is a funny business,' Bruce notes in his book. '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.'"

Page Six reports that Springsteen received a heft advance of €10 million for the memoir.

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