Bruce Springsteen has had one hell of a life, and he’s about to tell us all about it. Springsteen has been working on his memoirs for seven years; he began writing after he and his E Street Band played the 2009 Super Bowl halftime show. And now Simon & Schuster announce that they’ll publish the book, which is called Born To Run, 9/27.
According to a press release, the book will cover Springsteen’s New Jersey upbringing, his bar-band days, his rise to the top, and his personal struggles. We already know that Springsteen knows how to mythologize New Jersey in song lyrics; it seems like a fair bet that he’ll be able to do the same thing in prose.
In the book, Springsteen writes, “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.”
According to Page Six, Springsteen got an advance of more than $10 million to write the book.