Bruce Springsteen is set to release his autobiography “Born to Run” later this year, publisher Simon & Schuster announced Thursday.
Simon & Schuster will handle with world-wide release of the book on Sept. 27. The work will be published in hardcover, ebook, and audio editions in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and India. Rights have already been sold to publishers in nine other countries.
Springsteen has been privately writing the autobiography over the past seven years. He began work in 2009, after performing with the E Street Band at the Super Bowl’s halftime show.
In “Born to Run,” Springsteen describes growing up in Freehold, New Jersey amid the “poetry, danger, and darkness” that fueled his imagination. He recounts his drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band.
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,” Springsteen 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.”
Simon & Schuster acquired “Born to Run” in an exclusive submission from Springsteen’s legal representatives, Allen Grubman and Jonathan Ehrlich of the law firm Grubman Shire & Meiselas, P.C.. Simon & Schuster previously published Springsteen’s illustrated book with Frank Caruso, “Outlaw Pete,” in 2014.
The international publishers of “Born to Run” are editions Albin Michel in France; Mondadori in Italy; Heyne in Germany; Natur & Kultur in Sweden; Spectrum in the Netherlands, Politikens in Denmark; Cappelen Damn in Norway; Otava in Finland; and Penguin Random Spain.