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Music writer to sign, discuss Springsteen biography at Sundance Books and Music



2011-processcolor-arch-4What: Acclaimed music writer Peter Ames Carlin signs and discusses BRUCE (Simon & Schuster), his new biography of Bruce Springsteen.

When/Where: Thurs., March 7, 6:30 p.m., Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave, Reno.

About BRUCE: BRUCE, a sweeping portrait by acclaimed music writer Peter Ames Carlin, is the first biography in 25 years to be written with the full cooperation of Springsteen himself. Unprecedented access to the artist, his family, his friends and bandmates past and present—including Clarence Clemons in his final major interview—adds vivid, intimate detail and context to a groundbreaking picture of one of America’s greatest musicians.

Built from years of meticulous research and countless hours of interviews with Springsteen, his inner circle and a lifetime’s worth of friends, fellow musicians and ex-girlfriends, BRUCE presents the most revealing account yet of an American music icon as he continually redefined his style and sound—while also battling the many demons that hovered over his childhood.


“Carlin’s exhaustively researched portrait of rock and roll’s working-class hero delivers everything a fan could wish for.” —People

“Interviews with bandmates, family members and exes paint an unflinching portrait of the rock icon… Dives into Springsteen’s personal life in unprecedented depth … No previous biographer has uncovered as much about Springsteen’s family.”
Rolling Stone

About the Author: Peter Ames Carlin is the New York Times bestselling author of Catch a Wave: The Rise, Fall & Redemption of the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney: A Life. He has been a senior writer for People and a television critic for The Oregonian newspaper. Carlin lives with his family in Portland, Ore.

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