Rediscover: Bruce

A stadium of buzz is building for Bruce Springsteen's upcoming autobiography, Born to Run, out September 27 from Simon & Schuster. It's the first book the rock icon has written about himself, and promises to unleash a Boss bonanza (he co-authored an illustrated book in 2014, Outlaw Pete, based on a song from his album Working on a Dream).

In the interim, Springsteen fans can warm up with Peter Ames Carlin's Bruce, a bestselling biography published in 2012 that was, at the time, the first biography Springsteen had cooperated with in 25 years. Carlin is a journalist whose work has appeared in People, the New York Times Magazine, the Los Angeles Times Magazine and the Oregonian. He resigned from the Oregonian to focus on writing books about musicians, including Catch a Wave: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson (2006), Paul McCartney: A Life (2009) and Bruce (2012). Carlin's latest biography, Homeward Bound: The Life of Paul Simon (Holt), comes out October 11. Bruce should hold Boss fans over until they're ready to run to their nearest bookstore on September 27. It was published in paperback in 2013 (Touchstone, $18, 9781439191835). --Tobias Mutter

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