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Book: Racing in the Street - The Bruce Springsteen Reader
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|By June Skinner Sawyers. Foreword by Martin Scorsese, Afterword by Robert Santelli. Racing in the Street is the first comprehensive collection of writings about Springsteen, featuring the most insightful, revealing, famous, and infamous articles, interviews, reviews, and other writings from the past 30 years, chronicling every album and each stage of Springsteen’s career:
Peter Knobler with Greg Mitchell - “Who is Bruce Springsteen, and Why Are We saying All These Wonderful Things About Him?” (Crawdaddy)
Paul Williams – “Lost in the Flood” (Backstreets)
John Rockwell – "Springsteen's Rock Poetry at Its Best (New York Times)
Dave Marsh – "Bruce Springsteen: A Rock 'Star is Born'" (Rolling Stone)
Maureen Orth, Janet Huck, and Peter S. Greenberg – "Making of a Rock Star" (Newsweek)
Jay Cocks – "Rock's New Sensation" (Time)
Lester Bangs – "Hot Rod Rumble in the Promised Land" (Creem)
Ariel Swartley – "The Wild, the Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle" (Stranded: Rock and Roll for a Desert Island)
Dave Marsh – "Thunder Road" (Born to Run: The Bruce Springsteen Story)
Robert Hilburn – "Out in the Streets" (Backstreets)
Don McLeese – "Abdicating the Rock 'n' Roll Pedestal: Bruce Springsteen Gets Down" (Chicago Reader)
Greil Marcus – "The Next President of the United States" (New West)
George F. Will – "Bruuuuuce"
T. Coraghessan Boyle – "Greasy Lake" (Greasy Lake and Other Stories)
Bobbie Ann Mason – excerpt (In Country)
James Wolcott – "The Hagiography of Bruce Springsteen" (Vanity Fair)
Simon Frith – "The Real Thing: Bruce Springsteen” (Music for Pleasure)
Kevin Major - excerpt (Dear Bruce Springsteen)
Jefferson Morley – "Darkness on the Edge of the Shining City" Bruce Springsteen and the End of Reaganism" (New Republic)
Andrew Greeley – "The Catholic Imagination of Bruce Springsteen" (America)
Robert Santelli – "Twenty Years Burning Down the Road: The Complete History of Jersey Shore Rock 'n' Roll" (Backstreets)
Charles R. Cross – "The Promise" (Backstreets)
Dave Barry – "The Boss in the Band"
Elizabeth Wurtzel - excerpt (Prozac Nation: A Memoir)
Neil Strauss – "Springsteen Looks Back but Keeps Walking On" (New York Times)
Hope Edelman – "Bruce Springsteen and the Story of Us" (Iowa Review)
Judy Wieder – "Bruce Springsteen: The Advocate Interview" (The Advocate)
Bryan K. Garman – "The Ghost of History: Bruce Springsteen, Woody Guthrie, and the Hurt Song" (Popular Music and Society)
Jim Cullen – "Tom Joad's Children"; "The Bars of Graceland" (Born in the U.S.A.: Bruce Springsteen and the American Tradition)
Tom Perotta - excerpt (The Wishbones)
Nicholas Dawidoff – "The Pop Populist" (New York Times Magazine)
Mikal Gilmore – "Bruce Springsteen's America" (Night Beat: A Shadow History of Rock & Roll)
R.C. Ringer – "Asbury Park" (Shore Stories: An Anthology of the Jersey Shore)
Sheri Tabachnik, Joseph Sapia, and Kelly Jane Cotter – "Father of Bruce Springsteen Dies at 73" (Asbury Park Press)
Pellegrino D'Acierno – "Italian American Musical Culture and Its Contributions to American Music" (The Italian American Heritage)
Will Percy – "Rock and Read: Will Percy Interviews Bruce Springsteen" (DoubleTake)
Nadine Epstein – "Asbury Park, My Hometown" (Christian Science Monitor)
Frederick Reiken - excerpt (The Lost Legends of New Jersey)
Samuele F. S. Pardini – "Bruce Springsteen's 'American Skin'" (Acoma)
Bob Crane - excerpt (A Place to Stand: A Guide to Bruce Springsteen's Sense of Place)
Nick Hornby – "Thunder Road" (Songbook)
Colleen Sheehy – "Springsteen: Troubadour of the Highway"
Alan Light – "The Missing: On His New Album, Bruce Springsteen Tries to Capture the Mood of the Nation" (The New Yorker)
A.O. Scott – "The Poet Laureate of 9/11: Apocalypse and salvation on Springsteen's New Album" (Slate)
Kevin Coyne – "His Hometown" (New Jersey Monthly)
Eric Alterman - excerpt (It Ain't No Sin to Be Glad You're Alive: The Promise of Bruce Springsteen)
Christopher Phillips – "The Real World" (Backstreets)
Paperback, 464 pages