Bruce Springsteen is currently wowing massive crowds on tour in support of The River — despite natural forces trying to slow him down — and now he's revealed plans to get a little more intimate with his fans. The Boss has written a new autobiography titled Born to Run, and the book will be hitting shelves on September 27 via Simon and Schuster.
Arriving in hardcover, ebook and audio editions, the book details Springsteen's life in his own words. Written over the last seven years, Born to Run takes the reader from the musician's childhood in Freehold, New Jersey, through his rise to Asbury Park's "bar band king" and into his collaborations with the E Street Band. A press release notes that it shines a light on some of the "personal struggles" that influenced his most famous work — including the song borrowed for the book's title.
"Writing about yourself is a funny business," Springsteen says in the 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."
In addition to the book's release this fall, Springsteen has also hinted that he has an upcoming solo musical project in the works.