- 27 Oct 16
Bruce Springsteen has spent his whole life battling with depression.
Bruce Springsteen was the boss of the Irish Best Sellers list last fortnight with his Born To Run memoir keeping Paula Hawkins’ Girl On The Train and Ross O’Carroll-Kelly’s Game Of Throw-Ins off the top spot with a whopping 3,825 copies sold.
The 504-page tome also debuted at number one in the US, UK and 14 other countries, which is good news for publishers Simon & Schuster who stumped up $10 million in advance, blowing the $7.3m that Little, Brown paid Keith Richards for 2013’s Life out of the water.
From his Catholic upbringing and Asbury Park musical stirrings to conquering the States and meeting Patti, all bases are covered by Springsteen who turns out to be as complete a writer as he is a rock ‘n’ roll star.