Boss: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band by Gillian G. Gaar
Thanks to Steve Roth of Quarto Publishing Group, I am giving away one print copy of Boss: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band by Gillian G. Gaar
Description of Boss: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band by Gillian G. Gaar
Find out how legendary musician Bruce Springsteen earned his moniker. There’s only one Boss; his story is revealed here.
Bruce Springsteen is a platinum-shifting, stadium-filling rock star, but he is also more nuanced than that. He is a man of the people, making conventional-and-proud-of-it rock music aimed at the American working class.
A supreme songwriter, Springsteen is a rock ‘n’ roll legend, and this lavishly illustrated book is an examination of his life and music. A comprehensive overview of a fascinating and unique artist, Boss: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band – The Illustrated History is a tribute to Springsteen’s body of work, from the rock anthem Born to Run to his sepia-toned analysis of working-class misery, The River. There’s Springsteen’s gnarly, Bonnie and Clyde-style tableaux Atlantic City, as well as his debunking of guys’ yearnings for youthful Glory Days. Throughout it all, Springsteen has demonstrated that he knows how to create a classic track. Find out once and for all why his nickname is The Boss.
My Thoughts Boss: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band by Gillian G. Gaar
I have been a fan of Bruce Springsteen for as long as I remember. Okay, that’s not quite true, please don’t judge me on this, but it was actually David Cassidy first. LOL! I think I was about 5 years old then.
Bruce has go the perfect package for me. He is a poet, musician, and wordsmith. His songs resonate with me. He writes and sings about the downtrodden and disenfranchised. He in part, is why I became a social worker.
Boss is a great collection of photos. Even if you weren’t to read the heavy book, it would make a great coffee table book but it should be read. Gillian G. Gaar writes a beautiful biography on Springsteen, including his entire life and career.
I love that she reports on Springsteen, rather than judge him. I have read other biographies about musicians that come off as judgemental. I would rather know the person’s life and background and perhaps, form my own opinion. Perhaps part of it is I don’t want my lifelong opinion, tarnished.
The only negative I have with the book is the cover. There are so many great photos within the book, I have to wonder who made to use the one for the cover. In my opinion, it was a poor choice. Other than that small criticism, I highly recommend Boss: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band by Gillian G. Gaar for any Bruce Springsteen fan. It would equally make an excellent gift.
I received this book for my honest review.
About Gillian G. Gaar
Gillian G. Gaar has written thirteen books, including The Doors: The Illustrated History, She’s A Rebel: The History of Women in Rock & Roll, Entertain Us: The Rise of Nirvana, and Return of the King: Elvis Presley’s Great Comeback. She was a contributor to Voyageur Press’ Nirvana: The Complete Illustrated History and has also written for numerous publications, including Mojo, Rolling Stone, and Goldmine. She lives and writes in Seattle.
Giveaway of Boss: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band by Gillian G. Gaar
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