Christopher Phillips

Bruce Springsteen often prefers to let his music do the talking. His onstage stories and shaggy dog tales have long entertained his fans, but his songs and his guitar provide the most direct line to their hearts. Considering his prominence on the rock 'n' roll landscape, Springsteen has spent remarkably little of his 40-year recording career speaking to the press. Q&As with Bruce Springsteen reveal an artist with great insight and self-awareness, a student of music, an avid searcher, an astute observer of humanity from the boardwalk to America at large.  Gathering more than 30 different interviews spanning from 1973 to 2013, editor Christopher Phillips’ Talk About a Dream captures his remarkable personality—one that takes interviews as seriously as making music. These eye-opening conversations chart Springsteen’s development as an artist, a thinker, and a public figure, shedding light on everything from the meaning of lyrics to his evolution from rebel rocker to global icon.  Mr. Phillips will be in the store for a discussion/signing. 

Event date: 
09/06/2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
720 9th St
27705-4803 Durham
Talk About a Dream: The Essential Interviews of Bruce Springsteen Cover Image
By Christopher Phillips (Editor), Louis P. Masur (Editor)
ISBN: 9781620400722
Availability: available for order
Published: Bloomsbury Press - August 20th, 2013