Born To Run

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Born To Run
528 pages; Simon & Schuster
Our favorite working-class hero delivers a hot-blooded, introspective memoir filled with vivid anecdotes of the making of a rock star—air-guitaring in front of the mirror; borrowing his older cousin's clothing style; battling acne, insecurity, depression. He's not the mourning poet of Patti Smith's M Train or the self-styled enigma of Bob Dylan's Chronicles. Instead, he's a troubadour as generous and electric as his every performance.