Published in the United States and Canada by Crown, Bruce Springsteen and Barack Obama co-author ‘Renegades: Born In The U.S.A’, a book that recounts their individual experiences in the larger American landscape.
“Over the years, what we’ve found is that we’ve got a shared sensibility,” writes Obama writes in the book’s opening pages. “About work, about family, and about America. In our own ways, Bruce and I have been on parallel journeys trying to understand this country that’s given us both so much. Trying to chronicle the stories of its people. Looking for a way to connect our own individual searches for meaning and truth and community with the larger story of America.”
In the book’s introduction The Boss writes, “There were serious conversations about the fate of the country, the fortune of its citizens, and the destructive, ugly, corrupt forces at play that would like to take it all down. This is a time of vigilance when who we are is being seriously tested. Hard conversations about who we are and who we want to become can perhaps serve as a small guiding map for some of our fellow citizens.”
“This is a time for serious consideration of who we want to be and what kind of country we will leave our children,” the musician continues. “Will we let slip through our hands the best of us or will we turn united to face the fire? Within this book you won’t find the answers to those questions, but you will find a couple of seekers doing their best to get us to ask better questions.”
Includes 350+ full-color photographs and illustrations, the English-language print edition is 320 pages with a suggested list price of $50.00 in the United States. The digital edition of the book will be $17.99 and a Spanish-language edition, published as Renegados, will also be available.