Bruce Springsteen and Barack Obama have announced that the duo is publishing a book based on their podcast conversations.
The book titled “Rengades: Born in the USA” will be released on 26th October. It is based on the podcast- Renegades: Born in the USA, which was launched by the legendary musician Bruce Springsteen in February, featuring one of his close and long-time friend, the former US President, Barack Obama.
As per the reports, the book, named after the podcast, is going to be in an oversized, illustrated format, with handwritten Springsteen lyrics, annotated Obama speeches, and other archival material. The trailer of the book has been released today which also announced the date of the book’s release.
Check the trailer below-
As per the book’s official website, the duo is bringing eponymous 320-page book with more than 350 photographs, and additional “exclusive bonus content, and never-before-seen archival material.” Renegades: Born in the USA is being published by Penguin Random House.
In the book’s opening pages, Obama writes: “Over the years, what we’ve found is that we’ve got a shared sensibility. 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.”
Springsteen adds, “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. 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.”