Bruce Springsteen (Bruce Springsteen) and former President Barack Obama (Barack Obama) popular Spotify podcast “Traitor: Born in the United States” will soon be available in book form.
The upcoming publication with the same name as the eight-episode audio series will be released to the public on October 26.
“The conversation between Bruce and I in 2020 feels as urgent today as it was then,” Obama Say“They represent our constant efforts to figure out how we got here and how we tell a more unified story, beginning to bridge the gap between American ideals and reality.”
The book will include more than 350 exclusive photos from the two’s personal collection, exclusive new material during their recording, and unprecedented archival material, including Springsteen’s handwritten lyrics and Obama’s annotated speech.
The publication will also feature conversations between the former president and musician at Springsteen’s Stone Hill farm and their home in Colts Neck, Monmouth County.
Podcast, where Premiered in February, The two discussed many topics, including marriage and fatherhood, music, race and masculinity, the future of the country, and their most inspiring American hero ever.
The two also shared stories about the decisive moments of their careers, their origins, the country’s political climate, and the “increasing distance between the American dream and American reality”.
Springsteen wrote in the introduction to the book: “They had serious conversations about the destiny of the country, the wealth of citizens, and the destructive, ugly, and corrupt forces at work, and they wanted to bring it all down. “This is a time of vigilance, when who we are is severely tested. The difficult conversations about who we are and who we want to be may serve as a little guide for some of our fellow citizens…this is a moment Seriously consider what kind of person we want to be and what kind of country we will leave to our children. Will we let the best of us slip from our hands, or will we unite to face the fire? In this book you find There are no answers to these questions, but you will find that some seekers are doing their best to let us ask better questions.”
This book is Pre-order available right now.
Over the years, Springsteen and Obama have become good friends. Two life-time Democrats, they first met in a series of campaign performances for Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign by Springsteen and the E Street Band.
In November 2016, the former president awarded the singer/songwriter the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is the country’s highest civilian honor.This New Jersey native also played Private “thank you” show Before Obama left office in 2017.
Obama wrote in the book: “Over the years, we have found that we have shared feelings.” “About work, about family, and about the United States. In our own way, Bruce and I have been on parallel journeys trying to understand what this gives us. Two so many countries. Trying to record the stories of their people. Looking for a way to connect. We personally look for meaning, truth, and community in the larger American story.”
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