Late, Late at Night: A Memoir

Late, Late at Night: A Memoir

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Paperback, Simon & Schuster, 2011, ISBN13 9781439191804, ISBN10 1439191808
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LATE, LATE AT NIGHT

In a searingly candid memoir which he authored himself, Grammy Award-winning pop icon Rick Springfield pulls back the curtain on his image as a bright, shiny, happy performer to share the startling story of his rise and fall and rise in music, film, and television and his lifelong battle with depression.
In the 1980s, singer-songwriter and actor Rick Springfield seemed to have it all: a megahit single in "Jessie's Girl," sold-out concert tours, follow-up hits that sold more than 17 million albums and became the pop soundtrack for an entire generation, and 12 million daily viewers who avidly tuned in to "General Hospital "to swoon over his portrayal of the handsome" "Dr. Noah Drake. Yet lurking behind his" "success as a pop star and soap opera heartthrob" "and his unstoppable drive was a moody, somber, " "and dark soul, one filled with depression and insecurity.
In "Late, Late at Night," the memoir his millions of fans have been waiting for, Rick takes readers inside the highs and lows of his extraordinary life. By turns winningly funny and heartbreakingly sad, every page resonates with Rick's witty, wry, self-deprecating, brutally honest voice. On one level, he reveals the inside story of his ride to the top of the entertainment world. On a second, deeper level, he recounts with unsparing candor the forces that have driven his life, including his longtime battle with depression and thoughts of suicide, the shattering death of his father, and his decision to drop out at the absolute peak of fame. Having finally found a more stable equilibrium, Rick's story is ultimately a positive one, deeply informed by his passion for creative expression through his music, a deep love of his wife of twenty-six years and their two sons, and his life-long quest for spiritual peace.

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Number of Pages: 336
Original Languages: English
Author: Springfield, Rick
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN-13: 9781439191804
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.00 x 9.00 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 1439191808
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This memoir by Rick Springfield about his life was interesting. I didn't know much about him before this and it gave me a new opinion of this performer. He is a very talented and hard-working and while his singing is good, his guitar playing is phenomenal. I don't think the book emphasized his solid guitar playing enough, but this was his decision. All Rick Springfield fans will enjoy the book. They will actually learn more about him than the fan magazines and brief interviews can reveal. I purchased two of these books and gave one to my son as a gift. He and his wife love the book and the photos.

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