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Late, Late at Night

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Now in paperback--Grammy Award-winning icon Rick Springfield shares the startling story of his rise and fall and rise again in music, film, and television and his lifelong battle with depression. <p></p>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. <p></p>In the 1980s, singer-songwriter and actor Rick Springfield seemed to have it all: a megahit single in &quot;Jessie's Girl,&quot; sold-out concert tours, follow-up hits that sold more than seventeen million albums and became the pop soundtrack for an entire generation, and twelve million daily viewers who avidly tuned in to <i>General Hospital </i>to swoon over his portrayal of the handsome <i> </i>Dr. Noah Drake. Yet lurking behind his <i> </i>success as a pop star and soap opera heartthrob <i> </i>and his unstoppable drive was a moody, somber, <i> </i>and dark soul, one filled with depression and insecurity. <p></p>In <i>Late, Late at Night</i>, 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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Now in paperback--Grammy Award-winning icon Rick Springfield shares the startling story of his rise and fall and rise again in music, film, and television and his lifelong battle with depression.

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 seventeen million albums and became the pop soundtrack for an entire generation, and twelve 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.Now in paperback—Grammy Award-winning icon Rick Springfield shares the startling story of his rise and fall and rise again in music, film, and television and his lifelong battle with depression.

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 seventeen million albums and became the pop soundtrack for an entire generation, and twelve 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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Language
English
Publisher
Touchstone
Book Format
Paperback
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
352
Author
Rick Springfield
Title
Late, Late at Night
ISBN-13
9781439191804
Publication Date
July, 2011
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
9.12 x 6.12 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10
1439191808

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This is a great book w...

This is a great book whether you are a Rick Springfield fan or not. He has told his story from a no holds barred perspective from his sexual infidelity to dealing with his depression from an early age. As a girl who grew up in the 80's when he hit the height of his fame there was a great story to be told about his life down under growing up without any real sense of belonging which just fueled the depression to his fall when the depression really started to take hold of his life and career. This book covers it all and how he managed his depression to make his come back to acting as well as music. I recommend this book to anyone who is a Rick Springfield fan and even to those who are not. It is well written - there are parts of laughter as well as parts with tears as he shows himself to be more than just a teen idol of the 80's but an actual person who struggled with internal demons.

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I loved this book. I...

I loved this book. It is funny, poignant and honest. I saw Rick in concert and he is much the same in his book. He takes an honest look at himself and life. I didn't know he was such a huge dog lover, but I felt after reading this that I had really gotten a look into the person behind the fame. I highly recommend it.

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This is a great book w...

This is a great book whether you are a Rick Springfield fan or not. He has told his story from a no holds barred perspective from his sexual infidelity to dealing with his depression from an early age. As a girl who grew up in the 80's when he hit the height of his fame there was a great story to be told about his life down under growing up without any real sense of belonging which just fueled the depression to his fall when the depression really started to take hold of his life and career. This book covers it all and how he managed his depression to make his come back to acting as well as music. I recommend this book to anyone who is a Rick Springfield fan and even to those who are not. It is well written - there are parts of laughter as well as parts with tears as he shows himself to be more than just a teen idol of the 80's but an actual person who struggled with internal demons.

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I liked Rick Springfie...

I liked Rick Springfield when I was a kid but haven't tried to keep up with him for many years. So I picked this book up mostly out of curiosity. I'll admit that there are parts of the book I was pretty bored with, mostly his sexual escapades. However, there is a great deal of this book that is compelling and made me continue to read.This book pretty much generates all of the emotions: happy, sad, confused, uncomfortable, silly and depressed. Rick's life has been a roller coaster of very high highs and very low lows. His highs mostly come from his love of music and interacting with his fans. His lows come from his "darkness" of depression. How he works through things to a somewhat even keel is fascinating.An interesting read and a peek into the life of someone who seems to have it all, but does he? Really:

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Fascinating biography ...

Fascinating biography of a pop star. One more story of how being a media star both is and is not what one might want it to be. Good to read if you were infatuated with him when you were a teenager. He's completely candid about his bouts with depression and sex addiction. And he reates dogs as being some of the best personalities on the planet.

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