I am super excited because Rick Springfield’s memior Late, Late At Night was just released a mere second ago. I have to admit that I am not a huge memoir fan but this is the exception to the rule.
I think my very first exposure to Rick Springfield was when he worked on General Hospital. I was a devoted fan back then and then I heard he had a album (yea one of those) I can remember saving up my babysitting money to buy the cassette (am I actually dating myself here?) Which I think I might still have packed away in my basement somewhere. Its been replaced by a cd. I played that cassette over and over and I have to admit that I am surprised it last with the numerous times it was played.
In May (2010) I was really excited to hear that Rick was going to be at BEA promoting his book. I have to say sadly there was no ARC’s of the memoir to be seen except a promotional item. Which you can see my review of it here. Which I just love.
I thought I would share once again the picture I had taken when I met Rick in May. He is super sweet and truly appreciates his fans. I was pleasantly surprised at how sweet he was. This hug was a genuine hug and not one of those yea here you go take the picture and sends you on your way kind of hugs.
From the Publisher
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.
Dimensions:336 Pages, 6.12 x 9.12 x 1 in
Published:October 12, 2010
Publisher:Simon & Schuster
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN – 10:1439191158
ISBN – 13:9781439191156
So don’t forget if you are a Rick Springfield fan then this is the book for you. I can’t wait to get it and read it. I think this one will actually be pushed up on my TBR pile when I get it.
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I loved watching those videos! Thanks! The first thing I went out and bought was the ’45 but I eventually did get the album and his next one too. I loved General Hospital in the ’80s, too.
I got this for review this last week and will be starting it as soon as I’m done the non-fiction book I’m reading now. Really looking forward to it. You are so lucky to have met him in person!
Sounds like a worthwhile memoir!
This does sound like a good memoir. We grew up watching him on TV and listening to his songs on the radio. I am surprised to learn he’s been married for 26 years. That’s amazing in the world of show biz. How great that you got to meet him, too!