Van Zandt’s bravado shines through his prose, and he’s refreshingly honest as he takes readers through his many professional triumphs and disappointments. Sprinkled throughout are a truly impressive history of rock and roll and entertaining digressions about famous friends in the music and film industry that will appeal to all readers. Known as the 'Underboss in the E Street Band,' Van Zandt is front and center in this wild, fun memoir.
Guitarist, songwriter, producer, actor, and activist Van Zandt tells his fascinating life story in this compelling memoir ... By turns philosophical, earthy, metaphysical, humorous, and charmingly self-deprecating, Van Zandt chronicles a multifaceted life, charts his musical and political manifestos, and travels intriguing roads that will distinguish his book among music memoirs. It will be appreciated by a wide audience.
... suitably good-natured ... Van Zandt seldom has an unkind word, and when he does, it’s usually about inflated rock-star egotism. Otherwise, his spry autobiography reveals him to be a politically committed music lover who can’t get enough of the British Invasion and the blues ... A pleasure for music fans and one of the best entertainment memoirs in recent years.
Music and pop culture fans alike will relish this gonzo debut from Van Zandt ... He takes readers on a wild ride ... Throughout, his prose is delivered with a wink, making this enjoyable even for those less familiar with his work. This stands head and shoulders above the many celebrity memoirs out there.