In “Renegades,” a podcast collaboration between Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen, the former president acknowledged that it was, at a glance, an odd partnership.
“On the surface, Bruce and I don’t have a lot in common, He’s a white guy from a small town in Jersey; I’m a Black guy of mixed race, born in Hawaii, with a childhood that took me around the world. He’s a rock ‘n’ roll icon. I’m a lawyer and politician, not as cool.”
But Bruce and Barack have become vacation buddies and avid collaborators. Their podcast is a series of frank conversations about race, fatherhood, social justice and American identity and is now one of the most popular worldwide podcasts on Spotify.
Now, they will be co-authors of sorts, with the coming release of RENEGADES: BORN IN THE USA, a book adaptation of the podcast. The 320-page book includes introductions by Obama and Springsteen, more than 350 photos and illustrations, and archival material such as Springsteen’s handwritten lyrics and Obama’s annotated speeches.
In his introduction, Obama describes how the conversations grew out of “our ongoing effort to figure out how it is that we got here, and how we can tell a more unifying story that starts to close the gap between America’s ideals and its reality.”
Following on from the success of Becoming by Michelle Obama, A Promised Land by Barack Obama and of course Born To Run by Springsteen this is bound to be a runaway success and, with a release date of October, a Christmas bestseller.
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