Greg Miller is a freelance writer specializing in nonfiction: sports, space, and music. He also has several fiction projects, one getting full-manuscript reads by agents and another novel in progress. Currently, The Fastnacht League, a story combining professional baseball and the Amish is currently gaining interest with agents; Carrying Pictures [of Chairman Mao], a rock ’n roll thriller set in China, is currently in edit. Several of his short stories of historical and contemporary fiction appeared in magazines. He lives in the mountains in Northern New Jersey on a lake and enjoys sailing, x-country skiing and ice skating.
There’s so much written about Springsteen, why about him?
In the early years, even as he came into public notice, there was not much written compared to what was written about the early careers of pop stars like Madonna and Lady Gaga. Starting out, Bruce and his managers tightly controlled everything. He gave few interviews. There were only two video clips released until about 1980 when The River was released.
Rosalita, when girls get on stage to mob him and are hauled away by his roadies and some clips of Thunder Road.
Everybody has a hungry heart…and a Bruce story. At times comical, informative, and opinionated, author Greg Miller embarks on a casual jaunt through the timeline of Springsteen’s early career. From the diverse perspectives of unusual encounters and interviews, the author observes the emerging career of rock 'n roll's premier entertainer and explains why he is The Boss.