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Big Man. Clarence Clemons & Don Reo (edition 2011)

by Clarence Clemons

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Title:Big Man. Clarence Clemons & Don Reo
Authors:Clarence Clemons
Info:Sphere (2011), Paperback, 416 pages
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Rating:****
Tags:R-2012

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Big Man: Real Life & Tall Tales by Clarence Clemons

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It's easy to sympathize with the E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons, clearly a smart guy who is struggling with a way to write something beyond the standard rock bio. Ultimately, though, the resulting book isn’t satisfying as either a literary effort or a historical document.
 
“Big Man” is mostly a collection of noisy honks and squeaks, though, a lightweight book that never settles into a groove. This isn’t entirely Mr. Clemons’s fault. (How could anything that’s wrong on the planet be the Big Man’s fault?) There aren’t many indications he had much to do with the writing of this thing.
 
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0446546267, Hardcover)

For the first time ever comes the inside story of Clarence "Big Man" Clemons--his life before, during and beyond the E-Street Band, including unbelievable, never-before-told adventures with Bruce Springsteen, the band, and an incredible cast of other famous characters recounted by himself and his best friend, television writer/ producer Don Reo.

Here are just a few things you'll get from reading it: The truth behind the final hours of making Born To Run The real story of how the E-Street Band got its name What happened when Clarence and Ringo Starr were sitting in a hotel room and Clarence got the call that Bruce was breaking up the band How Bruce and Clarence met that dark, stormy night at the Student Prince The E-Street band's show at Sing-Sing prison where all of their equipment blows out right as they take the stage The secret that Robert De Niro told Clarence and Bruce they had to keep for 25 yearsBut that's merely a glimpse. This is not your average rock book. It is something creative, something unique, something new. It is the story of E-Street. It is the story of stories. It is the story of the Big Man.

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The E Street Band member relates stories of adventures shared with Bruce Springsteen and their fellow performers as well as when the author was on his own, describing bizarre encounters, inspirational moments, and acts of kindness that inspired popular songs.… (more)

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