Obama, Springsteen releasing book based on their podcast

Former President Obama and Bruce Springsteen are teaming up again to take on the literary world, releasing a new book based on their popular podcast.

“Renegades: Born in the USA” is described by publisher Penguin Random House as “a collection of candid, intimate, and entertaining conversations” about “life, music, and their enduring love of America” between the “Thunder Road” singer and the 44th president.

The book, due out on Oct. 26, was borne out of the high-profile pair’s popular Spotify podcast, which debuted in February.


In addition to the conversations between the 71-year-old musician and 59-year-old former commander in chief, who are described in a promotional video for the book as longtime friends, the project will feature “rare and exclusive” photographs and never-before-seen material, including Springsteen’s handwritten lyrics and speeches annotated by Obama.

The $50 book, the publisher touted in a Thursday announcement, will offer “a compelling and beautifully illustrated portrait of two outsiders — one Black and one white — who have helped shape the American story.”



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