Born to Write: What Bruce Springsteen's Words Tell Us About American Society

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Bruce Springsteen plays his Fender Telecaster guitar while singing his hit song "Born in the U.S.A." as he completed his world tour at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in September 1985.

Bruce Springsteen's new memoir got us thinking about what the Boss's words say about American politics and society. David Kamp, Vanity Fair contributing editor, digs into Springsteen's life, lyrics and values.