The Brian Lehrer Show Published by The Brian Lehrer Show Born to Write: What Bruce Springsteen's Words Tell Us About American Society Listen 15 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/674585/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend 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. (Lennox McLendon / AP Photo) i 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.