Late, late at night : a memoir

by Springfield, Rick, 1949-

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 6 copies
Available (5)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Biography 92 SPRINGFIELD Rick
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Biography
Call Number  92 SPRINGFIELD Rick
CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction ML420.S766 A3 2010
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  ML420.S766 A3 2010
Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction 782.42 SPR
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  782.42 SPR
Shaler North Hills Library Biography 92 SPRINGFIELD
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Biography
Call Number  92 SPRINGFIELD
South Park Library Biographies 782.4216 SPR
Location  South Park Library
Collection  Biographies
Call Number  782.4216 SPR
Unavailable (1)
Location Collection Status
Monroeville Public Library Non-fiction CHECKED OUT
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Non-fiction
In a searingly candid memoir which he authored himself, Grammy Award-winning pop icon Rick Springfield pulls back the curtain on his image as a bright, shiny, happy performer to share the startling story of his rise and fall and rise in music, film, and television and his lifelong battle with depression.

In the 1980s, singer-songwriter and actor Rick Springfield seemed to have it all: a megahit single in “Jessie’s Girl,” sold-out concert tours, follow-up hits that sold more than 17 million albums and became the pop soundtrack for an entire generation, and 12 million daily viewers who avidly tuned in to General Hospital to swoon over his portrayal of the handsomeDr. Noah Drake. Yet lurking behind hissuccess as a pop star and soap opera heartthroband his unstoppable drive was a moody, somber,and dark soul, one filled with depression and insecurity.

In Late, Late at Night , the memoir his millions of fans have been waiting for, Rick takes readers inside the highs and lows of his extraordinary life. By turns winningly funny and heartbreakingly sad, every page resonates with Rick’s witty, wry, self-deprecating, brutally honest voice. On one level, he reveals the inside story of his ride to the top of the entertainment world. On a second, deeper level, he recounts with unsparing candor the forces that have driven his life, including his longtime battle with depression and thoughts of suicide, the shattering death of his father, and his decision to drop out at the absolute peak of fame. Having finally found a more stable equilibrium, Rick’s story is ultimately a positive one, deeply informed by his passion for creative expression through his music, a deep love of his wife of twenty-six years and their two sons, and his life-long quest for spiritual peace.

Additional Information
Subjects Springfield, Rick, -- 1949-
Singers -- United States -- Biography.
Television actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Simon & Schuster,2010
Edition 1st Touchstone hardcover ed.
Language English
Notes "A Touchstone book."
Description x, 320 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781439191156 (hardcover)
1439191158 (hardcover)
9781439191804 (pbk.)
1439191808 (pbk.)
Other Classic View