Late, Late at Night
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Features four bonus videos! Watch Rick discuss the events that have shaped his life; step inside his recording studio to hear him discuss his music, his acting career, coming to America, and his love of dogs; and watch Rick's “What’s Victoria’s Secret?” music video and his unplugged version of “I Get Excited.”
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 handsome Dr. Noah Drake. Yet lurking behind his success as a pop star and soap opera heartthrob and 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.
I have been a huge Rick Springfield fan for as long as I can remember. After reading this book, I have more respect for him & what he has been through with his depression!! He truly is a wonderful person to have the strength to share with the world all that is in this book!! I just have to say.....I'm so glad the rope did not hold!!!!!
Late Late at Night
This was a great read, funny, sad, and inspiring! The only disappointment I have has nothing to do with the book or the author....Because that part was so good a read it in 2 days! The problem is I purchased the enhanced version of this thru iBooks, but I can't seem to access any of the content
Growing up, I thought I knew this guy. I was far from right. Beneath the surface lies a darkness that he says haunts him to this day. I didn't realize what a dog lover he is - the abandoning of his childhood pet may be when the fuse was lit on this dark and destructive side. I can't imagine having to leave my best friend at someone's house, never to see him again. This book is a must read. I hope it provides some therapeutic value to its author - it leaves me strangely depressed, however.