Big Man

Big Man

Real Life & Tall Tales

Book - 2009
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For the first time ever comes the inside story of saxophonist Clarence "Big Man" Clemons--his life before, during and beyond the E-Street Band, including never-before-told adventures with Bruce Springsteen, the band, and a cast of other famous characters recounted by himself and his best friend, television writer/ producer Don Reo.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780446546263
0446546267
Branch Call Number: 921 Clemo
Characteristics: 363 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Reo, Don

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bobfrombob
Oct 12, 2010

I enjoyed this. Because of the insights it provides into Bruce Springsteen and Clarence Clemons and their relationship and how things operate around the E Street Band.

This got pretty bad reviews when it came out. Which I can understand. If you aren’t a pretty serious fan of Bruce and/or Clarence, there’s probably not much here for you. It is written by Clarence and Don Reo, who appears to be semi-famous, but most famous for being friends with Clarence. They more or less alternate chapters, with some of them fictional and some of them non-fictional. So Clarence writes about what it’s like being Clarence and then Reo writes about what it’s like being with Clarence and then they both write about what it should be like or could be like or how they dream about what it’s like.

So I liked it quite a bit but in my opinion, for fairly serious fans only.

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