Bruce Springsteen, writer of more than 250 songs, is among the most literate rock singers. His songs touch people's hearts and minds. Simply put, he is the story teller of our generation. "Tougher Than the Rest" discusses the best of Springsteen's vast body of work, from "Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ" to "Devils & Dust". The author comments on each song's origin and the critical response it received. The book shares insights into the songs' literary, historical, and cultural references. It's packed with numerous sidebars and is accompanied by photographs and lots of extras, including a complete song list, discography, and bibliography. It is a must for all Springsteen fans!