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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
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
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