Friday, August 03, 2012

Baby We Were Born To Run

Check out David Remnick's story on Bruce Springsteen in The New Yorker.  The Boss and his wife, Patti,  talk candidly with Remnick about their struggles with depression:

You begin to see that something is broken. It’s not just a matter of being the mythological lone wolf; something is broken. Bruce is very smart. He wanted a family, he wanted a relationship, and he worked really, really, really hard at it––as hard as he works at his music.”
I asked Patti how he finally succeeded. “Obviously, therapy,” she said. “He was able to look at himself and battle it out.” And yet none of this has allowed Springsteen to pronounce himself free and clear. “That didn’t scare me,” Scialfa said. “I suffered from depression myself, so I knew what that was about. Clinical depression—I knew what that was about. I felt very akin to him.”


Or said...

I have nothing to add to Arthur Miller (no relation to Dinah Miller).

rob lindeman said...

Patti didn't say anything about antidepressants. May we assume for the sake of argument that therapy did the trick for Bruce?

Anonymous said...

Rob, Here is the contact info for Bruce Springsteen's agent: Shore Fire Media

32 Court Street, Suite 1600
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Telephone: 718.522.7171
Fax: 718.522.7242

Maybe Bruce wants to do a guest post on Shrink about what sort of therapy he has and has had.