Big Man by Clarence Don
Real Life & Tall Tales

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For the first time ever comes the inside story of Clarence "Big Man" Clemons--his life before, during and beyond the E-Street Band, including unbelievable, never-before-told adventures with Bruce Springsteen, the band, and an incredible cast of other famous characters recounted by himself and his best friend, television writer/ producer Don Reo. Here are just a few things you'll get from reading it: The truth behind the final hours of making Born To Run The real story of how the E-Street Band got its name What happened when Clarence and Ringo Starr were sitting in a hotel room and Clarence got the call that Bruce was breaking up the band How Bruce and Clarence met that dark, stormy night at the Student Prince The E-Street band's show at Sing-Sing prison where all of their equipment blows out right as they take the stage The secret that Robert De Niro told Clarence and Bruce they had to keep for 25 years But that's merely a glimpse. This is not your average rock book. It is something creative, something unique, something new. It is the story of E-Street. It is the story of stories. It is the story of the Big Man.
 

About Clarence Don

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Clarence Clemons lives in Florida. Don Reo is the writer/producer of many award-winning television series. He lives in Santa Barbara California with his wife Judith D. Allison.
 
Published October 21, 2009 by Grand Central Publishing.
Genres: . Non-fiction

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Bruce Springsteen's ebullient saxophonist and onstage foil recounts nearly four decades of the rock 'n' roll life, assisted by best friend Reo, a TV writer and producer.

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The sasquatch in “Letters From the Big Man,” a beguiling, Buddha-like figure who occasionally enjoys a wild-thing tantrum, offers Sarah — starving, the movie suggests, like the rest of us — companionship of a type, as well as a new, moving way of being.

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As the saxophonist for the E Street Band, the famed backup band for Bruce Springsteen, Clemons has lived a kind of pop music celebrity that's rare these days, a life spent rising and staying a

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NY Daily News

''I was laughing so hard ...

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Time Out New York

By adhering to the classic fight-movie formula of beleaguered pugilist vs manipulative crime boss in this adaptation of William McIlvanney's novel, Leland and scriptwriter Don Macpherson have made one of Britain's finest existential thrillers in ages.

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The Hollywood Reporter

This is clearly not a creature feature made for everyone, but for a fortunate few, it will feel like a cleansing in nature.

Feb 07 2011 | Read Full Review of Big Man: Real Life & Tall Tales

Cape Ann Beacon

But he remains (at least in writing) almost unfailingly positive — Clemons knows he’s lucky to have the life he has, even if he does note that if he hadn’t met Springsteen, he’d still be playing music, just in smaller rooms.

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