Beneath The Surface Of Bruce Springsteen

At Esquire, Bruce Springsteen talks to Michael Hainey about Trump’s divisive politics, raising kids to become solid citizens, how to learn to deal with the baggage of your upbringing to be the person you truly want to be, and how, at age 69 after two serious bouts of depression, he’s still figuring it all out, just like the rest of us.

Source: Esquire
Published: Nov 27, 2018
Length: 30 minutes (7,648 words)

Longreads Member Exclusive: After Visiting Friends (Chapter 1), by Michael Hainey

This week’s Longreads Member Pick is the first chapter from the best-selling memoir After Visiting FriendsGQ deputy editor Michael Hainey‘s story of his father’s death and his search for answers. Hainey was 6 years old when his father, newspaperman Bob Hainey, died suddenly, but questions remained about the circumstances around his death. 

We’re proud to feature the book. Thanks to Michael and Scribner for sharing this story.

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Source: Scribner
Published: Mar 21, 2013
Length: 10 minutes (2,542 words)

Yo.

He created two of the biggest movie franchises of all time, wrote eight scripts, generated nearly $4 billion for the studios. Yet Sylvester Stallone gets no love from Hollywood.

Source: GQ
Published: Sep 1, 2010
Length: 24 minutes (6,106 words)

Tony Curtis, The Last of the Playboys

For a guy who started life as Bernard Schwartz, son of a struggling tailor in the Bronx, Tony Curtis has done alright for himself.

Source: GQ
Published: Jun 1, 2010
Length: 24 minutes (6,039 words)