RENEGADES: Born in the USA, a collection of candid, intimate, and entertaining conversations between Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, and legendary musician Bruce Springsteen is now available. The book features more than 350 photographs, exclusive bonus content, and never-before-seen archival material, including Springsteen’s handwritten lyrics and Obama’s annotated speeches.
RENEGADES: Born in the USA chronicles and expands upon the conversations Obama and Springsteen began in Spotify’s co-produced podcast of the same name, which is one of the most internationally listened-to podcasts on the Spotify platform. In a series of intimate dialogues marked by humor, compassion, and conviction, they share their enduring love of America, with all its challenges and contradictions, and discuss topics such as marriage and fatherhood, race and masculinity, the lure of the open road and call back home, and their shared love of music and the formative role it has played in shaping both their own lives and the broader American experience. They also share timely reflections on our country’s polarized politics and the growing distance between the American Dream and the American reality, seeking to explore how together we might find our way back toward a more unified and hopeful story.
A portion of President Obama’s proceeds from RENEGADES will benefit youth leadership programs at the Obama Foundation. In honor of the publication, Penguin Random House will make a financial donation to the Obama Foundation’s youth leadership programs, expanding upon the company’s earlier donation of one million children’s books to First Book in the Obama family name.
Said Markus Dohle, Chief Executive Officer of Penguin Random House, “President Obama and Bruce Springsteen both possess the unique ability to evoke a sense of a singular, intimate connection with the reader while exploring the vast range and deepest expressions of the American experience. Our Penguin Random House publishers around the world are thrilled to work together on a global scale to share the work of these remarkable storytellers.”
The English-language print edition, published in the United States and Canada by Crown, is 320 pages long and includes more than 350 full-color photographs and illustrations with a suggested list price of $50.00 in the United States and $65.00 in Canada. The digital edition is priced at $17.99 in the United States and $21.99 in Canada. A Spanish-language edition will also be available, published as RENEGADOS. Information about the book is available to consumers at renegadesbook.com.
To listen to the Renegades: Born in the USA podcast, click here.