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Greetings from Bury Park (Blinded by the Light Movie Tie-In)

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The inspiration for the smash Sundance hit, soon to be a major motion picture, "Blinded by the Light": The accalimed memoir about the power of Bruce Springsteen's music on a young Pakistani boy growing up in Britain in the 1970s.
Sarfraz Manzoor was two years old when, in 1974, he emigrated from Pakistan to Britain with his mother, brother, and sister. Sarfraz spent his teenage years in a constant battle, trying to reconcile being both British and Muslim, trying to fit in at school and at home. But it was when his best friend introduced him to the music of Bruce Springsteen that his life changed completely. From the age of sixteen on, after the moment he heard the harmonica and opening lines to "The River," Springsteen became his personal muse, a lens through which he was able to view the rest of his life. Both a tribute to Springsteen and a story of personal discovery, Greetings from Bury Park is a warm, irreverent, and exceptionally perceptive memoir about how music transcends religion and race.


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Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Kindle Book

  • Release date: March 11, 2009

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  • ISBN: 9780307495778
  • Release date: March 11, 2009

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  • ISBN: 9780307495778
  • File size: 2441 KB
  • Release date: March 11, 2009

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English

Levels

Lexile® Measure:990
Text Difficulty:5-7

The inspiration for the smash Sundance hit, soon to be a major motion picture, "Blinded by the Light": The accalimed memoir about the power of Bruce Springsteen's music on a young Pakistani boy growing up in Britain in the 1970s.
Sarfraz Manzoor was two years old when, in 1974, he emigrated from Pakistan to Britain with his mother, brother, and sister. Sarfraz spent his teenage years in a constant battle, trying to reconcile being both British and Muslim, trying to fit in at school and at home. But it was when his best friend introduced him to the music of Bruce Springsteen that his life changed completely. From the age of sixteen on, after the moment he heard the harmonica and opening lines to "The River," Springsteen became his personal muse, a lens through which he was able to view the rest of his life. Both a tribute to Springsteen and a story of personal discovery, Greetings from Bury Park is a warm, irreverent, and exceptionally perceptive memoir about how music transcends religion and race.


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