Born to Run: Biography - Book Three: Living Proof - Chapters 60-66 Summary & Analysis

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Bruce now writes "The Ghost of Tom Joad," and album which centers on the question: "Where does a rich man belong?" (400). On that album, he also explores "the old stories of race and exclusion" and "the effects of post-industrialization in the United States" (402). Bruce recognizes that America is a nation of immigrants and that work, sacrifice, and hard labor created his country. In 1995, Bruce plays his first solo acoustic concerts. These concerts inspire him "to dig deeper into the core of [his] songwriting" (405).

Although Doug Springsteen's mental and physical health improved after his move to California, his illness now returns and he is diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic. He suffers from manic episodes and drifts "between reality and delusion" (407). Finally, after many bouts of mania and depression he is put on medication that brings him a sense of...

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