Bruce Springsteen is among the most literate of singers in rock history with songs touch people's hearts and minds. He is the story teller of our generation. 'Tougher Than the Rest' dissects the best of Springsteen's vast body of work, from his earliest pieces on 'Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ' right through to 'Devils & Dust' released three decades later. The author comments on the origin and critical response each song received as well as sharing insights into the song's literary, historical, and cultural references. Packed with numerous sidebars, rich photographs and lots of extras, 'Tougher Than the Rest' is a must for all Springsteen fans!