A book co-authored by former President Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen, based on their “Renegades: Born in the USA” podcast, will be released on October 26.

“Renegades: Born in the USA” is a collection of conversations Obama and Springsteen began in their Spotify co-produced podcast of the same name.

The book will be published by Penguin Random House in partnership with Higher Ground, former First Lady Michelle Obama‘s production company.

It is described as “a collection of candid, intimate, and entertaining conversations” between Obama and Springsteen during the eight-episode podcast series, featuring a wide range of topics including race, fatherhood, modern manhood and the state of America today.

“Over the years, what we’ve found is that we’ve got a shared sensibility,” Obama writes in the book. “About work, about family, and about America. In our own ways, Bruce and I have been on parallel journeys trying to understand this country that’s given us both so much. Trying to chronicle the stories of its people. Looking for a way to connect our own individual searches for meaning and truth and community with the larger story of America.”

“There were serious conversations about the fate of the country, the fortune of its citizens, and the destructive, ugly, corrupt forces at play that would like to take it all down. This is a time of vigilance when who we are is being seriously tested. Hard conversations about who we are and who we want to become can perhaps serve as a small guiding map for some of our fellow citizens,” Springsteen adds.

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