As he enters his sixties, Bruce Springsteen remains a paragon of all that is cool and right. He's a genuine voice of the people, an elder statesman who has inspired generations of bands. There are dozens of books about the Boss, so what's left to say? Nothing objective, perhaps. But when it comes to music, objectivity is highly overrated. WALK LIKE A MAN is liner notes for a mixtape, a frank and funny blend of biography, music appreciation and memoir. Novelist Robert Wiersema grew up with Springsteen's songs, from his own working-class youth, through dreams of escape, falling in love and becoming a father. His book tells the story of a man becoming a man (despite getting a little lost along the way), and of the man and the music that have accompanied him on his journey.