The Unbearable Banishment: The book I just published for Bruce Springsteen and Nick Hornby

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The book I just published for Bruce Springsteen and Nick Hornby

And by "I," I mean "WE," because there's no way I could have pulled off a stunt like this on my own.

Back in 2003, I took a class in book binding and letterpress printing at the Center for Book Arts in Manhattan. I had been collecting for quite some time and began to wonder, as most collectors eventually do, how books are constructed. Especially the fancy ones.

That same year, British author Nick Hornby published Songbook. It’s a series of essays about songs that are meaningful to him. It's still in print and it's a pretty entertaining read. I'm a big fan of his work and have a healthy collection of signed first editions and rarities.

Songbook includes an essay on Bruce Springsteen's Thunder Road that I think is particularly effective. It's the standout piece of the book. I was in bookbinding class stabbing myself with a sewing needle trying to perfect a chapbook spine stitch when I had the spark of an idea. Wouldn’t it be cool, I thought, to create a chapbook that married both Hornby’s Thunder Road essay with Springsteen's lyrics? And do it legitimately, with permission from the artists? Yeah, right. Like that could ever happen.

* * *

I bought a rare Charles Bukowski first edition from Jim, who lived in Phoenix, Arizona. As it turned out, he’s a letterpress printer. He creates beautiful, limited-run books at synaestheia press. He's a design and production genius. I was a patron of his press and we became pretty good friends. He visited New York City, I visited Phoenix and we also met in Las Vegas once. We spoke all the time.

I told him about my crazy idea for the Thunder Road chapbook. He encouraged me and said that if I could somehow secure permission from Hornby and Springsteen, he would print it. Shortly thereafter, Hornby was on a promotional tour for Songbook. At his Manhattan stop, while getting my copy signed, I casually asked if I could reprint his Thunder Road essay in a chapbook. Much to my surprise, he said yes, with the stipulation that every penny made from the sale go to charity. That was okay by me, since making money never entered my mind. Not once!

Now the tough part. Bruce Springsteen’s business machine is fiercely protective of his material. I thought that going to him with an agreement from Hornby already in-hand would add legitimacy to the project. I wrote to his manager, Jon Landau, and not long thereafter, much to my complete shock, received permission to reprint the lyrics on a letterpress broadside. The stipulation was the same as the one Hornby set out for us; we were not permitted to profit from the venture. All proceeds had to be donated to charity.

We received nothing more than a verbal agreement and a “good luck” from Hornby, however, we received a multi-paged contract from the legal department of Shore Fire Media that we were required to sign and return. It was stipulated, in no uncertain terms, that all monies were to be donated to charity and that we were to use the lyrics provided with the contract (vs. getting them off the internet and possibly misquoting). Pretty serious stuff. The contracts were signed on May 28, 2004.

With my recently acquired knowledge of chapbook construction, I worked up about four different prototypes. The trick was to collapse both the essay and the broadside into one book. I sent them off to Phoenix and, if I’m being completely honest here, the layout ideas that Jim came up with were much better than mine. I wanted the book to be great so it required some humility on my part. The finished layout is probably 80% his talent and 20% my lucky guesses.

Do you know what can dramatically increase the value of a book? A signature. We had another brilliant, impossible, idea. We would fly to London, meet with Hornby, and he would sit and sign a stack of title pages for the essay portion of the book. In early 2006, I sent him, via his publisher at Penguin, a “Hey, remember me? We’re going to be in the neighborhood. How’d you like to sign some title pages?” e-mail. How many authors of Hornby’s stature do you suppose would entertain such a request? Damn few, I’d guess. But he agreed to do it. On March 16, 2006, he had us over to his writing studio and for a few hours the three of us bullshitted about music and literature and the internet and he told us some fun stories about dealing with Hollywood, all while signing page after page after page after page.


We were planning a print run of 200 copies. Hornby signed 250 leaves. This is common practice as it allows for overage, contributor copies and damage during construction. Nick developed a terrible hand cramp. I felt kind of bad. Afterwards, he walked with us back to the tube station and took us past the vintage (1913), now demolished, Arsenal stadium, home to his beloved Gunners. It's one of my top five favorite afternoons ever.

I sent a request to Springsteen asking if he would be willing to sign a portion of the broadsides. I didn't dare hope that he'd sign all 250. He declined and I didn't have the nerve to pursue the issue. Frankly, I was surprised that he granted permission to use the lyrics and I didn't want to push my luck.

* * *

It took a little over a year to produce the printer’s mock-up proof. A year is a bit longer than is customary for this type of work, but there were delays.


And then there were more delays. And the months peeled away. I thought the project was becoming a burden, so I offered to find someone else to print it. But Jim is steadfast and a man of his word and always finishes what he starts. The printing commenced slowly.

I actually don’t recall the specifics (and wouldn’t share them here if I did) but eventually, tensions rose, words were exchanged and we stopped speaking. Our friendship died. And the Thunder Road chapbook project ceased.

In July of 2008 I wrote to Hornby and said that, with deepest regrets, the book would not be made. He wrote a short piece on his blog about how all artistic endeavors begin with good intentions but don't always come to fruition or a happy ending. He used our book as a case in point.

* * *

Years passed by.

I wrote to Jim last fall and after a few tentative e-mail exchanges, I asked if he wouldn’t mind shipping the guts of the book. He had finished the essays and broadsides but the covers still needed to be printed and the book had to be assembled. He boxed them up carefully and they arrived in New Jersey sometime in December.



* * *

I had some contacts in the letterpress community that led me to Ray at Lead Graffiti, an extraordinary letterpress printer in Delaware. I approached him about the project with the caveat that although I could cover the cost of materials, all the heavy lifting would have to be done pro bono. Would he be interested?

He embraced the project so enthusiastically that in addition to making the 200 softcovers, he decided to create a special run of 26 hardcovers that would sell at a premium. Ray's partner, Jill, jumped in and created a beautiful linocut stamp of storm clouds to print on the cover.

video

Here's Ray slaving away at the printing press.

I was moved by their enthusiasm for the project and willingness to create hardcovers. I meditated on how they could be made even more special. I approached Springsteen again and asked if he would be willing to sign the broadsides for just those 26 copies. He politely declined five years ago, but this time he said yes. I dropped the broadsides off at his house and picked them up several weeks later.

* * *

The book has two spines. The essay is bound in on the left spine, and the broadside with the lyrics unfolds from the right. We borrowed the same font from the Born to Run album cover for the title. The covers are printed on black Somerset Velvet and the flysheet for the essay is printed on white mulberry paper.

Click on these pics, magnify, and take a good, close look. Try not to salivate into your keyboard.

The linocut is printed black-on-black ink for the cover and repeated in white-on-white for the flysheet.


A hand-rolled deckle edge that emulates yellow road paint was added along the bottom.


It's sewn with matching yellow thread. The hardcovers have yellow endpapers.


The 26 copies signed by both Springsteen and Hornby were priced at $225 and are sold out. But I still have the softcovers to sell. They are priced at $60 each; a steal considering the level of craftsmanship and the content. All copies are signed by Nick Hornby on his essay. Per Hornby and Springsteen's request, proceeds from the sale are being donated to TreeHouse, a school in London for autistic children.

We created six special sets that are not for sale. One hardcover and one softcover are laid into a custom clamshell case, handmade by Bill of Bottle of Smoke Press, who also assisted with the cover printing. These sets go to Springsteen, Hornby and the four project participants. Bruce was kind enough to inscribe the broadsides for those six copies to each of us. Here’s my hardcover copy. Brothers and sisters, this is all the payment I'll ever need.

* * *

Getting this book made has been a long, arduous process but the finished product is a small masterpiece. Hardbound copies were purchased for the special collection libraries at Columbia University, The University of Delaware and The Newark Library. There’s also a copy on hold for the Library of Congress.

Letterpress printing is a fading art form. There are no new Heidelberg Presses being manufactured. These books are created by craftsmen who are at the top of their game. They're the polar opposite of cold, impersonal eBooks. Aside from the obvious “do-good” aspect, they are a prestige item. But it was very, very expensive to produce. And I don’t just mean the black Somerset Velvet, white mulberry paper and untold hours of uncompensated labor. This book annihilated a great friendship.

You can order a copy via PayPal. The account is ThunderRoadChapbook@gmail.com. [Please do not leave orders in the comments section.] I'll start shipping copies sometime next week. If you really want to help out, throw a link up to this too-long post.



Please note: We are sold out. There are no books available. Thanks to all who purchased a copy.

61 Comments:

Blogger sukipoet said...

Congratulations. a totally amazing story. the final book is just beautiful. The key in a sense was your re-approaching your lost friend Jim and his sending you the parts that had been done. Also brave of you was asking Springsteen a second time. If you had not done that the story would have ended disappointingly. Bravo. somewhat of a hero's journey.

May 31, 2011 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger Sausage Fingers said...

What a brilliant story, congrats on the book. My company does mounting and awards for BMI (book manufacturers international)
I must say I love working on that order and find the entire process fascinating.
Congrats again and cheers...
Sausage.
ps. My Dad always says "Ask and you shall receive"
See how it worked for you.

May 31, 2011 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger xl said...

Congrats to you all for a nicely done project!

May 31, 2011 at 2:12 PM  
Blogger Pat said...

I'm speechless with admiration.
Such diligence and determination. You should be very proud. Hats off to you.

May 31, 2011 at 3:54 PM  
Anonymous dinahmow said...

Wonderful!
I know how gruelling these projects can sometimes be.
As soon as Paypal gets over its "technical difficulties" you'll have my order.

May 31, 2011 at 4:20 PM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Suki: Thanks for your kind words. Honestly, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Sometimes, that's best.

SF: Aren't eBooks just the saddest thing ever? And your da is right. All I thought I'd hear is "no" but everyone kept saying yes!

XL: Thank you. Took a long time but it was worth it. Except that part where I fought with my friend.

Pat: Thanks. I need to apply the same determination to a money-making venture.

Dinah: Of course, I KNEW you'd want one! Great minds, etc.

May 31, 2011 at 4:33 PM  
Blogger savannah said...

WOW! congratulations, sugar. xoxoxox

May 31, 2011 at 4:42 PM  
Blogger Ellie said...

That is a brilliant tale of success. Really, really good.

May 31, 2011 at 5:36 PM  
Anonymous daisyfae said...

genius means nothing without tenacity. Bravo!

i'll be ordering one... you know i have a thing for Mr. Springsteen, and i used to sing Thunder Road to my babies as a lullaby...

"You ain't a beauty, but hey, you're all right..." has saved my life.

May 31, 2011 at 5:40 PM  
Blogger Eryl said...

You are now officially one of my mega heroes, up there with Bukowski, T S Elliot and Frieda Kahlo.

I'll share this story with everyone I can: Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest right now, and do something on my blog tomorrow.

I feel proud to know you.

Sorry about your lost friendship.

May 31, 2011 at 5:43 PM  
Blogger Ponita in Real Life said...

What an amazing journey! For both you and this book. Congratulations on the completion of such an awesome project!! I'd love to buy one, but being off work means there's just no extra money in the coffers, even for something as stupendous as this. I'll bet you are just beaming!! :-)

May 31, 2011 at 5:48 PM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Sav: Thanks. It's bittersweet.

Ellie: The big joke is that throughout the whole process, I had NO IDEA what I was doing!

daisy: I'm glad one will be on your bookshelf. Think of it as a family heirloom. For real! Perhaps you'd better buy two so there's no fighting.

Eryl: Thank you for your kind words. We're virtual strangers but that means a lot to me.

May 31, 2011 at 5:48 PM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Ponita: Beaming with relief, actually. Wish I could slip you a Frequent Unbearable Reader discount but I am contractually obligated to not do so.

May 31, 2011 at 5:50 PM  
Anonymous mcz said...

wow, wow, wow. you always have something interesting up your sleeve TUB (and i love that i get to call you TUB). congratulations on such a unique, beautiful and poignant accomplishment.

May 31, 2011 at 8:04 PM  
Anonymous Rob said...

Awesome UB. I put a link to your post up on my facebook page. Don't get too excited, though, as I only have 61 friends. Maybe one of my more social friends will repost it.

May 31, 2011 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

mcz: Thanks! I can easily say the same thing about your incredible photography. That's a nice space you occupy.

Rob: Thanks for the link. Every bit helps. The sooner I unload these 200 softcovers, the better.

May 31, 2011 at 8:26 PM  
Blogger tennysoneehemingway said...

Oh yeah, I'm going to get one of these right now. What are you charging for postage? I don't have much love for either Springsteen or Nick Hornby but these books are frickin' BEAUTIFUL. And a God damn collector's item.

May 31, 2011 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger Cat said...

What a labor of love!

May 31, 2011 at 10:01 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Congratulations - how good it must feel, after all these years, to finally see your project completed! Except for the damaged friendship, your perseverance paid off. And about that, well, never, never, never, never give up. As you know so well.

June 1, 2011 at 1:02 AM  
Anonymous Sid said...

I've haven't read the entire blog post. Yet. I just wanted to say OMG! Seriously I love the drive and initiative. AND this is just so kewl.

June 1, 2011 at 4:17 AM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Hem: Thanks for the order, pal. You're another one that deserves a Frequent Reader Discount. Alas, I cannot extend one.

Cat: Right. Especially the labor part.

Lori: I always thought the book would be printed sooner or later. I had no idea just how much later it would be!

Sid: Actually, this is the longest post I've ever written. I am very anti-long post and tried to edit it down for fear nobody would ever read it.

June 1, 2011 at 5:53 AM  
Blogger nursemyra said...

You thought no one would ever read this post? Are you kidding? I was riveted. Congratulations!

June 1, 2011 at 6:34 AM  
Blogger Kono said...

This was a damn fine post, a damn fine story, if i hadn't blown so much on horses and booze and drugs lately you'd have my order, great work though on both the book and the post.

June 1, 2011 at 8:32 AM  
Blogger Nick H said...

I am the man who signed 250 of those sheets, five years and three months ago, and I can't believe I'm going to be holding a finished copy in my hands any day now. Congratulations, Mark. (And tennysonhemingway: don't worry about it. But Bruce and I think you're awesome.)

Nick H

June 1, 2011 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger Anna Mavromatis said...

Congratulations!!!
I just placed my order through Paypal...
All the best for all future successful (and speedier...) projects!

June 1, 2011 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger Miss Scarlet said...

Bloody hell! How special is that?!
I'm really interested in letterpress printing at the minute and have been mulling over a few ideas of my own... though none of my ideas are near the scale of yours!!
Sx

I am also going to Pinterest you.

June 1, 2011 at 11:35 AM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Nurse: You're another one who deserves a Frequent Reader discount. If there were one. I like it when you're riveted by me.

Kono: It's not as if booze, drugs and horses are a waste of money. Some folks are able to fashion that into a career.

Nick: Many thanks for your insane levels of patience and generosity. Your heart is so big that I don't know how you manage to get up out of a chair.

Anna: Thank you for your order. I can assure you that there will be no future projects! I learned my lesson well.

Scarlet: I would recommend starting off on a much smaller scale. I often thought I bit off too much. And thanks for the Pintrist.

June 1, 2011 at 12:12 PM  
Blogger nursemyra said...

Does Nick H have a heart problem? I'm available for consultations. In a corset of course.

June 1, 2011 at 5:52 PM  
Blogger Titus said...

Great story, huge achievement and most of all, a beauty of a book.
My hat is off to you.

June 1, 2011 at 6:37 PM  
Blogger JZ said...

I am totally blown away. I already admired your talent in many sectors (blogger, reader/collector, father, friend). Add this to the list. What a feat. A HUGE hug and a firm handshake from Nawth Cackalacky. Ya done good.

June 1, 2011 at 9:09 PM  
Blogger JZ said...

Oh....and is it just the distance that made this easy to keep close the chest? I had NO idea you were even messing around with this! Major props for keeping the story to yourself for one of the most dramatic of your posts.....

June 1, 2011 at 9:11 PM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Titus: Thanks! It was easy! Actually...no it wasn't. Some of it was bloody awful.

JZ: NOBODY, aside from Mrs. Wife, the printers (and Nick) knew about this! I didn't dare discuss it with anyone. Can you imagine! Eight years of "When is the book going to be finished?!"

June 1, 2011 at 9:16 PM  
Blogger angryparsnip said...

Wow, what a post... As an artist, I understand what went into all of this.

My Daughter a graduate of Mills, studied bookmaking, and letterpress. You are so right it is a fading art form.
I was able to visit the studio at Mills and was amazed by the presses
I despise e-books. No soul.

Thank You for this post... I came over from Eryl's blog.

cheers, parsnip

June 1, 2011 at 10:21 PM  
Blogger tennysoneehemingway said...

Well, if Mr Hornby happens to read this other comments, it's nothing personal sir. I've read a couple of your books and, while the writing is very good, it isn't necessarily something I particularly care for. Though if I could even GET a book published, I wouldn't care what anyone thought. I'm certainly never going to have the career that you and Mr Springsteen have had, that's for sure.

June 1, 2011 at 10:43 PM  
Anonymous daisyfae said...

[thud]

that's the sound of me falling on the floor. Nick H. Commenting. in a thread that i've already commented upon. oh, dear. where's the freakin' Xanax when you need it?

if Mr. S stops by? i'll need MedEvac.

June 1, 2011 at 11:53 PM  
Blogger ray said...

As one of the Lead Graffiti participants I'd like to add that some projects also make you new friends. I'm assuming we fall into that category.

From our point this was a great project from our start to the end. I personally love both Nick Hornby's work and Bruce Springsteen's music. How nice it is to design for printing via letterpress, getting to do woodcut illustrations, print on Somerset and Mulberry, print black on black and white on white, paint yellow lines along deckle edges, design a typeface from Born to Run, bind a four-panel book (plus four-panel softcovers), include bright yellow endsheets, use the words penned by Hornsby and Springsteen, and get a copy signed to you.

We are happy people at Lead Graffiti for having the chance to contribute.

June 2, 2011 at 5:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a long way from W. 130 you have come. I can't explain how proud of you I am! I have posted the link on my Facebook-dont think you will have much of a problem unloading them. This is no doubt one of your best posts ever. You had me sitting at the edge of my seat; your friend lost a good person.
MT

June 2, 2011 at 6:27 AM  
Blogger Please Don't Eat With Your Mouth Open said...

Amazing story. Loved reading this. I know you're not a Twitter fan, but couldn't help sharing this post on there earlier. And gushing a little bit. And I hope it sends more people this way to dig deep into their paypal wallets.

And good on Nick H (ah, so understated) for getting writers' cramp for the cause.

H'awesome.

June 2, 2011 at 7:12 AM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

AP: I love watching the presses in action. I included a short video of a cover being printed in this post but I don't think it's working in every browser. Damn internet!

Hem: Nick Hornby called you out! Snap! The book is on its way.

Daisy: Got your note re: the book. So glad you like it. It really is a boot in the ass to hold, isn't it?

Ray: You are the friggin' man. And Jill is the friggin' woman. Your enthusiasm for the project was a motivator. THANK YOU.

MT: I was think how much I wish mom could have seen a copy. She knew about it. That would have been nice.

Jo: Thanks for the link. You're another person who deserves a Unbearable Early Reader discount. Wish they were mine to dole out.

June 2, 2011 at 7:51 AM  
Anonymous Carolyn said...

Great story! I just ordered two copies, can't wait to receive them. Well done!

Carolyn

June 2, 2011 at 7:43 PM  
Anonymous SonsOfBeaches said...

Truly an inspiration to many !!!
I just might have to pursue my own dream to do my own book. :)

Looks like I just found myself a great Birthday gift.

Linked shared at:
Backsteets.com BTX and BossTalk on Facebook.

June 3, 2011 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Carolyn: Thanks for your order. Double orders = less work for me!

SOB: I am getting a shitload of hits from your link. MANY THANKS!!! Any Bruce fan would love this book, and I'm not just saying that to move product. Are you familiar with the Hornby piece?

June 3, 2011 at 12:26 PM  
Anonymous Camasgirl said...

This project is perfect confluence of passions for my husband (accolyte in the Church of Bruce, fan of NH and lover of books) and myself (lover of all the above, plus book arts). Submitted my PayPal order today and I just hope I can score one of the 200 as a 60th b'day present for hubbie. He'll die!

June 3, 2011 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger Fragrant Liar said...

This is INCREDIBLE! What a fantastic project. I love Hornby and Springsteen, and I can't think of a finer tribute to them. You are a lucky man, despite the hardships, to have worked on such a beautiful project. Bravo!

June 3, 2011 at 4:07 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

I'd like to congratulate Mark on a job well done. His story was dead on, with the exception of his "lucky guesses". No luck there, Mark, and don't short change yourself; you're a true Bookman in every sense of the word. In addition, I didn't hold up to my end of the project, and that's something I'll have to live with for a long time. I've apologized to Mark, and I'll do it again. But the finished product is nothing short of superb -- a true work of art -- and Mark is responsible for seeing it to completion...and everyone at Lead Graffiti and Bottle of Smoke kicked a whole bunch of butt, too.

June 4, 2011 at 12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anne in Denmark said...

What a great story! I've just placed an order for two copies - one for me and one for my mum. I love both Springsteen and Hornby and actually have a copy of '31 songs' (as it's titled here) sitting on my bookshelf. Can't wait to receive the chapbooks.

June 4, 2011 at 3:32 PM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Camasgirl: Order received and although the books are pretty great, I hope it doesn't result in beloved hubby's death. That's not a byproduct we were counting on.

FL: This book is like an Almond Joy. Or a Reese's Cup. Two great tastes together.

Jim: I'm not going to get all Oprah on your ass but there wouldn't have been a book without you. I, along with Bill and Ray, owe you a debt of thanks.

Anne: The funny thing is, I've seen the book called BOTH 31 Songs AND Songbook. Hope I picked the preferred title. Who knows!?

June 4, 2011 at 10:01 PM  
Anonymous Anne in Denmark said...

I believe 31 Songs is the UK title and Songbook the US title. Since you're in the US I'd say you did pick the right title :-)

June 5, 2011 at 4:48 AM  
Blogger Pearl said...

Holy shit but that's cool!!!

I'm ordering one.

Pearl

June 9, 2011 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger Jeanne said...

This is a fascinating and amazing story.

You are one persistent guy.

June 10, 2011 at 10:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it. I have ordered 4 by sending you the $$$ without any order form. I sent it in Canadian but now panicked that I should have sent US Funds thogh ours is higher. Please let me know if I made a mistake. I love the book and collect art books. Hail ali

August 5, 2011 at 7:59 PM  
Blogger redoak said...

Nicely done. Definitely a labor of love. You should be proud of this accomplishment. One small detail however: I believe that the lyric in the first line should be "Mary's dress sways" not "waves". I realize that Bruce's songbook lyrics lists it as "waves", but "sways" is what he sings, and it is a much more alluring visual to say "sways" instead of "waves". Just my thoughts.
Congratulations.

August 6, 2011 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger Cory Harris said...

Great post, great looking product. I ordered mine last night; hoping that I got in there before the rush from the post on the Backstreets news page. If I'm lucky, can't wait!

August 7, 2011 at 11:56 AM  
Anonymous Kate said...

You're amazing!

August 15, 2011 at 11:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if is still available a copy of any kind would like to purchase
please write back to harmolodic@gmail.com
thanks
v

August 24, 2011 at 4:01 AM  
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I'm embarrassed to say I had to Google "chapbook" because I had never heard that word before. Those books are stunning. And what a great story!! It's so cool that these things can still happen, in this age of mega-commercialized everything, where you can hardly approach authors and musicians without having hundreds of agents and other vultures running interference.

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