My first book was a biography of Bruce Springsteen.
At the time I wrote it, I was editor-in-chief of the leading
Yugoslav magazine dedicated to rock music, Rock! (with
the exclamation mark). Books about music — especially about
rock — were and still are rare on that market. Yugoslav audience
knew Springsteen's work, but he was far from having the
kind of position he already had in the West.
This book, written in
Serbian, was printed in 3,000 copies, which is an unusually
large print for the local market, and it was sold out in
The interesting detail
about this book: originally, there was a different cover,
which was destroyed because both the publisher and I
had problems with it. Only a few copies were actually produced
with that cover, so it is an extremely rare version. (If you bring
your mouse over the image above, you should be able to see it.)