Steven Van Zandt Responds To Criticism About Not Writing His Own Book
E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt recently shared a post on his official Twitter page as a response to a fan who argued he wasn’t the author of his book. In his statement, the musician made it clear that he penned every word in his book but made a joke saying there’s a ghostwriter for his Twitter account.
Apart from his successful music career with Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, where he plays guitar and mandolin, Steven Van Zandt is a producer, actor, activist, and author. He has a memoir titled ‘Unrequited Infatuations.’ The book instantly became a best-seller after the release on September 28, 2021.
‘Unrequited Infatuations’ was written by Van Zandt and edited by journalist Ben Greenman. In the book, the musician touches upon many aspects of his private life, such as his childhood, reveals when he met Springsteen and talks about his other interests than music.
In a recent tweet, one of Steven Van Zandt’s fans addressed this book and stated that they wished he had written the book like his tweets. Moreover, the fan implied that Van Zandt wasn’t the sole author of his book, and he just got an editor to write it all.
Upon seeing this, Van Zandt decided to clear the air about this issue via a Twitter post, but with a sharp tongue. He stated that he wrote every word seen in the book and humorously said he uses a ghostwriter on Twitter instead. It seems this question touched the guitarist’s nerves, especially after writing an entire book on his own.
In the tweet, one of his fans said the following to Steven Van Zandt:
“I wish your book was written more like your tweets on Twitter, but no, you had to go and get an editor and sh*t.”
As a response, Van Zandt said:
“I wrote every f*cking word of the book. Twitter is where I use a ghostwriter.”
You can check out the tweet below.
I wrote every fucking word of the book. Twitter is where I use a ghost writer. https://t.co/1YUwszVCpt
— Stevie Van Zandt (@StevieVanZandt) March 27, 2022