TCFF Special Event: Sarfraz Manzoor



We're thrilled to announce that  Sarfraz Manzoor, journalist, author, screenwriter, and real-life inspiration for the film Blinded by the Light will be stopping Brilliant Books on Sunday, August 4th at 1pm for a special TCFF signing event!


Be sure to stop by before the early showing of Blinded by the Light Sunday night as a part of the TCFF closing night festivities!





About the Book




For anyone who has known the joy of listening to a song that connects to your very soul (and especially for those of us that have worn out our favorite cassette tape)

Sarfraz Manzoor was two years old when, in 1974, he emigrated from Pakistan to Britain with his mother, brother, and sister. He spent his teenage years in a constant battle, trying to reconcile being both British and Muslim, trying to fit in at school and at home. But when his best friend introduced him to the music of Bruce Springsteen at age sixteen, his life changed completely. From the moment Manzoor heard the opening lines to "The River," Springsteen became his personal muse, a lens through which he was able to view the rest of his life. Both a tribute to The Boss and a story of personal discovery, Blinded by the Light (originally published as Greetings from Bury Park) is a warm, irreverent, and exceptionally perceptive memoir about how music transcends religion and race. Featuring a new afterword by the author..


Event date: 
Sunday, August 4, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Event address: 
118 E Front St
Traverse City, MI 49684
Greetings from Bury Park (Blinded by the Light Movie Tie-In) (Vintage Departures) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984899446
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - August 6th, 2019