Magnificent Vibration is a New York Times Bestseller!

"Why are we here? What is love? Is there a Loch Ness monster? Does God send text messages?" These are the kinds of questions Horatio Cotton, aka Bobby Cotton, asks in Rick Springfield’s first novel, Magnificent Vibration.

After stealing a mysterious self-help book called Magnificent Vibration: Discover Your True Purpose from a bookstore, Bobby calls the 1-800 number scrawled inside the front cover, only to discover that he has a direct line to God. This launches Bobby on a whimsical quest, serendipitously accompanied by a breathtakingly sexy and exceed­ingly sharp travel companion named Alice. Together the pair sets out to find some combination of spiritual and carnal salvation—and possibly save the planet.

By turns hilarious, poignant, over-the-top, and deeply meaningful, Magnificent Vibration is a highly original novel about the biggest questions one man—or mankind—has ever asked.

Magnificent Vibration is available in hardcover, ebook and audiobook versions. Click here to read an excerpt!

Rick Springfield discusses Magnificent Vibration

Audiobook excerpt read by Rick Springfield

Select Praise for Magnificent Vibration:

“This is not the prose of a rock star who decided to try his hand at novel writing, but of a novelist who just happens to be a rock star.”—Variety

“With shades of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (1979) and the clever, self-deprecating wit of Augusten Burroughs and Max Barry, Springfield’s highly original work is the rare antidote to the celebrity ghostwritten books…Captivating, poignant, and hilarious, Magnificent Vibration proves that some of the most interesting stories can come from pretty unlikely places.”—Booklist

“Rick Springfield's fiction debut, Magnificent Vibration, is a rollicking romp of a book. His view of divine intervention may not be mine, but his storytelling shines in this clever, entertaining – and sometimes surprisingly enlightening – first novel.”—Mitch Albom, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling novel, The First Phone Call from Heaven

“Remarkably creative... Springfield delivers a buckle-your-seat-belts ride... A readable comic meditation on human frailty.”—Kirkus Reviews

“A surprising odyssey through the no man's land between religion and pop culture, Magnificent Vibration is by turns racy, sacrilegious, sweet, and sincere. If you've been searching for a novel about God, sex, and the Loch Ness Monster, Rick Springfield's irreverent debut is for you.” —Peter Manseau, author of Songs for the Butcher's Daughter

“Forget all the Old and New Testament tales. The Bible’s latest installment, Magnificent Vibration, is a thought-provoking and clever take on how the Almighty actually runs the universe, or universes. God’s cell phone number, personified sexual organs and a conclusion that is surprising and dire, and somehow hilarious, are just some of the madness that make Rick Springfield’s debut novel a romp.”—Jon Methven, author of This Is Your Captain Speaking

“Richard is a very naughty boy. Why can’t he write a nice story? I don’t know why he's so obsessed with his private parts. Rude child. I wish I'd had a daughter instead.”— Eileen Louise Springthorpe (Rick’s mum)

“The only good grades I ever got in school before I was kicked out were for creative writing. I thought that fiction might be in my future but then my career took a different path once the Beatles showed me what a blast being in a band could be. Writing my memoir Late, Late at Night reminded me how much I love the craft. So I decided to give fiction a shot again. Magnificent Vibration is the result. I’m still not quite sure where it came from, but once I got going, it practically wrote itself. I’ve heard writers I admire speak of that phenomenon, so maybe I’m on the right track.”—Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield is best known for 17 Top 40 hits including the Grammy Award winning #1 smash hit, “Jessie’s Girl,” and his role on ABC’s hit daytime drama “General Hospital” as Dr. Noah Drake. He has sold more than 25 million records to date and performed for millions of fans worldwide. His 2010 memoir, Late, Late at Night, also published by Touchstone, was a New York Times bestseller and was named one of the 25 best rock memoirs of all time by Rolling Stone. Recently, Springfield starred in Dave Grohl’s 2013 “Sound City” documentary and on its Grammy Award winning soundtrack “Sound City: Real to Reel” with his hit single “The Man That Never Was.” Springfield also recently appeared on the third season of Showtimes’s “Californication” series and in CBS’s “Hawaii Five-0” series. On the heels of a successful string of intimate live 'Stripped Down' solo performances, electrifying full band concerts and his latest critically acclaimed album “Songs for the End of the World”, Rick continues to play an excess of 100 concert dates annually across the US and abroad. Rick's official website,, is the online launchpad for all things Rick Springfield and home to his enthusiastic and active fan base.
Meet Rick! Upcoming Magnificent Vibration Book Signings & Events:

Sat. July 26
Book Signing & In-Store Performance
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
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Sun. July 27
Book Signing & In-Store Performance
Powell's Bookstore
3415 Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR 97005
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Fri. Aug 8
Book Signing & In-Store Performance
Tattered Cover
9315 Dorchester Street
Denver, CO 80129
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Unable to attend one of the scheduled Magnificent Vibration book signings?
We’ve received plenty of feedback from folks wishing for a signing in their area, so Rick has arranged for a special opportunity for fans and readers to get an autographed, personalized copy of his new novel delivered to your door! For a limited time, you can order Magnificent Vibration from Changing Hands Bookstore and have it signed and personalized by Rick and delivered by mail! Deadline to order is the end of the day on July 10. Complete details and ordering information here:


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