An autobiography of Smokey Robinson.
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Soul-music legend Smokey Robinson tells his story in this colorless and flawed autobiography. He is relatively candid about his extramarital affairs, cocaine addiction and eventual redemption at the hands of a faith healer, but jeopardizes his credibility to the reader by his uncritical acceptance of nearly everyone associated with his life. Motown founder Berry Gordy is an almost perfect human being, according to Robinson, as are Diana Ross, his ex-wife Claudette, his two mistresses and a variety of other friends and relatives. A powerful performer and a sensitive, intelligent songwriter, Robinson offers here only hints of his creative processes, but he does give readers a sense of the grueling pace of multi-city tours. Collaborator Ritz ( Divided Soul ) faithfully preserves Robinson's vigorous, streettalk narrative style yet falters badly in his stiff re-creations of dialogue. Photos not seen by PW.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Mcgraw-Hill. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0070532095 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0024720
Book Description Mcgraw-Hill, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110070532095
Book Description Mcgraw-Hill, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0070532095