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SMOKEY: INSIDE MY LIFE.

Robinson, Smokey. (with) Ritz, David.

ISBN 10: 0070532095 / ISBN 13: 9780070532090
Published by MCGRAW-HILL., NY, 1989
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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INSCRIBED by Smokey Robinson to T.V. producer Bill Royce on the front endpaper. Fine in a fine dj.; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 24604

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Title: SMOKEY: INSIDE MY LIFE.

Publisher: MCGRAW-HILL., NY

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Traces the fabled career of the legendary singer over a thirty-year period, from his beginnings with the Miracles and his songwriting and production work as well as his often difficult personal life

From Publishers Weekly:

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.
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