David Ritz
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David Ritz

David Ritz (born December 2, 1943 in New York City) is an American author who has written more than 50 books. In addition to his work as a co-author of autobiographies for a range of entertainers from Ray Charles to Don Rickles, he has written lyrics ("Sexual Healing"), novels (Search for Happiness), profiles ("Stevie Wonder: Never Ending Song of Peace" in Rolling Stone), critical essays ("Robin Thicke, You're No Marvin Gaye" in Rolling Stone) and over a hundred liner notes for artists such as Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis, Jr., Sarah Vaughan and Nat King Cole.
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    • Balance

    • A Story of Faith, Family, and Life on the Line
    • By: Nik Wallenda, David Ritz
    • Narrated by: Steve Gibbons
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Nik Wallenda, "King of the High Wire", doesn't know fear. Balance is the theme of Nik's life. But he is an entertainer who wants to not only thrill hearts, but to change hearts for Christ....

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Divided Soul

    • The Life of Marvin Gaye
    • By: David Ritz
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
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    In this intimate biography of Marvin Gaye, David Ritz provides a candid look at a star and a friend....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wow made for the big screen

    • By Ade Ngeno on 08-12-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Rocks

    • My Life in and out of Aerosmith
    • By: Joe Perry, David Ritz
    • Narrated by: Joe Perry
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 530
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 492
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    Aerosmith’s Joe Perry opens up for the first time about the wild, inside story of his life in the legendary band he cofounded in 1970....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the other side

    • By Bobo on 07-17-15
    • My Life in and out of Aerosmith
    • By: Joe Perry, David Ritz
    • Narrated by: Joe Perry
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 10-07-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 530 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Respect

    • The Life of Aretha Franklin
    • By: David Ritz
    • Narrated by: Brad Raymond
    • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190

    The definitive biography of the Queen of Soul from acclaimed music writer David Ritz....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very well researched book

    • By Shawn Moore on 07-07-16
    • The Life of Aretha Franklin
    • By: David Ritz
    • Narrated by: Brad Raymond
    • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
    • Release date: 10-28-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 220 ratings

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Journey of a Thousand Miles

    • My Story
    • By: David Ritz, Lang Lang
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    • Performance
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    The autobiography of the very talented classical pianist Lang Lang. A remarkable, dramatic story of a family who sacrificed almost everything for the belief in a young boy's talent....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • our journey of a thousand miles starts here

    • By nhienanh on 03-16-19

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Power & Beauty

    • By: Tip "T.I." Harris, David Ritz
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
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    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    Hip-hop artist Tip "T.I." Harris has received every acclaim the music world has to offer....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Suprised by T.I.'s story telling skills

    • By Dream on 07-11-12

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Death of a King

    • The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year
    • By: Tavis Smiley, David Ritz
    • Narrated by: Tavis Smiley
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213

    A revealing and dramatic chronicle of the 12 months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An important book

    • By Mr X on 02-19-15

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Sinbad's Guide to Life

    • Because I Know Everything
    • By: Sinbad
    • Narrated by: Sinbad
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    A hilarious guide to life from a man who has "lived large and fallen hard"....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • his life story told with good humor

    • By Kindle Customer on 09-07-18

    Regular price: $12.53

    • Brother Ray

    • Ray Charles' Own Story
    • By: Ray Charles, David Ritz
    • Narrated by: Andrew L. Barnes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Ray Charles (1930-2004) led one of the most extraordinary lives of any popular musician....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brother Ray is a true inspiration

    • By Rod on 05-22-16

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Howling at the Moon

    • The Odyssey of a Monstrous Music Mogul in an Age of Excess
    • By: Walter Yetnikoff, David Ritz
    • Narrated by: Walter Yetnikoff
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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    Walter Yetnikoff was the most flamboyant, volatile, and controversial personality to emerge from an industry and era defined by sex, drugs, and debauchery....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Amanda Barber on 11-05-16

    Regular price: $19.93

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