Grand Central Pub; First Edition (October 1, 1994). Just finished. To be loved: the music, the magic, the memories of Motown: an autobiography User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. The author (Berry) was so very candid and even self-effacing, spending as much time describing his mistakes as his successes. I don't know why but I will just give this genre a miss from now on, other genres give me more satisfaction, I was just glad to get through this. of Washington, Seattl. He couldn't understand why. This is a must read for any fan of Motown music. He is a genius. Previous page of related Sponsored Products. How to Be Loved A Memoir of Lifesaving Friendship (Book) : Hagberg Fisher, Eva : A memoir "about how friendship saved one woman's life, for anyone who has loved a friend who was sick, grieving, or lost--and for anyone who has struggled to seek or accept help. I truly enjoyed getting insight into how Berry related to his family and artistes and I loved finding out the stories behind how songs were written which I love. Bonus - Self-Esteem Solution Book. To Be Loved book. Who better to tell it than the person who created it all. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. I have to finally admit that this genre of books is not for me. . He was a crook and stole from every one of his artists...at least that's the prevailing consensus. In To Be Loved, you get it from the horse's mouth. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Every heart deserves a voice. From the jungles of Cambodia and a chance encounter with a local medicine woman comes Be(loved), poet Dakota Adanâs debut collection of poems, tracing the epic question of what it means to be loved. I am a nut for detail of a more personally interesting nature. Citing civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and the auto assembly lines as inspirations, Gordy charts the rise of the Motown hit machine, which manufactured a close-knit stable of well-groomed African American performers-including the Supremes, the Temptations, and the Jackson 5-who brought a gospel-based pop to white America during the Sixties and Seventies. Also, I didn't realize Berry Gordy had such a love affair with Diana Ross. please sign up His solidly middle-class, high-achieving parents were remarkably patient with his long search for a career (he was 29 when he started Motown in 1959 with an $800 loan from the family credit union), and he warmly depicts them and his siblings, many of whom came to work at Motown. .For Hagberg Fisher, there is value in reaching out to others, in showing oneâs soft belly. I think Berry Gordy has managed to pull off a highly readable account of one of the world's most remarkable music stories. Summing up, People to be loved is an excellent book, that I consider a must-read for every christian. The information about How to Be Loved shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks. There's a problem loading this menu right now. A personal account of Motown Records details its incredible recording artists--Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, among others--as well as the gossip, rumors, and myths surrounding it and the life and loves of the man who brought it all together. It was good to read Berry’s side though I do feel Motown would have continued if he had allowed artists to write their own music. Even so would recommend to any Motown fan. He begins with his childhood in Detroit and his forays into music as owner of a jazz-record store and successful songwriter for singer Jackie Wilson. I loved the pictures in the book, the word art, and the overall layout. begins with a life-changing event.âFour years ago,â she writes, âmarried to the father of my three children, I â¦ Additional Physical Format: Online version: Broadbent, W.W., 1919-How to be loved. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Longing to Be Loved: by C. S. Lovett, July 1982, Personal Christianity edition, Paperback in English Reviewed in the United States on February 12, 2013. I know, I know. ââThe self-help path to true love" Mail on Sunday "This new book will teach you a whole new attitude - you'll be fighting the men off!" Some stuff certainly could have been fleshed out a bit more to suit me.. Please allow additional time for delivery. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. I have followed the authorâs blogs on the subject and listened to him talk about the project for a while now. To be loved by others is a very complicated task to fulfill. In her third book, Doyle (Love Warrior, 2016, etc.) . I will always love Motown music - how can you not? To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Preston Sprinkle (PhD, Aberdeen) is a teacher, speaker, and New York Times bestselling author. There are several Motown books out there, but this is one of its essential chapters. Motown is the greatest collection of contemporary music ever created. Magazine "How to be LOVED. How to Be Loved A Memoir of Lifesaving Friendship (Book) : Hagberg Fisher, Eva : A luminous memoir about how friendship saved one woman's life, for anyone who has loved a friend who was sick, grieving, or lost--and for anyone who has struggled to seek or accept help Eva Hagberg spent her lonely youth looking everywhere for connection: drugs, alcohol, therapists, boyfriends, girlfriends. How Sweet It Is: A Songwriter's Reflections on Music, Motown and the Mystery of the Muse, Signed, Sealed, and Delivered: The Soulful Journey of Stevie Wonder, Barnum's Own Story: The Autobiography of P. T. Barnum. Overall, I loved this book and advice you to pick it for a good time. Michael Jackson would have made him a richer man, big mistake Berry. I believed Berry Gordy was inspired by a higher power and from Smokey Robinson to the Jackson Five we are blessed to hear his story in his own word. Say what you want about Berry Gordy. nothing that we really didn't already know, Reviewed in the United States on June 30, 2013. Author: Cris Ferreira. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Every heart deserves a voice. [Lynne Collins] COVID-19 Resources. I loved this book, donât often re read books but will make an exception with this. Engaging from the start Gordy opens his soul (no pun intended), shares his family history , warts and all. Although Berry is continually trying to correct the impression that he was a dictator of Motown Records, he probably was, and this is still a fun book to read, if you like that music, and want to hear about how it came to be. In 1988, he sold Motown to MCA for $61 million. If you need this title right away, please call your local Adventist Book Center to determine availability. Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. Throughout the book, the music entrepreneur portrays his personal life and his business as inseparably connected, including comments about his five-year affair with Diana Ross. A fair amount of time is also devoted to his active love life; he had eight children with five different women, including one with Diana Ross, the supreme Supreme he calls ``my star...my leading lady.'' Slowly his influence would captivate me as he discovered the genius of Smokey Robinson and The Miracles. Preston has held faculty positions at Nottingham University, Cedarville University, and Eternity Bible College. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Amazing. More! Unable to add item to List. So, I wanted to know more about Motown and how it got started. As a special bonus for people who take me up on this book, I also want to throw in a second book that I wrote called the Self-Esteem Solution. Always treat others how you want to be treated. Privately published by Strunk of Cornell in 1918 and revised by his student E. B. I Loved It! Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA items qualify for FREE Shipping and Amazon Prime. Truly magical and a story of life and events that will forever stay with me. Here's how much I love autobiographies and memoirs (or maybe I should say, "here's how much of a book geek I am"): I went to see Motown: The Musical, loved it, found out it was based on Berry Gordy's autobiography, and immediately had to read it. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike, Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown's First Superstar, All You Need to Know About the Music Business: 10th Edition. A good read for all the Tamla Motown fans out there on how he built the business up to the behemoth it became, Although he tends to deal with only certain artists that graced this label from the many, you still get the feeling it is a very one sided account most of the time and I am sure he could have spilled a few more beans on all the shenanigans that went on in Detroit and LA. I know, I know. In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. Maybe this generation believes it's best to leave certain things unsaid and if that's the case, don't bother to write a book. I didn't expect too much from the book, as autobiographies are notoriously boring and self-aggrandizing. Whether you're single, married, coming out of a relationship, or just want to get on with peopleâ¦ There is no single figure in the entertainment business with the kind of impact that he has made in this world. They didn't even have to be human, which was fortunate. Incredible story and beautifully written. Every heart deserves a voice. 5 words -Passionate -Awe -Romance -MARICHAT!!!!! From his early talents as a key songwriter for "Mr. To win his favor, he wrote a book, The Prince, outlining the best ways to rule a principality and hold onto power. This guy is a legend but having read a few biographies I have to finally admit that they are not books that I have enjoyed reading. That being said, I am in awe of what he accomplished at the time he accomplished it; when black music was relegated to being just that...black music. A great, hard-to-put-down book which he wrote -- it's not a "written with the help of another author" publication. Featuring writing from all four Beatles, contemporary critics and music historians, this is an essential volume for every music fan. An Entertainment Weekly Most Anticipated Book A Rumpus Most Anticipated of 2019 Pick A Best Book of February at Apple Books âStunningâ¦How to Be Loved is a memoir for the digital age, written briskly, almost like Facebook posts, with a sort of cheery brutality . This book is an excellent resource in learning 'How to Love & Be Loved' so you can start 'Loving People'. His descriptions of the famous ``assembly-line'' process by which Motown crafted hits the way Detroit's auto companies cranked out cars shows the producers/songwriters as the primary artistic force behind the music. Removing this book will also remove your associated ratings, reviews, and reading sessions. Reviewed in the United States on March 7, 2016. It was there in a lonely room reading words painting, I can see why this book would be the inspiration for the hit Broadway show, Motown. He is a genius. Be Loved is a book about just thatâa girl met by a God whose radiant love rewrites the narrative of her thoughts, sets her free from self, and by his grace gives her the creativity to love others well. He here recounts how, in 1959 with a $800 loan from his family, he started the label he ultimately expanded into an entertainment empire, despite the racial prejudices he and his staff encountered. A lot of these stories I'd heard, but not from Berry Gordy himself. All I want is to be loved [Book 1] Fanfiction. Its a positive musical romp through one of the most important eras of popular music with some of the biggest names in the industry. In To Be Loved, you get it from the horse's mouth. The only reason I wanted to read his book was because I saw Motown recently at the Opera House in Boston and I was surprised how involved Smokey Robison was in the development of Motown. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Even for an R&B history lover like myself, I learned tons of stuff. Gordy opens in 1988, as he agonizes over the sale of his independent company to conglomerate giant MCA, but quickly flashes back to the period everyone wants to read about: Motown's Golden Age, 19601970, when Gordy and his crack team of songwriters, producers, and studio musicians (many of them affectionately portrayed here) created a series of brilliant pop records--from ``My Girl'' to ``Where Did Our Love Go'' to ``I Heard It Through the Grapevine''--that made artists like the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, and the Jackson Five famous. I would recommend this book to every fan of Motown music. This book is much the same as those of Keith Richards and others that I have read, fascinating lives and fascinating stories, but none of them have been pleasurable to read. This book is part of the Pacific Press Heritage line up and is printed on demand. He has written several books including People to Be Loved, Living in a Gray World, Charis, and Erasing Hell, which he co-authored with Francis Chan. A Awesomely Beautiful Read! To see what your friends thought of this book, Photos. Whether you believe what's written here or not, the words matter because somebody's got to tell history. Anne Paulk, homosexuality, living in a gray world, people to be loved, Preston Sprinkle, same sex attraction, The Gospel Coalition Preston Sprinkle April 07, 2016 anne paulk, book review, gay, homosexuality, people to be loved, same sex attraction, The gospel coalition Comment Slowly but surely Chat begins to develop feelings for Marinette but not only as Chat but also as Adrien. (review of free book) WendyB reviewed on Feb. 26, 2011 Excitement Jackie Wilson", I wasn't even aware then that Berry would begin affecting my love of music. You need motivation, and you need to love yourself first. A substantive, reasonably candid memoir from the founder of Detroit's legendary Motown Records, creator of the soundtrack of the '60s. You won't forget it. Motown is the greatest collection of contemporary music ever created. Here's how much I love autobiographies and memoirs (or maybe I should say, "here's how much of a book geek I am"): I went to see Motown: The Musical, loved it, found out it was based on Berry Gordy's autobiography, and immediately had to read it. Learn more about the program. We believe the words prophets wrote in the Bible because men deemed them inspired by the almighty. More life reflections from the bestselling author on themes of societal captivity and the catharsis of personal freedom. He never mentions certain situations that occurred that are pretty much known by the public and had a huge impact (good and bad) on the careers of several Motown artists. From the jungles of Cambodia and a chance encounter with a local medicine woman comes Be(loved), poet Dakota Adanâs debut collection of poems, tracing the epic question of what it means to be loved. I can see why this book would be the inspiration for the hit Broadway show, Motown. It was a controversial book â one that sparks debate to this day â is it better to be feared than loved?. About Emma Mae Jenkins. Nothing really new here, but a vivid recreation of a great period and a seminal company in popular music. Dr. John Townsend lays out the foundation you need in order to stop running from issues in your life, deal with pain in a very healthy manner, and then experience the gratification of passing that love on. Cris Ferreira has worked with Information Technology â¦ ``I never gave a damn what else it was called.'' He was a crook and stole from every one of his artists...at least that's the prevailing consensus. Reviewed in the United States on June 10, 2016. This is a true story about Charlotte and Louise and their journey through youth being neglected and mistreated by their mothers during the Great Depression, their relationships, and parenthood. This book profiles the life and legacy of one of America's most influential soul singers, and how her career impacted subsequent generations. The book is of course, centuries-old but the ideas and issues presented remain relevant for todayâs leaders. With humor, frankness and touching insight, the genius producer behind the Motown sound breaks his silence and sets the record straight in this fascinating personal account of his incredible life and times. It was good to read Berryâs side though I do feel Motown would have continued if he had allowed artists to write their own music. Even so would recommend to any Motown fan. Michael Jackson would have made him a richer man, big mistake Berry. Of course a major part of this story is the mega-success of. Having been to see Motown the musical, it whet my appetite to learn more about Berry Gordy founder of the company. Just how do you compress a story like Motown into a biography with its huge cast of characters? I read the book a couple of weeks ago and am still processing how I feel about it. Reading this book did not disappoint me. Who doesn't love Smokey? I'm glad I did, because I really enjoyed it. Detroit was already known as Motor City before Barry Gordy ever worked in a car plant and learned the factory system. Nice getting the back story on the Motown company and the many stars that I grew up dancing and singing to, and still enjoy. He did things in the music industry that hadn't been done before or since. Something went wrong. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Reviewed in the United States on October 5, 2017. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Founder of the Motown empire, Gordy has written a revealing autobiography dealing with the interplay between his private life and his recording and motion picture ventures. `` `Pop' means popular,'' writes Gordy on the subject of categorizing art. I loved this book, don’t often re read books but will make an exception with this. As you have probably realised by now, at least if youâve been reading the blog this week, I think Preston Sprinkleâs new book, People To Be Loved: Why Homosexuality Is Not Just An Issue, is excellent. To Be Loved: The Music, the Magic, the Memories of Motown : An Autobiography. Charlotte and Louise struggle with love in their home life and in their love life, feeling like they have never really experienced true love. I thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Gordy's life story. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Being loved by others can be very easy; you just have to know how! 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