Ain't Too Proud to Beg: The Troubled Lives and Enduring Soul of the Temptations [NOOK Book]

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Praise for Mark Ribowsky

"A dishy, insider look at Berry Gordy's making of the Supremes…Ribowsky nicely intersperses some hindsight reflections by the main players…In this engaging, vivacious account, Ribowksy energetically and thoroughly underscores the Supremes' significance as one fo the first crossover successes."
Publishers Weekly on The Supremes: A Saga of Motown Dreams, Success and Betrayal

"Perfect…The virtue of Ribowsky's book is that he brings the story down to earth ...

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Overview

Praise for Mark Ribowsky

"A dishy, insider look at Berry Gordy's making of the Supremes…Ribowsky nicely intersperses some hindsight reflections by the main players…In this engaging, vivacious account, Ribowksy energetically and thoroughly underscores the Supremes' significance as one fo the first crossover successes."
Publishers Weekly on The Supremes: A Saga of Motown Dreams, Success and Betrayal

"Perfect…The virtue of Ribowsky's book is that he brings the story down to earth without sacrificing its drama. Relying on frank and extensive interviews…Ribowsky spends time on details other writers have taken for granted."
—Greil Marcus on He's a Rebel: Phil Spector—Rock and Roll's Legendary Producer

"Ribowksy's exploration of Wonder's music is first-rate."
Publishers Weekly on Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Soulful Journey of Stevie Wonder

The Definitive Biography of Motown's Greatest Group–The Temptations

Based on in-depth research and interviews with fouding Temptations member Otis Williams, family members, industry figures and others, Ain't Too Proud to Beg takes a penetrating look at the lives and enduring legacy of Motown's all-time bestselling group. Whether you're a Temptations fan, a Motown aficionado or a pop-culture buff, you must read this book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470632826
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/14/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 498,079
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Mark Ribowsky is the New York Times Notable Book author of The Supremes: A Saga of Motown Dreams, Success, and Betrayal, He's a Rebel: Phil Spector—Rock and Roll's Legendary Producer, Don't Look Back: Stachel Paige in the Shadows of Baseball, and Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Soulful Journey of Stevie Wonder. He has written for SPORT magazine and Inside Sports, was a staff writer for TV Guide, and has been a semi-regular contributor to Playboy and Penthouse. Mr. Ribowsky has been a guest on Dateline NBC, Primetime Live (ABC), Connie Chung, Geraldo Rivera, The Tavis Smiley Show, and many other network and cable TV shows. He lives in New York.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

1 Check Yourself.

2 You've Got to Earn It.

3 Mind Over Matter.

4 Get Ready.

5 The Further You Look, the Less You See.

6 It's Growing.

7 Dream Come True.

8 Don't Look Back.

9 All I Need.

10 Runaway Child, Running Wild.

11 I'll Be in Trouble.

12 Doin' Fine on Cloud Nine.

13 Ball of Confusion.

14 Each Day Is a Lifetime.

15 Shakey Ground.

16 And the Band Played On.

Discography: The Temptations' Chart Hits.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2011

    Recommended for all temptations fan

    This book is recommended for any and all fans of this legendary fan. It really tells you about how the groups of that particular generation was treated and how much they sacrificed and suffered for there quest for the fame and fortune. It lets you know how much they loved what they were doing.

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