Rick James was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer, best known for popularizing funk music in the late 1970s and early 1980s thanks to million-selling hits.
David Ritz is a songwriter who has collaborated with stars like Janet Jackson and Marvin Gaye, as well as a renowned ghostwriter who has authored more than fifty books for some of the biggest stars in music: Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Lenny Kravitz, Joe Perry, Smokey Robinson, Don Rickles, and Willie Nelson, to name a few. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Essence, People, US, Art Connoisseur, and TV . He lives in Los Angeles with Roberta, his wife of 47 years.
Unflinching . . . . manages to temporarily separate the story of
the monster from the story of Rick James, the way Marvel Comics
occasionally pulls apart Bruce Banner and the Hulk.--Alex
"As close as we'll ever get to the real thing."--Jeff Simon, The Buffalo News
"A raw and authentic accounting of Rick James' life and times."--USA Today
"Intriguing as a pipe-filled motel-room breakdown."--Rolling Stone
"A fast-paced memoir recounting his sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll exploits."--Publishers Weekly
"An engrossing portrait of his life and career."--Vulture.com