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David Ritz

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David Ritz is an award-winning music writer. He lives in Los Angeles.

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The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash
My Life, My Beats
Written by Grandmaster Flash and David Ritz


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Crown Archetype
On Sale: June 10, 2008
Price: $13.99

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Lady Sings the Blues the 50th Anniversary Edition

Written by Billie Holiday and William Dufty
Foreword by David Ritz


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: March 2, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Lady Sings the Blues the 50th Anniversary Edition

Written by Billie Holiday and William Dufty
Foreword by David Ritz


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: July 25, 2006
Price: $15.95

LADY SINGS THE BLUES is the fiercely honest, no-holds-barred autobiography of Billie Holiday, the legendary jazz, swing, and standards singing sensation. Taking the reader on a fast-moving journey from Holiday’s rough-and-tumble Baltimore childhood (where she ran errands at a whorehouse in exchange for the chance to listen to Louis Armstrong and... Read more >
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Love Tornado
A Novel
Written by Mable John and David Ritz


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: June 10, 2008
Price: $19.00

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Love Tornado
A Novel
Written by Mable John and David Ritz


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: June 10, 2008
Price: $14.99

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Sanctified Blues
A Novel
Written by Mable John and David Ritz


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: June 13, 2006
Price: $19.00

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Sanctified Blues
A Novel
Written by Mable John and David Ritz


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $14.99

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Stay Out of the Kitchen!
An Albertina Merci Novel
Written by Mable John and David Ritz


Format: Trade Paperback, 254 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: June 26, 2007
Price: $15.00

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Stay Out of the Kitchen!
An Albertina Merci Novel
Written by Mable John and David Ritz


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: June 26, 2007
Price: $2.99

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Journey of a Thousand Miles
My Story
Written by Lang Lang and David Ritz


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: July 15, 2008
Price: $11.99

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Journey of a Thousand Miles
My Story
Written by Lang Lang and David Ritz


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: September 8, 2009
Price: $16.00

“Number One” was a phrase my father—and, for that matter, my mother—repeated time and time again. It was a phrase spoken by my parents’ friends and by their friends’ children. Whenever adults discussed the great Chinese painters and sculptors from the ancient dynasties, there was always a single artist named as... Read more >
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We'll Be Here For the Rest of Our Lives
A Swingin' Show-biz Saga
Written by Paul Shaffer and David Ritz


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $11.99

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We'll Be Here For the Rest of Our Lives
A Swingin' Showbiz Saga
Written by Paul Shaffer and David Ritz


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $15.95

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

Inside Power

Written by Gary Sheffield and David Ritz


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: April 3, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Howling at the Moon
The Odyssey of a Monstrous Music Mogul in an Age of Excess
Written by Walter Yetnikoff and David Ritz


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: March 2, 2004
Price: $13.99

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