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Your Body's Calling Me: The Life and Times of "Robert" R. Kelly - Music, Love, Sex and Money (An Unauthorized Biography) Paperback – May 15, 2004

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Nashville-based music biographer Jake Brown has twelve published books to his credit, including the titles: 'Dr. Dre: In the Studio', 'Suge Knight: The Rise, Fall and Rise of Death Row Records', '50 Cent: No Holds Barred', 'Biggie Smalls: Ready to Die', 'Tupac: In the Studio' (Authorized by the Estate)', as well as titles on Kanye West, R. Kelly, Jay Z, all on Amber Communications Group, Inc. imprint - Colossus Books, and non-hip hop titles including 'Motley Crue: In the Studio', Guns N' Roses founder and main songwriter Izzy Stradlin, Motley Crue songwriter and founder Nikki Sixx, and forthcoming 'In the Studio' titles on legendary rock/rap producer Rick Rubin, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, former Motley Crue frontman John Corabi (Authorized), and legendary female rock band Heart (AUTHORIZED with Ann and Nancy Wilson contributing exclusive interviews.)  Brown's books have been licensed by publishers including DoubleDay and Transworld (Japan), and his works have received media coverage in such mainstream outlets as Vibe Magazine, MTV, The Source, Jet Magazine, Ebony Magazine,, and others.  Finally, Brown is author of the 'Behind the Boards' rock producers anthology series.  Brown is also owner of the hard rock label Versailles Records, distributed nationally by Big Daddy Music Distribution.   

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Colossus Books (May 15, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0972751955
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972751957
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,499,523 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By badgyrl_310 on May 25, 2008
Format: Paperback
This book is garbage. I don't understand how this book could ever recieve 4 and 5 stars. This book deserves no higher than a 2 (at best, and that's being generous). The author basically took everything he could find printed about R. Kelly in the media and the tabloids (mtv, Vibe magazine, the Chicago Sun Times, etc), threw it together and called it a biography. I guess that explains why it was unauthorized. Not only that, but much of his information was either inaccurate or due to lack of editing, there was a problem with typos and misspellings (ex. his name is Robert S. Kelly, not Robert L. Kelly; his manager's name was Barry Hankerson, not Hankerton, etc). The only reason why I haven't thrown the book in the garbage where it belongs is because there are some nice pictures of R. Kelly from early in his career that I'd never seen before. As a loyal R. Kelly fan, I am disappointed to see that so many people are so obsessed with trying to tear down a successful man, his career, his image, and everything he has worked so hard for. And even worse is they want to profit from it in the process. At this point I wouldn't be surprised if that loser Jim derowhat'shisface decided to write a book (another unauthorized biography, perhaps) about R. Kelly and the trial since he's directly involved. Anyway, if you're looking for a legitimate biography about R. Kelly, you won't find it here. Keep your money. If you want the tabloid version with all the media hype, this would be right up your alley. I see this book appealing more to haters than to fans. Personally, I'll wait for R. Kelly to write his own autobiography and tell his side and the real story of his life.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lisa R. Jackson on December 15, 2005
Format: Paperback
I wanted more, this book is just a series of interviews; first and second hand interviews collected and documented in one book. If you're trying to catch up on R. Kelly's career, then maybe you might enjoy it. But if you're someone who has already experienced The R. in real time, it may seem a bit redundant. I wanted to read first hand information from R. Kelly himself, not accounts from others who may or may not have been in his camp. I wondered about the abuse that Robert experienced in his life, the books description lead me to believe this book would cover that. It didn't.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Henry Cooper on August 13, 2005
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This book is amazing and incredible and mostly a good fantastic read dealing w/ the life and times, good and bad situations, trials and tribulations between himself Mr. R. Kelly (whose real name is Robert L. Kelly based off the book). He is a Chicago (or Chi-Town) native which ppl subscribe 'cuz he has the talents and abilities 2 be a successful superstar 2 a great inspiring Genius in the making of a variety of music genres i.e. R&B, gospel, jazz, pop, rock, hip-hop, rap---you name it.

Truly 2 me R. Kelly's the man and greatly the baddest producer, singer, musician, writer, songwriter, hardest workin' man and artist in the music biz since Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder did they thing. I truly cited the R. as the post-Marvin Gaye of our time like others like Barry White, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin, just to name a few.

No matter whether he did right or wrong, he still 'gon remain the same like 2Pac, the world's best-selling rapper of all-time This is such good research in this bk. and I haven't even put it down yet. Read it in 2 consecutive days. Received it by mail yesterday and was impressed. It tells all the details which u heard and haven't heard...YET.

R. Kelly (named the Pied Piper of R&B), is truly my hero, my role model, on my top list, a great bigger influence, and truly my all-time favorite artist. I recommend books like Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye and Brother Ray all by David Ritz, Smokey, Inside my Life among other bks. by the same author, Miles Davis' memoir, Mase's (aka Pastor Betha of S.A.N.E.
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