Signed, Sealed, and Delivered: The Soulful Journey of Stevie Wonder

Signed, Sealed, and Delivered: The Soulful Journey of Stevie Wonder

by Mark Ribowsky

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Overview

Nobody would argue that Stevie Wonder had an easy start in life. Blinded within weeks of his premature birth, he was raised in stark poverty and abused by a brutish and alcoholic father who later abandoned the family. Through sheer talent, bold ambition, and a fierce desire for independence, he rose from the streets of Detroit to become a Motown prodigy, and from there to become, arguably, the most innovative, versatile, and influential musician, singer, and songwriter of the past fifty years. Signed, Sealed, and Delivered tells the story of Stevie Wonder in fascinating, delightful, and sometimes shocking detail. This powerful biography will have you laughing, crying, grinning, and grooving from beginning to end.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470481509
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 04/26/2010
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 625,692
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

MARK RIBOWSKY is the New York Times Notable author of The Supremes: A Saga of Motown Dreams, Success, and Betrayal; He's a Rebel: Phil Spector—Rock and Roll's Legendary Producer; and Don't Look Back: Satchel Paige in the Shadows of Baseball. He has written for Sport magazine and Inside Sport, 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.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

1 A World of Hurt 6

2 Motorin' 18

3 "That Shit Is Just Fantasticness!" 34

4 Jazz, Soul, and Grab-Ass 51

5 "Take a Bow, Stevie" 70

6 No Wonder 91

7 The Motown Way 110

8 Outta Sight 129

9 You Met Your Match 159

10 Pretty Heavy 179

11 The Direction of Destiny 197

12 Apocalypse Now 218

13 Stevie in Wonderland 240

14 "We're Almost Finished" 261

15 The Clock of Now 276

16 Epilogue . . . Prologue 293

Discography: Stevie Wonder's Chart Hits 312

Index 321

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