Grammy-winning funk-rock artist Lenny Kravitz released his debut album Let Love Rule in 1989. In his new memoir of the same name, Kravitz recounts his early years – growing up biracial in 1960’s New York, clashing with his father, falling in love, and making it as a musician.
Asked about the writing process, he says: “I see my story as a suite of songs that have a magical connection. I never understood that connection until I sat down to write. It was then that the magic started to flow.”
In a reading list for Amazon Book Review, Kravitz shared a few of his favorite reads of 2020. Including a Thelonius Monk bio and classics by Salinger and Kafka, find his recommendations below. Complement with the bookshelves of his childhood heroes, David Bowie and Jimi Hendrix.
Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original by Robin DG Kelley