Biography

David Ritz

David Ritz is the only four-time winner of the Gleason Music Book Award and won the 2013 ASCAP Timothy White award for outstanding musical biography for his book with Buddy Guy. He also cowrote, along with Marvin Gaye, the song "Sexual Healing" and lives in Los Angeles with his wife.

David Ritz

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Books by David Ritz

by David Ritz - Biography, Entertainment, Music, Nonfiction

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, has evolved ever since her hit single "Respect," amidst personal tragedy, surprise Grammy performances, and career reinventions. Again and again, Aretha stubbornly finds a way to triumph over troubles, even as they continue to build. Her hold on the crown is tenacious, and in RESPECT, David Ritz gives us the definitive life of one of the greatest talents in all American culture.

by Nik Wallenda with David Ritz - Christian, Memoir, Nonfiction

Balance is the theme of Nik Wallenda's life: between his work and family, his faith in God and artistry, his body and soul. It resonates from him when performing his high-wire acts and when no one is looking. Nik is an entertainer who wants not only to thrill hearts, but to change hearts for Christ. Christ is the balance pole that keeps him from falling.

Ralph Branca with David Ritz - Baseball, History, Sports

Ralph Branca is best known for throwing the pitch that resulted in Bobby Thomson’s “Shot Heard ’Round the World.” A MOMENT IN TIME details the remarkable story of a man who could have been destroyed by a supreme professional embarrassment --- but wasn’t.