Let Love Rule

Let Love Rule

“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.”

Let Love Rule is a work of deep reflection. Lenny Kravitz looks back at his life with candor, self-scrutiny, and humor.

“My life is all about opposites,” he writes. “Black and white. Jewish and Christian. The Jackson 5 and Led Zeppelin. I accepted my Gemini soul. I owned it. I adored it. Yins and yangs mingled in various parts of my heart and mind, giving me balance and fueling my curiosity and comfort.”

Let Love Rule covers a vast canvas stretching from Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant, Los Angeles’s Baldwin Hills, Beverly Hills, and finally to France, England and Germany.

It’s the story of a wildly creative kid who, despite tough struggles at school and extreme tension at home, finds salvation in music.

We see him grow as a musician and ultimately a master songwriter, producer, and performer. We also see Lenny’s spiritual growth―and the powerful way in which spirit informs his music.

The cast of characters surrounding Lenny is extraordinary: his father, Sy, a high-powered news executive; his mother, Roxie Roker, a television star; and Lisa Bonet, the young actress who becomes his muse.

The central character, of course, is Lenny, who, despite his great aspirational energy, turns down record deal after record deal until he finds his true voice.

The creation of that voice, the same voice that is able to declare “Let Love Rule” to an international audience, is the very heart of this story.

“Whether recording, performing, or writing a book,” says Lenny, “my art is about listening to the inspiration inside and then sharing it with people. Art must bring the world closer together.”

Title:Let Love Rule
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250113085
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    Let Love Rule Reviews

  • Crystal

    Do yourself a favor and listen to the audiobook. I could listen to this man read the phonebook!!...

  • Christine Bilaniuk

    The book was good, not too indepth to grow boring but loads of name dropping.Also disappointed with this new trend of bios where they chop it up into more than one book. This story, like Fleas bio, en...

  • Lisa

    Wanted to love it but did not. First of all I had no idea it would only go up to his first album and didn't touch upon his divorce or parents death.Also you're Lenny Kravitz --- you don't need to name...

  • Tiyahna Ridley-Padmore

    In Lenny Kravitz's autobiography, Let Love Rule , the musician recounts personal memories and reflections on his journey to becoming an international icon. Kravitz discusses his reflections on the du...

  • Tammy(PeaceLoveBooks)

    A beautiful book by a beautiful man! Loved Lenny’s story!...

  • Rachel Lyons

    4.5 stars!...

  • Tinichix (nicole)

    I had almost purchased this multiple times so when I won this on Goodreads I was super excited. I’ve always enjoyed the music of Lenny Kravitz. I enjoy him as an actor, and have always thought he se...

  • Susan

    It was good, but it was only half a book and stopped after the birth of his daughter Zoë. So there's another 31 years to find out about. But it was well-written and held my interest....

  • Marta Lane

    Let the music ruleI love Lenny’s music but I didn’t enjoy this book until the final chapters when Lisa came into his life. Before then there were typos and lists of famous names and places where L...

  • Mari Luangrath Ullrick

    Whatever you do, listen to this on audiobook. Lenny Kravitz is hot, and obviously so is his storytelling voice. Le Sigh....