The book proceeds chronologically, record-by-record, tour-by-tour… and there’s a lot of information about Motown, too. It also touches personal matters and such sore points as Lionel’s burn-out in the late 80s/early 90s and his two divorces. Lionel Richie is a well-balanced and well-written book.
Heikki Suosalo, Soul Express Online
Davis does a decent job in rendering a thorough account of Lionel Richie’s career to date – from his formative years in the Commodores to his most successful years as a solo artist – making for an informative read for popular music buffs.
Donald Gibson, Blogcritics Magazine, July 2009