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3.93  ·  Rating Details  ·  69 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
The Temptations were the most commercially successful and critically lauded male vocal group of the '60s and '70s. Through the years, the group's trademark razor-sharp choreography, finely tuned harmonies, and compelling vocals made them the exemplars of the Motown style. This is the frank, revealing story of the legendary supergroup, told by its founder, Otis Williams.
Hardcover, First Edition
Published September 1st 1989 by G.P. Putnam's Sons (first published 1989)
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May 12, 2010 Ice rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Feb 17, 2014 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Being a huge Temptations fan, this book was an essential read. Otis just tells it like he sees it, although in the updated version he explains how he held back to spare the others. I would love to see individual bios on all the guys. I am also very fortunate to have a signed copy!
Arlena Flanders
Aug 13, 2014 Arlena Flanders rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I truly enjoyed this book written by Otis Williams the last surviving member of the Temptations. In no way did I find that he threw anyone under the bus in this book or degrade anyone. I read it in like four days, only because I was trying to pace myself. The book could have been a little more longer, but other wise than that I truly enjoyed reading it and would definitely recommend it to others. This a Wonderful book.
Apr 16, 2014 Shay rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I liked it but it could have been better. It was a lot of this happened and then this and then this. I felt like it should have been longer bc many things were barely talked about and didn't make them sound as important.
Kent Hayden
Apr 02, 2013 Kent Hayden rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great history of this classic Motown quintet. He holds nothing back about the trials and personal heartaches the group and himself endure. David Ruffin was still living when the book was first published but Williams gets to update us about the true nature of Ruffin's troubles.
Barbara Washington
This is one of my favorite books,how I wish that I could
have been a young woman during the 60's when all of this
history making music was happening.
Morakinyo Beckley
Jun 08, 2012 Morakinyo Beckley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent expose on how partnerships work over time. Showcases the ups & downs of the Motown moments in Pop history.
Vincent Flipanowski
The story of the Temptations is a great story and this book is well worth reading.
Winter Sophia Rose
Informative, Memorable, Page Turning Read! I Loved It!
Mar 10, 2013 Talent03 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Watched movie the book should be good
Jul 19, 2008 John rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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