• Title: There's No Traffic on the Extra Mile: Lessons on the Road from Dreams to Destiny
  • Author: Rickey Minor
  • Released: 2008-12-26
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 192
  • ISBN: 1592404189
  • ISBN13: 978-1592404186
  • ASIN: 1592404189
From Publishers Weekly Minor's motivational wisdom is exactly what you'll find in most books in the genre: accept responsibility for your own choices, he advises; love yourself and always give people more than they were expecting. And though he does take readers backstage in his role as the music director of American Idol, don't expect any major revelations; the scenes he presents are largely generic, with no names named. The book does pick up some interest when Minor looks back at his career leading up to his TV job, starting with the vocal group he started growing up in Watts through gigs with Gladys Knight and other musicians. In one especially memorable passage, he recounts the resistance that other musicians and network reps offered to Whitney Houston's unorthodox arrangement of The Star-Spangled Banner for a Super Bowl appearance; that her performance would go on to set a new standard, he says, is evidence of the power of staying true to your own convictions. Unfortunately, there are not enough of these powerful moments to overcome the platitudes and make Minor's advice truly stand out from the pack. (Jan.)
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Review “We live in troubled and turbulent times....How do we begin to create value, integrity, love, and truth? How do you learn to distinguish and ‘rise above’ [your] own limitations of circumstance or destructive mind-set? Rickey Minor has asked himself these kinds of questions, and the answers have turned themselves into a wonderful book.”
—Annie Lennox --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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