Let Love Rule: Showbiz memoir follows a well-worn path

Lenny Kravitz’s recounting of his first 25 years is a frustrating read, never truly getting under his skin

Lenny Kravitz has had a remarkable life but it too often reads here like a folksy tale or an exceptionally long interview. Picture: Getty


Let Love Rule

By Lenny Kravitz with David Ritz

Sphere, €17

Has there ever been a better time to read about another person having a thrilling life? With lockdown biting hard, it’s no surprise that the appetite for rock ’n’ roll memoirs should continue unabated.

Whether it’s through the lens of Anthony Kiedis, Keith Richards or Debbie Harry, the prospect of plunging into a wild story – where restrictions, pandemic or otherwise, are conspicuous ...