“I am pleased to announce the release of my book Let Love Rule. Writing this memoir has been a beautiful and interesting experience taking me through the first 25 years of my life, from birth to release of my first album. That journey, full of adventure, was where I found myself and my voice. Through that experience, love was the force that paved the way and love became my message.”

— Lenny Kravitz discusses the meaning of the title of his upcoming memoir Let Love Rule ($29.99), which Henry Holt and Company is expected to release on Oct. 6, 2020. Let Love Rule is also the title of Kravitz’s first album. The memoir covers Kravitz’s early life in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Baldwin Hills, Beverly Hills, 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,” according to press materials. Readers will witness Kravitz grow as a musician and master songwriting, producing, and performing. They’ll also experience his spiritual growth, and learn how his spirit informs his music. Kravitz is the central character of Let Love Rule, but of course the memoir also features his one-time muse Lisa Bonet, his mother and television star Roxie Roker, and his high-powered news executive father Sy Kravitz. The book, which biographer and songwriter David Ritz co-authored, focuses on Kravitz creating his voice, “the same voice that is able to declare let love rule to an international audience, is the very heart of this story.”