HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Joe & Marilyn: A Memory of Love by Roger…
Loading...

Joe & Marilyn: A Memory of Love

by Roger Kahn

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
662274,145 (3.43)1

None.

Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 1 mention

Showing 2 of 2
If you like Joe DiMaggio and baseball then thats fine, this is a book about Joe DiMaggio with a few references to Marilyn. It is not a good read, you get the impression the author dislikes Marilyn from the writing but the huge amount of baseball detail wasn't expected is too much and quite disappointing, not the impression from the title gives this away. ( )
  Andy4Marilyn | Sep 19, 2016 |
RBI ( )
  Faradaydon | Feb 11, 2008 |
Showing 2 of 2
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
This book is dedicated to my son, Roger Laurence Kahn, who has learned through courage and with pain, what a tough love story life is -
First words
Still formidable in his eighth decade, he is patient with a public that does not want him to grow old.
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 068802517X, Hardcover)

He was the most famous and best ballplayer of his generation. She was America’s blonde. They were intense, impassioned lovers, and, long after that, gentle and loving friends. The only thing that didn’t work between Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe was their marriage. Joe & Marilyn is a portrait of DiMaggio, as godlike as his legend on the field, but vulnerable and intensely human off and of a stormy Marilyn of whom it was said, “She doesn’t need a husband. She needs salvation.” After DiMaggio retired from baseball, he saw a publicity photo of Marilyn and his courtship began. She was reluctant to meet him fearing an old, vulgar ballplayer and instead finding a poised and graying man—"a little shy, like me"—impeccably tailored and financially secure. When they married in 1954, reporters called them “Mr. and Mrs. America.” But their married life was strained from the start. She was messy. He was compulsively neat. He wanted a certain primness and she liked to show her storied body. The marriage lasted nine months. In later years as Marilyn drifted through mental illness, DiMaggio reappeared as a stalwart friend. But even he could not rescue her. In the end all that was left for him was to plan her funeral. He barred some of Hollywood’s most famous names. Why? "Because they killed her," he told a friend.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:11 -0400)

(see all 2 descriptions)

The story of the passionate relationship between Joe Di Maggio, American baseball hero, and Marilyn Monroe, American sex symbol.

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.43)
0.5
1
1.5
2 1
2.5
3 3
3.5
4 2
4.5
5 1

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 138,087,590 books! | Top bar: Always visible