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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (42 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Roger Kahn Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. Download and start listening now!


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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Deena Scintilla | 12/8/2013

    " Too much baseball & not enough "Joe & Marilyn". Sorry Yankee fans. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jesika | 5/7/2013

    " Of course I liked this book, I love Marilyn and it gave great insight to the psychology of Joe Dimaggio. You can understand why he wasthe way he was, after reading this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Midge | 4/7/2013

    " Listened to the audio of the love story of Joe and Marilyn, their short but bittersweet marriage and divorce. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Richard | 2/3/2013

    " Decent. Written in the 80's. Doesn't believe any of the conspiracy theories about Marilyn's death. She simply wanted to die more than live any more. Joe was basically a jerk. "

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