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Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye | [David Ritz]

Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye

In this intimate biography of the Prince of Soul, David Ritz provides a candid look at a star and a friend. Ritz had been collaborating with Marvin Gaye on his story for several years before the singer's tragic death and had conducted a series of extraordinary interviews in which Gaye discussed his deepest secrets. What emerges is a full-scale portrait of a charming but tortured artist, a brilliant singer with a divided soul.
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Publisher's Summary

In this intimate biography of the Prince of Soul, David Ritz provides a candid look at a star and a friend. Ritz had been collaborating with Marvin Gaye on his story for several years before the singer's tragic death and had conducted a series of extraordinary interviews in which Gaye discussed his deepest secrets. What emerges is a full-scale portrait of a charming but tortured artist, a brilliant singer with a divided soul.

Here is Marvin's story, from his early years in the slums of Washington, D.C. to his rise to the top of the Motown industry, his fall from grace, his comeback, and finally his sudden, shocking end at the hands of his own father. It is also the story of his glorious music and the music of black America over the past fifty years, an epic tale whose cast of characters includes Diana Ross, Berry Gordie, Smokey Robinson, and Stevie Wonder.

©1991 David Ritz; (P)1995 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"[David Ritz] tells Marvin Gaye's sorrowful story with remarkable insight and sensitivity....Divided Soul is often startlingly candid, but it manages to avoid lurid sensationalism, no mean feat given the particulars of the story: sex, drugs, child abuse, show business scandal." (The Nation)

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    Trenetra ORLANDO, FL, United States 03-25-11
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    I really enjoyed this book. It was sad and joyful all at the same time. I enjoyed the way the story was told and learned so many things about Marvin that I never knew. It is an awesome biography.

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    Judy Fayetteville, NC, United States 11-24-11
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    I am sure there is more to Marvin Gaye than what was read. The narrator reminded me of the seventies exploitation. Each time he spoke in Marvin Gaye's voice, he made it sound like from back in the day (seventies exploitation). David Ritz' book portrayed Marvin Gaye as a mentally/sexually dysfunctional/perverted and unstable artist.

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