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Joe and Marilyn: Legends in Love

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Bobby and Jackie comes the riveting, true story of the passionate, volatile relationship between baseball great Joe DiMaggio and Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe.

When Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe eloped in January of 1954, they became an international sensation. Joe and Marilyn reveals the true inside story of these two iconic
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published April 30th 2014 by Atria/Emily Bestler Books
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Jillian Giusti
Jan 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love all things Marilyn but I really liked this book as it came from a different perspective and didn't just focus on her prescription pill problems or her supposed suicide / murder?! No one really knows!!! But instead it focuses on the on going love between Joe and Marilyn and every one in his life swears he loved her till the day he died and then some. Always coming to her rescue it makes me think maybe just maybe there is such a thing a soul mates . Their love had problems it was never dest ...more
Feb 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fun, gossipy, and filled with lies. Another faux biography about Marilyn Monroe, The Kennedy's and with a dash of Joe DiMaggio. I'm pretty sure most biography junkies know that C. David Heymann was a liar and plagiarizer, which is a solid deal breaker for some, but I myself love his books. My theory is if you treat it like historical fiction its still enjoyable.

I don't recommend this book to anyone but if you want a fun fact free read pick it up.
Jul 04, 2014 rated it did not like it
I've read over a hundred books about Marilyn Monroe, and this is one of the worst. Actually, it may one of the worst books I've ever read, period. It's riddled with factual errors, and many of the quotes from alleged interviews with people close to Marilyn seem paraphrased from other, previously published texts, while the rest seems fabricated. It should be read like an airport novel, or the National Enquirer - as a kind of guilty pleasure, not to be taken seriously. But even as trash-lit, it so ...more
Marlo Boone
David Heymann fabricated a lot of stories in this book! Please read this article:

Please protect Joe Dimaggio and Marilyn Monroe from these people!!

Brought to you by guest reviewer JoAnne

Let me first tell you that I love biographies. It doesn’t matter if they’re movie stars or war veterans; politicians or animals. I read them like I read any other book, but with a catch: in a novel, you expect to connect to the characters somehow, to try and like them or at least be willing to spend a few hours of your time with them (or however long it takes to read the book). With biographies, you expect to learn ab
Jen Selinsky
Sep 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
"Joe and Marilyn" delves into the torrid, turbulent, and short-lived love affair between Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe. The couple married in January 1954 and divorced a mere nine months later. The divorce was sparked by revealing photos of Marilyn’s subway dress during the filming of The Seven Year Itch. Even though Joe and Marilyn’s marriage was brief, they remained lifelong friends, especially after Marilyn and Arthur Miller’s divorce. Not only does "Joe and Marilyn" give readers a glimpse ...more
Samantha D'Aloisio-Schmunk
May 08, 2015 rated it did not like it
Ugh :(
Emily Finch
Feb 19, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: pile-of-poop
There is no point writing a review for this book because it is all negatives. There is nothing decent about this book. Well, one thing. The cover. That's it.
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
With all the books that have been published on the life and career of both Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio, why do we need yet another one covering these two iconic celebrities? Perhaps until now, no author has put the two star-crossed lovers together in one volume before.

There’s probably not a lot of new ground covered here in “Joe and Marilyn” by the late author C. David Heymann. You may have never watched DiMaggio play centerfield for the New York Yankees. You may have never watched Monroe in
Jay Kennedy
Jul 28, 2017 rated it liked it
If you treat this book as Historical Fiction, then you'll be fine with it. It was basically a a TMZ gossip rag full of half-truths and innuendo. It was a light read really, hard to take seriously in spots, but my DiMaggio interests kept me there.
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C. David Heymann is the internationally known author of such New York Times bestselling books as The Georgetown Ladies' Social Club; RFK: A Candid Biography of Robert F. Kennedy; Poor Little Rich Girl: The Life and Legend of Barbara Hutton; and A Woman Named Jackie: An Intimate Biography of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. Three of his works have been made into award-winning NBC-TV miniseries. ...more
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