After the Dance: My Life With Marvin Gaye

After the Dance: My Life With Marvin Gaye

A riveting cautionary tale about the ecstasy and dangers of loving Marvin Gaye, a performer passionately pursued by all?and a searing memoir of drugs, sex, and old school R&B from the wife of legendary soul icon Marvin Gaye.After her seventeenth birthday in 1973, Janis Hunter met Marvin Gaye?the soulful prince of Motown with the seductive liquid voice whose chart-toppi A riveting cautionary tale about the ecstasy and dangers of loving Marvin Gaye, a performer passionately pursued by a...

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Title:After the Dance: My Life With Marvin Gaye
Author:Jan Gaye
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Genres:Music
ISBN:0062135511
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

After the Dance: My Life With Marvin Gaye Reviews

  • Nandi Crawford
    May 19, 2015

    One of the best bios I've ever read. I have read Rick James' bio and he spoke well about Jan. I have read Marvin's bio and their take, but I haven't really heard her voice much until now. While it's refreshing,as well as candid and honest. Sadly, and to me, I found it sad that she ende...

  • Sara
    Jan 23, 2018

    One of the best bios I've ever read. I have read Rick James' bio and he spoke well about Jan. I have read Marvin's bio and their take, but I haven't really heard her voice much until now. While it's refreshing,as well as candid and honest. Sadly, and to me, I found it sad that she ende...

    Life had never been easy for Jan but growing up listening to Marvin Gaye?s sweet soulful voice on the record player came with daydreams of a promising future. So when the opportunity came to meet the man of her dreams there was no way Jan wasn?t going to seize the opportunity. She ...

    ....I might be the only person to read this autobiography, and come out wondering about Anna Gordy... That's okay. I can live with that. ...

    I've loved Marvin Gaye since childhood and was excited to learn that his second wife, Jan, had FINALLY spilled the beans. Unfortunately, it sort of missed the mark for me. The details about her life with Marvin were interesting, but I didn't find her story nearly as compelling as I ...

    This book intrigued me when I noticed it at the library. I've long been a fan of Marvin Gaye's songs and oh, that voice. I was hoping this memoir would give me more insight into the reasons why Marvin's own father killed him - and it did. I understand it much more clearly now. But a pa...

    I really enjoyed this memoir written by Marvin Gaye's second wife, Jan. As a long time fan of Marvin Gaye's, who grew up listening to (and loving) his music, I never really knew much about his personal life. Well, this was a real eye opener and a deep look at the man and his relationsh...

    I feel that this was a truly tragic ;ove affair between paranoia, drugs, sex, and childhood haunts.. It was a book I could not put down I was so captivated.. I wonder if the tragedy did not occur what would have come of Marvin Gaye?? Who knows.. ...

    I could not put this book down for two days ...

    This is a story of a fan-girl that married her idol. However, this is not a fairy-tale. Far from it. Janis is the daughter of the blues musician Slim Gaillard who her mother also chased and dreamed of marrying. Ever since she was a young girl, Marvin's voice soothed her troubled upbrin...

    There wasn't anything wrong with the book, but there was certainly a lot wrong with the people in it. Some of what I read has tainted my image of Marvin Gaye. I must say I don't actually go around thinking about Marvin Gaye, but I'm familiar with a lot of his music and am a fan of Dist...

    This was a very honest and detailed story about the legendary Marvin Gaye from the perspective of his widow, Jan Gaye. From the very beginning you can see how Jan was a naive teenager who fell in love with a superstar. The story reminded me a lot of Elvis & Me, and how Elvis had a ...

    I purchased this book over a year ago and finally decided to read it and I'm glad that I did. Marvin was a talented guy but it seems he was battling a multitude of demons, depression & paranoia being a couple of them. I truly enjoyed this story, much of it I really didn't expect bu...

    I should have known this was one of those "trash the celebrity 'cause they can't defend themselves" books. This woman says she met Marvin Gaye when she was still in high school, started a torrid affair with him, and eventually married him. If I were not so crazy about Marvin Gaye's mus...

    Allow me to summarize this book: Seventeen year old, Jan was the side chick to Marvin Gaye. They do A LOT of drugs. He divorces his current wife, Berry Gordy's sister. Marvin and Jan stay high, eventually marry. Add sex, more drugs, a few kids and mental/physical abuse. And there you ...

    Not feeling it Story was 'just ok'. I found myself skipping many pages out of boredom and not enough facts. Either a lot was left out or much of the story was untrue. I want my money back. ...

    This was a very interesting and detailed book. Jan gaye was a naive girl in love with a much older man. It was nice to read about marvin gaye's personal life. Glad I read it and I would recommend to others ...

    The book gave you an inside look into the life of a genius. I was uncomfortable with many things that I read. Absent a journal I don't know how anything was remembered with the consistent amount of drugs consumed. Such a sad way to (have) live. ...

    It was very interesting, but such a dysfunctional couple dealing with many scars from their childhoods, abuse & addiction! ...

    I received this book as a first read. It's a fast paced and interesting read. A nice memoir about Jan and Marvin Gaye filled with drugs, infidelity, broken dreams, and dysfunctional families. ...

    This book was very intense. It started off in Jan's childhood where she watched Marvin on television and declared she will marry him one day, forwarding to their meeting and the start of their relationship when she was a seventeen year old high schooler and he was twice her age, separa...

    This book was very interesting. It confirmed facts that I came across about the legendary Marvin Gaye in another book I read about his life. I was very disappointed in the adults in Jan's life. They were so consumed with their own pursuits that they neglected her to the point where...

    A beautifully told story of the Marvin Gaye. Being the tortured and tragic soul he was, Ms. Jan Gaye made it pleasing for me to enjoy. Such a beautiful, yet turbulent love affair. Shows an undying, passionate love affair, yet going through the dramas of drug abuse, affairs, violence, a...

    wow-zers! jan?s life with marvin read like a relationship cautionary tale. the majority of the stories within the memoir, scream-> destructive cyclic union! drug addiction, jealousy & sex parties, oh my! i had no clue marvin?s artistry was laced (pun intended) with low-self-...

    Better then I expected Found it a commentary abut her life with Marvin Gaye rather then about Marvin Gaye. Loved it. Played some Marvin Gaye music in the background while reading which took me back to my memories of what was going on in. My life at the time. ...

    This was an audible book and the narrator, not sure if it was Jan Gaye, had a monotone voice that was annoying to listen to. I absolutely love Marvin Gaye's music, but after reading this book as well as David Ritz, Divided Soul, I now know him to be a very flawed, misogynistic, weak ma...

    I read about this book in O magazine. And it is definitely an interesting book. Jan Gaye wanted nothing more in her life than to marry Marvin. And she got her wish. With all the ups and downs that came with it. She paints Marvin as a hero but one with clay feet. ...

    I thought this was unreadably poorly written. I also had a hard time with the age difference. But mostly I thought it was boring and predictable. ...

  • Lynx
    Jan 30, 2018

    One of the best bios I've ever read. I have read Rick James' bio and he spoke well about Jan. I have read Marvin's bio and their take, but I haven't really heard her voice much until now. While it's refreshing,as well as candid and honest. Sadly, and to me, I found it sad that she ende...

    Life had never been easy for Jan but growing up listening to Marvin Gaye?s sweet soulful voice on the record player came with daydreams of a promising future. So when the opportunity came to meet the man of her dreams there was no way Jan wasn?t going to seize the opportunity. She ...

  • Jessi
    May 05, 2018

    One of the best bios I've ever read. I have read Rick James' bio and he spoke well about Jan. I have read Marvin's bio and their take, but I haven't really heard her voice much until now. While it's refreshing,as well as candid and honest. Sadly, and to me, I found it sad that she ende...

    Life had never been easy for Jan but growing up listening to Marvin Gaye?s sweet soulful voice on the record player came with daydreams of a promising future. So when the opportunity came to meet the man of her dreams there was no way Jan wasn?t going to seize the opportunity. She ...

    ....I might be the only person to read this autobiography, and come out wondering about Anna Gordy... That's okay. I can live with that. ...

    I've loved Marvin Gaye since childhood and was excited to learn that his second wife, Jan, had FINALLY spilled the beans. Unfortunately, it sort of missed the mark for me. The details about her life with Marvin were interesting, but I didn't find her story nearly as compelling as I ...

    This book intrigued me when I noticed it at the library. I've long been a fan of Marvin Gaye's songs and oh, that voice. I was hoping this memoir would give me more insight into the reasons why Marvin's own father killed him - and it did. I understand it much more clearly now. But a pa...

    I really enjoyed this memoir written by Marvin Gaye's second wife, Jan. As a long time fan of Marvin Gaye's, who grew up listening to (and loving) his music, I never really knew much about his personal life. Well, this was a real eye opener and a deep look at the man and his relationsh...

    I feel that this was a truly tragic ;ove affair between paranoia, drugs, sex, and childhood haunts.. It was a book I could not put down I was so captivated.. I wonder if the tragedy did not occur what would have come of Marvin Gaye?? Who knows.. ...

    I could not put this book down for two days ...

    This is a story of a fan-girl that married her idol. However, this is not a fairy-tale. Far from it. Janis is the daughter of the blues musician Slim Gaillard who her mother also chased and dreamed of marrying. Ever since she was a young girl, Marvin's voice soothed her troubled upbrin...

    There wasn't anything wrong with the book, but there was certainly a lot wrong with the people in it. Some of what I read has tainted my image of Marvin Gaye. I must say I don't actually go around thinking about Marvin Gaye, but I'm familiar with a lot of his music and am a fan of Dist...

    This was a very honest and detailed story about the legendary Marvin Gaye from the perspective of his widow, Jan Gaye. From the very beginning you can see how Jan was a naive teenager who fell in love with a superstar. The story reminded me a lot of Elvis & Me, and how Elvis had a ...

    I purchased this book over a year ago and finally decided to read it and I'm glad that I did. Marvin was a talented guy but it seems he was battling a multitude of demons, depression & paranoia being a couple of them. I truly enjoyed this story, much of it I really didn't expect bu...

    I should have known this was one of those "trash the celebrity 'cause they can't defend themselves" books. This woman says she met Marvin Gaye when she was still in high school, started a torrid affair with him, and eventually married him. If I were not so crazy about Marvin Gaye's mus...

    Allow me to summarize this book: Seventeen year old, Jan was the side chick to Marvin Gaye. They do A LOT of drugs. He divorces his current wife, Berry Gordy's sister. Marvin and Jan stay high, eventually marry. Add sex, more drugs, a few kids and mental/physical abuse. And there you ...

    Not feeling it Story was 'just ok'. I found myself skipping many pages out of boredom and not enough facts. Either a lot was left out or much of the story was untrue. I want my money back. ...

    This was a very interesting and detailed book. Jan gaye was a naive girl in love with a much older man. It was nice to read about marvin gaye's personal life. Glad I read it and I would recommend to others ...

    The book gave you an inside look into the life of a genius. I was uncomfortable with many things that I read. Absent a journal I don't know how anything was remembered with the consistent amount of drugs consumed. Such a sad way to (have) live. ...

    It was very interesting, but such a dysfunctional couple dealing with many scars from their childhoods, abuse & addiction! ...

    I received this book as a first read. It's a fast paced and interesting read. A nice memoir about Jan and Marvin Gaye filled with drugs, infidelity, broken dreams, and dysfunctional families. ...

    This book was very intense. It started off in Jan's childhood where she watched Marvin on television and declared she will marry him one day, forwarding to their meeting and the start of their relationship when she was a seventeen year old high schooler and he was twice her age, separa...

    This book was very interesting. It confirmed facts that I came across about the legendary Marvin Gaye in another book I read about his life. I was very disappointed in the adults in Jan's life. They were so consumed with their own pursuits that they neglected her to the point where...

    A beautifully told story of the Marvin Gaye. Being the tortured and tragic soul he was, Ms. Jan Gaye made it pleasing for me to enjoy. Such a beautiful, yet turbulent love affair. Shows an undying, passionate love affair, yet going through the dramas of drug abuse, affairs, violence, a...

    wow-zers! jan?s life with marvin read like a relationship cautionary tale. the majority of the stories within the memoir, scream-> destructive cyclic union! drug addiction, jealousy & sex parties, oh my! i had no clue marvin?s artistry was laced (pun intended) with low-self-...

    Better then I expected Found it a commentary abut her life with Marvin Gaye rather then about Marvin Gaye. Loved it. Played some Marvin Gaye music in the background while reading which took me back to my memories of what was going on in. My life at the time. ...

    This was an audible book and the narrator, not sure if it was Jan Gaye, had a monotone voice that was annoying to listen to. I absolutely love Marvin Gaye's music, but after reading this book as well as David Ritz, Divided Soul, I now know him to be a very flawed, misogynistic, weak ma...

    I read about this book in O magazine. And it is definitely an interesting book. Jan Gaye wanted nothing more in her life than to marry Marvin. And she got her wish. With all the ups and downs that came with it. She paints Marvin as a hero but one with clay feet. ...

  • MissFabularian
    Mar 19, 2018

    One of the best bios I've ever read. I have read Rick James' bio and he spoke well about Jan. I have read Marvin's bio and their take, but I haven't really heard her voice much until now. While it's refreshing,as well as candid and honest. Sadly, and to me, I found it sad that she ende...

    Life had never been easy for Jan but growing up listening to Marvin Gaye?s sweet soulful voice on the record player came with daydreams of a promising future. So when the opportunity came to meet the man of her dreams there was no way Jan wasn?t going to seize the opportunity. She ...

    ....I might be the only person to read this autobiography, and come out wondering about Anna Gordy... That's okay. I can live with that. ...

  • Cathy Branciforte
    Apr 10, 2015

    One of the best bios I've ever read. I have read Rick James' bio and he spoke well about Jan. I have read Marvin's bio and their take, but I haven't really heard her voice much until now. While it's refreshing,as well as candid and honest. Sadly, and to me, I found it sad that she ende...

    Life had never been easy for Jan but growing up listening to Marvin Gaye?s sweet soulful voice on the record player came with daydreams of a promising future. So when the opportunity came to meet the man of her dreams there was no way Jan wasn?t going to seize the opportunity. She ...

    ....I might be the only person to read this autobiography, and come out wondering about Anna Gordy... That's okay. I can live with that. ...

    I've loved Marvin Gaye since childhood and was excited to learn that his second wife, Jan, had FINALLY spilled the beans. Unfortunately, it sort of missed the mark for me. The details about her life with Marvin were interesting, but I didn't find her story nearly as compelling as I ...

    This book intrigued me when I noticed it at the library. I've long been a fan of Marvin Gaye's songs and oh, that voice. I was hoping this memoir would give me more insight into the reasons why Marvin's own father killed him - and it did. I understand it much more clearly now. But a pa...

    I really enjoyed this memoir written by Marvin Gaye's second wife, Jan. As a long time fan of Marvin Gaye's, who grew up listening to (and loving) his music, I never really knew much about his personal life. Well, this was a real eye opener and a deep look at the man and his relationsh...

  • Che
    Oct 02, 2015

    One of the best bios I've ever read. I have read Rick James' bio and he spoke well about Jan. I have read Marvin's bio and their take, but I haven't really heard her voice much until now. While it's refreshing,as well as candid and honest. Sadly, and to me, I found it sad that she ende...

    Life had never been easy for Jan but growing up listening to Marvin Gaye?s sweet soulful voice on the record player came with daydreams of a promising future. So when the opportunity came to meet the man of her dreams there was no way Jan wasn?t going to seize the opportunity. She ...

    ....I might be the only person to read this autobiography, and come out wondering about Anna Gordy... That's okay. I can live with that. ...

    I've loved Marvin Gaye since childhood and was excited to learn that his second wife, Jan, had FINALLY spilled the beans. Unfortunately, it sort of missed the mark for me. The details about her life with Marvin were interesting, but I didn't find her story nearly as compelling as I ...

    This book intrigued me when I noticed it at the library. I've long been a fan of Marvin Gaye's songs and oh, that voice. I was hoping this memoir would give me more insight into the reasons why Marvin's own father killed him - and it did. I understand it much more clearly now. But a pa...

    I really enjoyed this memoir written by Marvin Gaye's second wife, Jan. As a long time fan of Marvin Gaye's, who grew up listening to (and loving) his music, I never really knew much about his personal life. Well, this was a real eye opener and a deep look at the man and his relationsh...

    I feel that this was a truly tragic ;ove affair between paranoia, drugs, sex, and childhood haunts.. It was a book I could not put down I was so captivated.. I wonder if the tragedy did not occur what would have come of Marvin Gaye?? Who knows.. ...

    I could not put this book down for two days ...

    This is a story of a fan-girl that married her idol. However, this is not a fairy-tale. Far from it. Janis is the daughter of the blues musician Slim Gaillard who her mother also chased and dreamed of marrying. Ever since she was a young girl, Marvin's voice soothed her troubled upbrin...

    There wasn't anything wrong with the book, but there was certainly a lot wrong with the people in it. Some of what I read has tainted my image of Marvin Gaye. I must say I don't actually go around thinking about Marvin Gaye, but I'm familiar with a lot of his music and am a fan of Dist...

    This was a very honest and detailed story about the legendary Marvin Gaye from the perspective of his widow, Jan Gaye. From the very beginning you can see how Jan was a naive teenager who fell in love with a superstar. The story reminded me a lot of Elvis & Me, and how Elvis had a ...

    I purchased this book over a year ago and finally decided to read it and I'm glad that I did. Marvin was a talented guy but it seems he was battling a multitude of demons, depression & paranoia being a couple of them. I truly enjoyed this story, much of it I really didn't expect bu...

    I should have known this was one of those "trash the celebrity 'cause they can't defend themselves" books. This woman says she met Marvin Gaye when she was still in high school, started a torrid affair with him, and eventually married him. If I were not so crazy about Marvin Gaye's mus...

    Allow me to summarize this book: Seventeen year old, Jan was the side chick to Marvin Gaye. They do A LOT of drugs. He divorces his current wife, Berry Gordy's sister. Marvin and Jan stay high, eventually marry. Add sex, more drugs, a few kids and mental/physical abuse. And there you ...

  • Amber Nicole
    Jun 16, 2016

    One of the best bios I've ever read. I have read Rick James' bio and he spoke well about Jan. I have read Marvin's bio and their take, but I haven't really heard her voice much until now. While it's refreshing,as well as candid and honest. Sadly, and to me, I found it sad that she ende...

    Life had never been easy for Jan but growing up listening to Marvin Gaye?s sweet soulful voice on the record player came with daydreams of a promising future. So when the opportunity came to meet the man of her dreams there was no way Jan wasn?t going to seize the opportunity. She ...

    ....I might be the only person to read this autobiography, and come out wondering about Anna Gordy... That's okay. I can live with that. ...

    I've loved Marvin Gaye since childhood and was excited to learn that his second wife, Jan, had FINALLY spilled the beans. Unfortunately, it sort of missed the mark for me. The details about her life with Marvin were interesting, but I didn't find her story nearly as compelling as I ...

    This book intrigued me when I noticed it at the library. I've long been a fan of Marvin Gaye's songs and oh, that voice. I was hoping this memoir would give me more insight into the reasons why Marvin's own father killed him - and it did. I understand it much more clearly now. But a pa...

    I really enjoyed this memoir written by Marvin Gaye's second wife, Jan. As a long time fan of Marvin Gaye's, who grew up listening to (and loving) his music, I never really knew much about his personal life. Well, this was a real eye opener and a deep look at the man and his relationsh...

    I feel that this was a truly tragic ;ove affair between paranoia, drugs, sex, and childhood haunts.. It was a book I could not put down I was so captivated.. I wonder if the tragedy did not occur what would have come of Marvin Gaye?? Who knows.. ...

    I could not put this book down for two days ...

    This is a story of a fan-girl that married her idol. However, this is not a fairy-tale. Far from it. Janis is the daughter of the blues musician Slim Gaillard who her mother also chased and dreamed of marrying. Ever since she was a young girl, Marvin's voice soothed her troubled upbrin...

    There wasn't anything wrong with the book, but there was certainly a lot wrong with the people in it. Some of what I read has tainted my image of Marvin Gaye. I must say I don't actually go around thinking about Marvin Gaye, but I'm familiar with a lot of his music and am a fan of Dist...

    This was a very honest and detailed story about the legendary Marvin Gaye from the perspective of his widow, Jan Gaye. From the very beginning you can see how Jan was a naive teenager who fell in love with a superstar. The story reminded me a lot of Elvis & Me, and how Elvis had a ...

    I purchased this book over a year ago and finally decided to read it and I'm glad that I did. Marvin was a talented guy but it seems he was battling a multitude of demons, depression & paranoia being a couple of them. I truly enjoyed this story, much of it I really didn't expect bu...

    I should have known this was one of those "trash the celebrity 'cause they can't defend themselves" books. This woman says she met Marvin Gaye when she was still in high school, started a torrid affair with him, and eventually married him. If I were not so crazy about Marvin Gaye's mus...

    Allow me to summarize this book: Seventeen year old, Jan was the side chick to Marvin Gaye. They do A LOT of drugs. He divorces his current wife, Berry Gordy's sister. Marvin and Jan stay high, eventually marry. Add sex, more drugs, a few kids and mental/physical abuse. And there you ...

    Not feeling it Story was 'just ok'. I found myself skipping many pages out of boredom and not enough facts. Either a lot was left out or much of the story was untrue. I want my money back. ...

    This was a very interesting and detailed book. Jan gaye was a naive girl in love with a much older man. It was nice to read about marvin gaye's personal life. Glad I read it and I would recommend to others ...

    The book gave you an inside look into the life of a genius. I was uncomfortable with many things that I read. Absent a journal I don't know how anything was remembered with the consistent amount of drugs consumed. Such a sad way to (have) live. ...

    It was very interesting, but such a dysfunctional couple dealing with many scars from their childhoods, abuse & addiction! ...

    I received this book as a first read. It's a fast paced and interesting read. A nice memoir about Jan and Marvin Gaye filled with drugs, infidelity, broken dreams, and dysfunctional families. ...

    This book was very intense. It started off in Jan's childhood where she watched Marvin on television and declared she will marry him one day, forwarding to their meeting and the start of their relationship when she was a seventeen year old high schooler and he was twice her age, separa...

    This book was very interesting. It confirmed facts that I came across about the legendary Marvin Gaye in another book I read about his life. I was very disappointed in the adults in Jan's life. They were so consumed with their own pursuits that they neglected her to the point where...

    A beautifully told story of the Marvin Gaye. Being the tortured and tragic soul he was, Ms. Jan Gaye made it pleasing for me to enjoy. Such a beautiful, yet turbulent love affair. Shows an undying, passionate love affair, yet going through the dramas of drug abuse, affairs, violence, a...

    wow-zers! jan?s life with marvin read like a relationship cautionary tale. the majority of the stories within the memoir, scream-> destructive cyclic union! drug addiction, jealousy & sex parties, oh my! i had no clue marvin?s artistry was laced (pun intended) with low-self-...

    Better then I expected Found it a commentary abut her life with Marvin Gaye rather then about Marvin Gaye. Loved it. Played some Marvin Gaye music in the background while reading which took me back to my memories of what was going on in. My life at the time. ...

    This was an audible book and the narrator, not sure if it was Jan Gaye, had a monotone voice that was annoying to listen to. I absolutely love Marvin Gaye's music, but after reading this book as well as David Ritz, Divided Soul, I now know him to be a very flawed, misogynistic, weak ma...

    I read about this book in O magazine. And it is definitely an interesting book. Jan Gaye wanted nothing more in her life than to marry Marvin. And she got her wish. With all the ups and downs that came with it. She paints Marvin as a hero but one with clay feet. ...

    I thought this was unreadably poorly written. I also had a hard time with the age difference. But mostly I thought it was boring and predictable. ...

    After the Dance: My Life with Marvin Gaye by Jan Gaye http://www.harpercollins.com/97800621... Synopsis: Jan Gaye chronicles her marriage with legend soul singer Marvin Gaye. She travels through her memories of passionate love, albeit unconventional. The twists and turns from sex...

    I first came across this book in an effort to study Marvin Gaye. I had gotten a record player for my birthday, and went to a record shop and purchased three of his albums; Let's Get It On, I Want You, and Midnight Love. On one song he's pleading for a woman to stay, he whispers to her ...

  • I Be Reading
    Nov 03, 2016

    One of the best bios I've ever read. I have read Rick James' bio and he spoke well about Jan. I have read Marvin's bio and their take, but I haven't really heard her voice much until now. While it's refreshing,as well as candid and honest. Sadly, and to me, I found it sad that she ende...

    Life had never been easy for Jan but growing up listening to Marvin Gaye?s sweet soulful voice on the record player came with daydreams of a promising future. So when the opportunity came to meet the man of her dreams there was no way Jan wasn?t going to seize the opportunity. She ...

    ....I might be the only person to read this autobiography, and come out wondering about Anna Gordy... That's okay. I can live with that. ...

    I've loved Marvin Gaye since childhood and was excited to learn that his second wife, Jan, had FINALLY spilled the beans. Unfortunately, it sort of missed the mark for me. The details about her life with Marvin were interesting, but I didn't find her story nearly as compelling as I ...

  • Venita
    Dec 02, 2018

    One of the best bios I've ever read. I have read Rick James' bio and he spoke well about Jan. I have read Marvin's bio and their take, but I haven't really heard her voice much until now. While it's refreshing,as well as candid and honest. Sadly, and to me, I found it sad that she ende...

    Life had never been easy for Jan but growing up listening to Marvin Gaye?s sweet soulful voice on the record player came with daydreams of a promising future. So when the opportunity came to meet the man of her dreams there was no way Jan wasn?t going to seize the opportunity. She ...

    ....I might be the only person to read this autobiography, and come out wondering about Anna Gordy... That's okay. I can live with that. ...

    I've loved Marvin Gaye since childhood and was excited to learn that his second wife, Jan, had FINALLY spilled the beans. Unfortunately, it sort of missed the mark for me. The details about her life with Marvin were interesting, but I didn't find her story nearly as compelling as I ...

    This book intrigued me when I noticed it at the library. I've long been a fan of Marvin Gaye's songs and oh, that voice. I was hoping this memoir would give me more insight into the reasons why Marvin's own father killed him - and it did. I understand it much more clearly now. But a pa...

    I really enjoyed this memoir written by Marvin Gaye's second wife, Jan. As a long time fan of Marvin Gaye's, who grew up listening to (and loving) his music, I never really knew much about his personal life. Well, this was a real eye opener and a deep look at the man and his relationsh...

    I feel that this was a truly tragic ;ove affair between paranoia, drugs, sex, and childhood haunts.. It was a book I could not put down I was so captivated.. I wonder if the tragedy did not occur what would have come of Marvin Gaye?? Who knows.. ...

    I could not put this book down for two days ...

    This is a story of a fan-girl that married her idol. However, this is not a fairy-tale. Far from it. Janis is the daughter of the blues musician Slim Gaillard who her mother also chased and dreamed of marrying. Ever since she was a young girl, Marvin's voice soothed her troubled upbrin...

    There wasn't anything wrong with the book, but there was certainly a lot wrong with the people in it. Some of what I read has tainted my image of Marvin Gaye. I must say I don't actually go around thinking about Marvin Gaye, but I'm familiar with a lot of his music and am a fan of Dist...

    This was a very honest and detailed story about the legendary Marvin Gaye from the perspective of his widow, Jan Gaye. From the very beginning you can see how Jan was a naive teenager who fell in love with a superstar. The story reminded me a lot of Elvis & Me, and how Elvis had a ...

    I purchased this book over a year ago and finally decided to read it and I'm glad that I did. Marvin was a talented guy but it seems he was battling a multitude of demons, depression & paranoia being a couple of them. I truly enjoyed this story, much of it I really didn't expect bu...

    I should have known this was one of those "trash the celebrity 'cause they can't defend themselves" books. This woman says she met Marvin Gaye when she was still in high school, started a torrid affair with him, and eventually married him. If I were not so crazy about Marvin Gaye's mus...

    Allow me to summarize this book: Seventeen year old, Jan was the side chick to Marvin Gaye. They do A LOT of drugs. He divorces his current wife, Berry Gordy's sister. Marvin and Jan stay high, eventually marry. Add sex, more drugs, a few kids and mental/physical abuse. And there you ...

    Not feeling it Story was 'just ok'. I found myself skipping many pages out of boredom and not enough facts. Either a lot was left out or much of the story was untrue. I want my money back. ...

    This was a very interesting and detailed book. Jan gaye was a naive girl in love with a much older man. It was nice to read about marvin gaye's personal life. Glad I read it and I would recommend to others ...

    The book gave you an inside look into the life of a genius. I was uncomfortable with many things that I read. Absent a journal I don't know how anything was remembered with the consistent amount of drugs consumed. Such a sad way to (have) live. ...

    It was very interesting, but such a dysfunctional couple dealing with many scars from their childhoods, abuse & addiction! ...

    I received this book as a first read. It's a fast paced and interesting read. A nice memoir about Jan and Marvin Gaye filled with drugs, infidelity, broken dreams, and dysfunctional families. ...

    This book was very intense. It started off in Jan's childhood where she watched Marvin on television and declared she will marry him one day, forwarding to their meeting and the start of their relationship when she was a seventeen year old high schooler and he was twice her age, separa...

    This book was very interesting. It confirmed facts that I came across about the legendary Marvin Gaye in another book I read about his life. I was very disappointed in the adults in Jan's life. They were so consumed with their own pursuits that they neglected her to the point where...

    A beautifully told story of the Marvin Gaye. Being the tortured and tragic soul he was, Ms. Jan Gaye made it pleasing for me to enjoy. Such a beautiful, yet turbulent love affair. Shows an undying, passionate love affair, yet going through the dramas of drug abuse, affairs, violence, a...

    wow-zers! jan?s life with marvin read like a relationship cautionary tale. the majority of the stories within the memoir, scream-> destructive cyclic union! drug addiction, jealousy & sex parties, oh my! i had no clue marvin?s artistry was laced (pun intended) with low-self-...

    Better then I expected Found it a commentary abut her life with Marvin Gaye rather then about Marvin Gaye. Loved it. Played some Marvin Gaye music in the background while reading which took me back to my memories of what was going on in. My life at the time. ...

    This was an audible book and the narrator, not sure if it was Jan Gaye, had a monotone voice that was annoying to listen to. I absolutely love Marvin Gaye's music, but after reading this book as well as David Ritz, Divided Soul, I now know him to be a very flawed, misogynistic, weak ma...

  • Gina
    May 10, 2015

    One of the best bios I've ever read. I have read Rick James' bio and he spoke well about Jan. I have read Marvin's bio and their take, but I haven't really heard her voice much until now. While it's refreshing,as well as candid and honest. Sadly, and to me, I found it sad that she ende...

    Life had never been easy for Jan but growing up listening to Marvin Gaye?s sweet soulful voice on the record player came with daydreams of a promising future. So when the opportunity came to meet the man of her dreams there was no way Jan wasn?t going to seize the opportunity. She ...

    ....I might be the only person to read this autobiography, and come out wondering about Anna Gordy... That's okay. I can live with that. ...

    I've loved Marvin Gaye since childhood and was excited to learn that his second wife, Jan, had FINALLY spilled the beans. Unfortunately, it sort of missed the mark for me. The details about her life with Marvin were interesting, but I didn't find her story nearly as compelling as I ...

    This book intrigued me when I noticed it at the library. I've long been a fan of Marvin Gaye's songs and oh, that voice. I was hoping this memoir would give me more insight into the reasons why Marvin's own father killed him - and it did. I understand it much more clearly now. But a pa...

    I really enjoyed this memoir written by Marvin Gaye's second wife, Jan. As a long time fan of Marvin Gaye's, who grew up listening to (and loving) his music, I never really knew much about his personal life. Well, this was a real eye opener and a deep look at the man and his relationsh...

    I feel that this was a truly tragic ;ove affair between paranoia, drugs, sex, and childhood haunts.. It was a book I could not put down I was so captivated.. I wonder if the tragedy did not occur what would have come of Marvin Gaye?? Who knows.. ...

    I could not put this book down for two days ...

    This is a story of a fan-girl that married her idol. However, this is not a fairy-tale. Far from it. Janis is the daughter of the blues musician Slim Gaillard who her mother also chased and dreamed of marrying. Ever since she was a young girl, Marvin's voice soothed her troubled upbrin...

    There wasn't anything wrong with the book, but there was certainly a lot wrong with the people in it. Some of what I read has tainted my image of Marvin Gaye. I must say I don't actually go around thinking about Marvin Gaye, but I'm familiar with a lot of his music and am a fan of Dist...

    This was a very honest and detailed story about the legendary Marvin Gaye from the perspective of his widow, Jan Gaye. From the very beginning you can see how Jan was a naive teenager who fell in love with a superstar. The story reminded me a lot of Elvis & Me, and how Elvis had a ...

    I purchased this book over a year ago and finally decided to read it and I'm glad that I did. Marvin was a talented guy but it seems he was battling a multitude of demons, depression & paranoia being a couple of them. I truly enjoyed this story, much of it I really didn't expect bu...

    I should have known this was one of those "trash the celebrity 'cause they can't defend themselves" books. This woman says she met Marvin Gaye when she was still in high school, started a torrid affair with him, and eventually married him. If I were not so crazy about Marvin Gaye's mus...

    Allow me to summarize this book: Seventeen year old, Jan was the side chick to Marvin Gaye. They do A LOT of drugs. He divorces his current wife, Berry Gordy's sister. Marvin and Jan stay high, eventually marry. Add sex, more drugs, a few kids and mental/physical abuse. And there you ...

    Not feeling it Story was 'just ok'. I found myself skipping many pages out of boredom and not enough facts. Either a lot was left out or much of the story was untrue. I want my money back. ...

    This was a very interesting and detailed book. Jan gaye was a naive girl in love with a much older man. It was nice to read about marvin gaye's personal life. Glad I read it and I would recommend to others ...

    The book gave you an inside look into the life of a genius. I was uncomfortable with many things that I read. Absent a journal I don't know how anything was remembered with the consistent amount of drugs consumed. Such a sad way to (have) live. ...

    It was very interesting, but such a dysfunctional couple dealing with many scars from their childhoods, abuse & addiction! ...

    I received this book as a first read. It's a fast paced and interesting read. A nice memoir about Jan and Marvin Gaye filled with drugs, infidelity, broken dreams, and dysfunctional families. ...

  • Regina
    Jun 19, 2018

    One of the best bios I've ever read. I have read Rick James' bio and he spoke well about Jan. I have read Marvin's bio and their take, but I haven't really heard her voice much until now. While it's refreshing,as well as candid and honest. Sadly, and to me, I found it sad that she ende...

    Life had never been easy for Jan but growing up listening to Marvin Gaye?s sweet soulful voice on the record player came with daydreams of a promising future. So when the opportunity came to meet the man of her dreams there was no way Jan wasn?t going to seize the opportunity. She ...

    ....I might be the only person to read this autobiography, and come out wondering about Anna Gordy... That's okay. I can live with that. ...

    I've loved Marvin Gaye since childhood and was excited to learn that his second wife, Jan, had FINALLY spilled the beans. Unfortunately, it sort of missed the mark for me. The details about her life with Marvin were interesting, but I didn't find her story nearly as compelling as I ...

    This book intrigued me when I noticed it at the library. I've long been a fan of Marvin Gaye's songs and oh, that voice. I was hoping this memoir would give me more insight into the reasons why Marvin's own father killed him - and it did. I understand it much more clearly now. But a pa...

    I really enjoyed this memoir written by Marvin Gaye's second wife, Jan. As a long time fan of Marvin Gaye's, who grew up listening to (and loving) his music, I never really knew much about his personal life. Well, this was a real eye opener and a deep look at the man and his relationsh...

    I feel that this was a truly tragic ;ove affair between paranoia, drugs, sex, and childhood haunts.. It was a book I could not put down I was so captivated.. I wonder if the tragedy did not occur what would have come of Marvin Gaye?? Who knows.. ...

    I could not put this book down for two days ...

    This is a story of a fan-girl that married her idol. However, this is not a fairy-tale. Far from it. Janis is the daughter of the blues musician Slim Gaillard who her mother also chased and dreamed of marrying. Ever since she was a young girl, Marvin's voice soothed her troubled upbrin...

    There wasn't anything wrong with the book, but there was certainly a lot wrong with the people in it. Some of what I read has tainted my image of Marvin Gaye. I must say I don't actually go around thinking about Marvin Gaye, but I'm familiar with a lot of his music and am a fan of Dist...

    This was a very honest and detailed story about the legendary Marvin Gaye from the perspective of his widow, Jan Gaye. From the very beginning you can see how Jan was a naive teenager who fell in love with a superstar. The story reminded me a lot of Elvis & Me, and how Elvis had a ...

    I purchased this book over a year ago and finally decided to read it and I'm glad that I did. Marvin was a talented guy but it seems he was battling a multitude of demons, depression & paranoia being a couple of them. I truly enjoyed this story, much of it I really didn't expect bu...

    I should have known this was one of those "trash the celebrity 'cause they can't defend themselves" books. This woman says she met Marvin Gaye when she was still in high school, started a torrid affair with him, and eventually married him. If I were not so crazy about Marvin Gaye's mus...

    Allow me to summarize this book: Seventeen year old, Jan was the side chick to Marvin Gaye. They do A LOT of drugs. He divorces his current wife, Berry Gordy's sister. Marvin and Jan stay high, eventually marry. Add sex, more drugs, a few kids and mental/physical abuse. And there you ...

    Not feeling it Story was 'just ok'. I found myself skipping many pages out of boredom and not enough facts. Either a lot was left out or much of the story was untrue. I want my money back. ...

    This was a very interesting and detailed book. Jan gaye was a naive girl in love with a much older man. It was nice to read about marvin gaye's personal life. Glad I read it and I would recommend to others ...

    The book gave you an inside look into the life of a genius. I was uncomfortable with many things that I read. Absent a journal I don't know how anything was remembered with the consistent amount of drugs consumed. Such a sad way to (have) live. ...

    It was very interesting, but such a dysfunctional couple dealing with many scars from their childhoods, abuse & addiction! ...

    I received this book as a first read. It's a fast paced and interesting read. A nice memoir about Jan and Marvin Gaye filled with drugs, infidelity, broken dreams, and dysfunctional families. ...

    This book was very intense. It started off in Jan's childhood where she watched Marvin on television and declared she will marry him one day, forwarding to their meeting and the start of their relationship when she was a seventeen year old high schooler and he was twice her age, separa...

    This book was very interesting. It confirmed facts that I came across about the legendary Marvin Gaye in another book I read about his life. I was very disappointed in the adults in Jan's life. They were so consumed with their own pursuits that they neglected her to the point where...

    A beautifully told story of the Marvin Gaye. Being the tortured and tragic soul he was, Ms. Jan Gaye made it pleasing for me to enjoy. Such a beautiful, yet turbulent love affair. Shows an undying, passionate love affair, yet going through the dramas of drug abuse, affairs, violence, a...

    wow-zers! jan?s life with marvin read like a relationship cautionary tale. the majority of the stories within the memoir, scream-> destructive cyclic union! drug addiction, jealousy & sex parties, oh my! i had no clue marvin?s artistry was laced (pun intended) with low-self-...

    Better then I expected Found it a commentary abut her life with Marvin Gaye rather then about Marvin Gaye. Loved it. Played some Marvin Gaye music in the background while reading which took me back to my memories of what was going on in. My life at the time. ...

    This was an audible book and the narrator, not sure if it was Jan Gaye, had a monotone voice that was annoying to listen to. I absolutely love Marvin Gaye's music, but after reading this book as well as David Ritz, Divided Soul, I now know him to be a very flawed, misogynistic, weak ma...

    I read about this book in O magazine. And it is definitely an interesting book. Jan Gaye wanted nothing more in her life than to marry Marvin. And she got her wish. With all the ups and downs that came with it. She paints Marvin as a hero but one with clay feet. ...

    I thought this was unreadably poorly written. I also had a hard time with the age difference. But mostly I thought it was boring and predictable. ...

    After the Dance: My Life with Marvin Gaye by Jan Gaye http://www.harpercollins.com/97800621... Synopsis: Jan Gaye chronicles her marriage with legend soul singer Marvin Gaye. She travels through her memories of passionate love, albeit unconventional. The twists and turns from sex...

    I first came across this book in an effort to study Marvin Gaye. I had gotten a record player for my birthday, and went to a record shop and purchased three of his albums; Let's Get It On, I Want You, and Midnight Love. On one song he's pleading for a woman to stay, he whispers to her ...

    I picked this page turner up at my local library after listening to it on audible and so glad I did. If you?re a Marvin Gaye fan, read this one. ...

  • Nada
    Aug 19, 2016

    One of the best bios I've ever read. I have read Rick James' bio and he spoke well about Jan. I have read Marvin's bio and their take, but I haven't really heard her voice much until now. While it's refreshing,as well as candid and honest. Sadly, and to me, I found it sad that she ende...

    Life had never been easy for Jan but growing up listening to Marvin Gaye?s sweet soulful voice on the record player came with daydreams of a promising future. So when the opportunity came to meet the man of her dreams there was no way Jan wasn?t going to seize the opportunity. She ...

    ....I might be the only person to read this autobiography, and come out wondering about Anna Gordy... That's okay. I can live with that. ...

    I've loved Marvin Gaye since childhood and was excited to learn that his second wife, Jan, had FINALLY spilled the beans. Unfortunately, it sort of missed the mark for me. The details about her life with Marvin were interesting, but I didn't find her story nearly as compelling as I ...

    This book intrigued me when I noticed it at the library. I've long been a fan of Marvin Gaye's songs and oh, that voice. I was hoping this memoir would give me more insight into the reasons why Marvin's own father killed him - and it did. I understand it much more clearly now. But a pa...

    I really enjoyed this memoir written by Marvin Gaye's second wife, Jan. As a long time fan of Marvin Gaye's, who grew up listening to (and loving) his music, I never really knew much about his personal life. Well, this was a real eye opener and a deep look at the man and his relationsh...

    I feel that this was a truly tragic ;ove affair between paranoia, drugs, sex, and childhood haunts.. It was a book I could not put down I was so captivated.. I wonder if the tragedy did not occur what would have come of Marvin Gaye?? Who knows.. ...

    I could not put this book down for two days ...

    This is a story of a fan-girl that married her idol. However, this is not a fairy-tale. Far from it. Janis is the daughter of the blues musician Slim Gaillard who her mother also chased and dreamed of marrying. Ever since she was a young girl, Marvin's voice soothed her troubled upbrin...

  • Maya B
    May 13, 2015

    One of the best bios I've ever read. I have read Rick James' bio and he spoke well about Jan. I have read Marvin's bio and their take, but I haven't really heard her voice much until now. While it's refreshing,as well as candid and honest. Sadly, and to me, I found it sad that she ende...

    Life had never been easy for Jan but growing up listening to Marvin Gaye?s sweet soulful voice on the record player came with daydreams of a promising future. So when the opportunity came to meet the man of her dreams there was no way Jan wasn?t going to seize the opportunity. She ...

    ....I might be the only person to read this autobiography, and come out wondering about Anna Gordy... That's okay. I can live with that. ...

    I've loved Marvin Gaye since childhood and was excited to learn that his second wife, Jan, had FINALLY spilled the beans. Unfortunately, it sort of missed the mark for me. The details about her life with Marvin were interesting, but I didn't find her story nearly as compelling as I ...

    This book intrigued me when I noticed it at the library. I've long been a fan of Marvin Gaye's songs and oh, that voice. I was hoping this memoir would give me more insight into the reasons why Marvin's own father killed him - and it did. I understand it much more clearly now. But a pa...

    I really enjoyed this memoir written by Marvin Gaye's second wife, Jan. As a long time fan of Marvin Gaye's, who grew up listening to (and loving) his music, I never really knew much about his personal life. Well, this was a real eye opener and a deep look at the man and his relationsh...

    I feel that this was a truly tragic ;ove affair between paranoia, drugs, sex, and childhood haunts.. It was a book I could not put down I was so captivated.. I wonder if the tragedy did not occur what would have come of Marvin Gaye?? Who knows.. ...

    I could not put this book down for two days ...

    This is a story of a fan-girl that married her idol. However, this is not a fairy-tale. Far from it. Janis is the daughter of the blues musician Slim Gaillard who her mother also chased and dreamed of marrying. Ever since she was a young girl, Marvin's voice soothed her troubled upbrin...

    There wasn't anything wrong with the book, but there was certainly a lot wrong with the people in it. Some of what I read has tainted my image of Marvin Gaye. I must say I don't actually go around thinking about Marvin Gaye, but I'm familiar with a lot of his music and am a fan of Dist...

    This was a very honest and detailed story about the legendary Marvin Gaye from the perspective of his widow, Jan Gaye. From the very beginning you can see how Jan was a naive teenager who fell in love with a superstar. The story reminded me a lot of Elvis & Me, and how Elvis had a ...

    I purchased this book over a year ago and finally decided to read it and I'm glad that I did. Marvin was a talented guy but it seems he was battling a multitude of demons, depression & paranoia being a couple of them. I truly enjoyed this story, much of it I really didn't expect bu...

    I should have known this was one of those "trash the celebrity 'cause they can't defend themselves" books. This woman says she met Marvin Gaye when she was still in high school, started a torrid affair with him, and eventually married him. If I were not so crazy about Marvin Gaye's mus...

    Allow me to summarize this book: Seventeen year old, Jan was the side chick to Marvin Gaye. They do A LOT of drugs. He divorces his current wife, Berry Gordy's sister. Marvin and Jan stay high, eventually marry. Add sex, more drugs, a few kids and mental/physical abuse. And there you ...

    Not feeling it Story was 'just ok'. I found myself skipping many pages out of boredom and not enough facts. Either a lot was left out or much of the story was untrue. I want my money back. ...

    This was a very interesting and detailed book. Jan gaye was a naive girl in love with a much older man. It was nice to read about marvin gaye's personal life. Glad I read it and I would recommend to others ...

  • Shanelle
    Jul 28, 2015

    One of the best bios I've ever read. I have read Rick James' bio and he spoke well about Jan. I have read Marvin's bio and their take, but I haven't really heard her voice much until now. While it's refreshing,as well as candid and honest. Sadly, and to me, I found it sad that she ende...

    Life had never been easy for Jan but growing up listening to Marvin Gaye?s sweet soulful voice on the record player came with daydreams of a promising future. So when the opportunity came to meet the man of her dreams there was no way Jan wasn?t going to seize the opportunity. She ...

    ....I might be the only person to read this autobiography, and come out wondering about Anna Gordy... That's okay. I can live with that. ...

    I've loved Marvin Gaye since childhood and was excited to learn that his second wife, Jan, had FINALLY spilled the beans. Unfortunately, it sort of missed the mark for me. The details about her life with Marvin were interesting, but I didn't find her story nearly as compelling as I ...

    This book intrigued me when I noticed it at the library. I've long been a fan of Marvin Gaye's songs and oh, that voice. I was hoping this memoir would give me more insight into the reasons why Marvin's own father killed him - and it did. I understand it much more clearly now. But a pa...

    I really enjoyed this memoir written by Marvin Gaye's second wife, Jan. As a long time fan of Marvin Gaye's, who grew up listening to (and loving) his music, I never really knew much about his personal life. Well, this was a real eye opener and a deep look at the man and his relationsh...

    I feel that this was a truly tragic ;ove affair between paranoia, drugs, sex, and childhood haunts.. It was a book I could not put down I was so captivated.. I wonder if the tragedy did not occur what would have come of Marvin Gaye?? Who knows.. ...

  • Shayne
    Mar 04, 2018

    One of the best bios I've ever read. I have read Rick James' bio and he spoke well about Jan. I have read Marvin's bio and their take, but I haven't really heard her voice much until now. While it's refreshing,as well as candid and honest. Sadly, and to me, I found it sad that she ende...

    Life had never been easy for Jan but growing up listening to Marvin Gaye?s sweet soulful voice on the record player came with daydreams of a promising future. So when the opportunity came to meet the man of her dreams there was no way Jan wasn?t going to seize the opportunity. She ...

    ....I might be the only person to read this autobiography, and come out wondering about Anna Gordy... That's okay. I can live with that. ...

    I've loved Marvin Gaye since childhood and was excited to learn that his second wife, Jan, had FINALLY spilled the beans. Unfortunately, it sort of missed the mark for me. The details about her life with Marvin were interesting, but I didn't find her story nearly as compelling as I ...

    This book intrigued me when I noticed it at the library. I've long been a fan of Marvin Gaye's songs and oh, that voice. I was hoping this memoir would give me more insight into the reasons why Marvin's own father killed him - and it did. I understand it much more clearly now. But a pa...

    I really enjoyed this memoir written by Marvin Gaye's second wife, Jan. As a long time fan of Marvin Gaye's, who grew up listening to (and loving) his music, I never really knew much about his personal life. Well, this was a real eye opener and a deep look at the man and his relationsh...

    I feel that this was a truly tragic ;ove affair between paranoia, drugs, sex, and childhood haunts.. It was a book I could not put down I was so captivated.. I wonder if the tragedy did not occur what would have come of Marvin Gaye?? Who knows.. ...

    I could not put this book down for two days ...

    This is a story of a fan-girl that married her idol. However, this is not a fairy-tale. Far from it. Janis is the daughter of the blues musician Slim Gaillard who her mother also chased and dreamed of marrying. Ever since she was a young girl, Marvin's voice soothed her troubled upbrin...

    There wasn't anything wrong with the book, but there was certainly a lot wrong with the people in it. Some of what I read has tainted my image of Marvin Gaye. I must say I don't actually go around thinking about Marvin Gaye, but I'm familiar with a lot of his music and am a fan of Dist...

    This was a very honest and detailed story about the legendary Marvin Gaye from the perspective of his widow, Jan Gaye. From the very beginning you can see how Jan was a naive teenager who fell in love with a superstar. The story reminded me a lot of Elvis & Me, and how Elvis had a ...

    I purchased this book over a year ago and finally decided to read it and I'm glad that I did. Marvin was a talented guy but it seems he was battling a multitude of demons, depression & paranoia being a couple of them. I truly enjoyed this story, much of it I really didn't expect bu...

  • Cheryl
    Jul 15, 2015

    One of the best bios I've ever read. I have read Rick James' bio and he spoke well about Jan. I have read Marvin's bio and their take, but I haven't really heard her voice much until now. While it's refreshing,as well as candid and honest. Sadly, and to me, I found it sad that she ende...

    Life had never been easy for Jan but growing up listening to Marvin Gaye?s sweet soulful voice on the record player came with daydreams of a promising future. So when the opportunity came to meet the man of her dreams there was no way Jan wasn?t going to seize the opportunity. She ...

    ....I might be the only person to read this autobiography, and come out wondering about Anna Gordy... That's okay. I can live with that. ...

    I've loved Marvin Gaye since childhood and was excited to learn that his second wife, Jan, had FINALLY spilled the beans. Unfortunately, it sort of missed the mark for me. The details about her life with Marvin were interesting, but I didn't find her story nearly as compelling as I ...

    This book intrigued me when I noticed it at the library. I've long been a fan of Marvin Gaye's songs and oh, that voice. I was hoping this memoir would give me more insight into the reasons why Marvin's own father killed him - and it did. I understand it much more clearly now. But a pa...

    I really enjoyed this memoir written by Marvin Gaye's second wife, Jan. As a long time fan of Marvin Gaye's, who grew up listening to (and loving) his music, I never really knew much about his personal life. Well, this was a real eye opener and a deep look at the man and his relationsh...

    I feel that this was a truly tragic ;ove affair between paranoia, drugs, sex, and childhood haunts.. It was a book I could not put down I was so captivated.. I wonder if the tragedy did not occur what would have come of Marvin Gaye?? Who knows.. ...

    I could not put this book down for two days ...

  • Nattie
    Mar 16, 2018

    One of the best bios I've ever read. I have read Rick James' bio and he spoke well about Jan. I have read Marvin's bio and their take, but I haven't really heard her voice much until now. While it's refreshing,as well as candid and honest. Sadly, and to me, I found it sad that she ende...

    Life had never been easy for Jan but growing up listening to Marvin Gaye?s sweet soulful voice on the record player came with daydreams of a promising future. So when the opportunity came to meet the man of her dreams there was no way Jan wasn?t going to seize the opportunity. She ...

    ....I might be the only person to read this autobiography, and come out wondering about Anna Gordy... That's okay. I can live with that. ...

    I've loved Marvin Gaye since childhood and was excited to learn that his second wife, Jan, had FINALLY spilled the beans. Unfortunately, it sort of missed the mark for me. The details about her life with Marvin were interesting, but I didn't find her story nearly as compelling as I ...

    This book intrigued me when I noticed it at the library. I've long been a fan of Marvin Gaye's songs and oh, that voice. I was hoping this memoir would give me more insight into the reasons why Marvin's own father killed him - and it did. I understand it much more clearly now. But a pa...

    I really enjoyed this memoir written by Marvin Gaye's second wife, Jan. As a long time fan of Marvin Gaye's, who grew up listening to (and loving) his music, I never really knew much about his personal life. Well, this was a real eye opener and a deep look at the man and his relationsh...

    I feel that this was a truly tragic ;ove affair between paranoia, drugs, sex, and childhood haunts.. It was a book I could not put down I was so captivated.. I wonder if the tragedy did not occur what would have come of Marvin Gaye?? Who knows.. ...

    I could not put this book down for two days ...

    This is a story of a fan-girl that married her idol. However, this is not a fairy-tale. Far from it. Janis is the daughter of the blues musician Slim Gaillard who her mother also chased and dreamed of marrying. Ever since she was a young girl, Marvin's voice soothed her troubled upbrin...

    There wasn't anything wrong with the book, but there was certainly a lot wrong with the people in it. Some of what I read has tainted my image of Marvin Gaye. I must say I don't actually go around thinking about Marvin Gaye, but I'm familiar with a lot of his music and am a fan of Dist...

  • Angelique
    Feb 14, 2018

    One of the best bios I've ever read. I have read Rick James' bio and he spoke well about Jan. I have read Marvin's bio and their take, but I haven't really heard her voice much until now. While it's refreshing,as well as candid and honest. Sadly, and to me, I found it sad that she ende...

    Life had never been easy for Jan but growing up listening to Marvin Gaye?s sweet soulful voice on the record player came with daydreams of a promising future. So when the opportunity came to meet the man of her dreams there was no way Jan wasn?t going to seize the opportunity. She ...

    ....I might be the only person to read this autobiography, and come out wondering about Anna Gordy... That's okay. I can live with that. ...

    I've loved Marvin Gaye since childhood and was excited to learn that his second wife, Jan, had FINALLY spilled the beans. Unfortunately, it sort of missed the mark for me. The details about her life with Marvin were interesting, but I didn't find her story nearly as compelling as I ...

    This book intrigued me when I noticed it at the library. I've long been a fan of Marvin Gaye's songs and oh, that voice. I was hoping this memoir would give me more insight into the reasons why Marvin's own father killed him - and it did. I understand it much more clearly now. But a pa...

    I really enjoyed this memoir written by Marvin Gaye's second wife, Jan. As a long time fan of Marvin Gaye's, who grew up listening to (and loving) his music, I never really knew much about his personal life. Well, this was a real eye opener and a deep look at the man and his relationsh...

    I feel that this was a truly tragic ;ove affair between paranoia, drugs, sex, and childhood haunts.. It was a book I could not put down I was so captivated.. I wonder if the tragedy did not occur what would have come of Marvin Gaye?? Who knows.. ...

    I could not put this book down for two days ...

    This is a story of a fan-girl that married her idol. However, this is not a fairy-tale. Far from it. Janis is the daughter of the blues musician Slim Gaillard who her mother also chased and dreamed of marrying. Ever since she was a young girl, Marvin's voice soothed her troubled upbrin...

    There wasn't anything wrong with the book, but there was certainly a lot wrong with the people in it. Some of what I read has tainted my image of Marvin Gaye. I must say I don't actually go around thinking about Marvin Gaye, but I'm familiar with a lot of his music and am a fan of Dist...

    This was a very honest and detailed story about the legendary Marvin Gaye from the perspective of his widow, Jan Gaye. From the very beginning you can see how Jan was a naive teenager who fell in love with a superstar. The story reminded me a lot of Elvis & Me, and how Elvis had a ...

    I purchased this book over a year ago and finally decided to read it and I'm glad that I did. Marvin was a talented guy but it seems he was battling a multitude of demons, depression & paranoia being a couple of them. I truly enjoyed this story, much of it I really didn't expect bu...

    I should have known this was one of those "trash the celebrity 'cause they can't defend themselves" books. This woman says she met Marvin Gaye when she was still in high school, started a torrid affair with him, and eventually married him. If I were not so crazy about Marvin Gaye's mus...

    Allow me to summarize this book: Seventeen year old, Jan was the side chick to Marvin Gaye. They do A LOT of drugs. He divorces his current wife, Berry Gordy's sister. Marvin and Jan stay high, eventually marry. Add sex, more drugs, a few kids and mental/physical abuse. And there you ...

    Not feeling it Story was 'just ok'. I found myself skipping many pages out of boredom and not enough facts. Either a lot was left out or much of the story was untrue. I want my money back. ...

    This was a very interesting and detailed book. Jan gaye was a naive girl in love with a much older man. It was nice to read about marvin gaye's personal life. Glad I read it and I would recommend to others ...

    The book gave you an inside look into the life of a genius. I was uncomfortable with many things that I read. Absent a journal I don't know how anything was remembered with the consistent amount of drugs consumed. Such a sad way to (have) live. ...

    It was very interesting, but such a dysfunctional couple dealing with many scars from their childhoods, abuse & addiction! ...

    I received this book as a first read. It's a fast paced and interesting read. A nice memoir about Jan and Marvin Gaye filled with drugs, infidelity, broken dreams, and dysfunctional families. ...

    This book was very intense. It started off in Jan's childhood where she watched Marvin on television and declared she will marry him one day, forwarding to their meeting and the start of their relationship when she was a seventeen year old high schooler and he was twice her age, separa...

    This book was very interesting. It confirmed facts that I came across about the legendary Marvin Gaye in another book I read about his life. I was very disappointed in the adults in Jan's life. They were so consumed with their own pursuits that they neglected her to the point where...

  • Selena Haskins
    Dec 08, 2015

    One of the best bios I've ever read. I have read Rick James' bio and he spoke well about Jan. I have read Marvin's bio and their take, but I haven't really heard her voice much until now. While it's refreshing,as well as candid and honest. Sadly, and to me, I found it sad that she ende...

    Life had never been easy for Jan but growing up listening to Marvin Gaye?s sweet soulful voice on the record player came with daydreams of a promising future. So when the opportunity came to meet the man of her dreams there was no way Jan wasn?t going to seize the opportunity. She ...

    ....I might be the only person to read this autobiography, and come out wondering about Anna Gordy... That's okay. I can live with that. ...

    I've loved Marvin Gaye since childhood and was excited to learn that his second wife, Jan, had FINALLY spilled the beans. Unfortunately, it sort of missed the mark for me. The details about her life with Marvin were interesting, but I didn't find her story nearly as compelling as I ...

    This book intrigued me when I noticed it at the library. I've long been a fan of Marvin Gaye's songs and oh, that voice. I was hoping this memoir would give me more insight into the reasons why Marvin's own father killed him - and it did. I understand it much more clearly now. But a pa...

    I really enjoyed this memoir written by Marvin Gaye's second wife, Jan. As a long time fan of Marvin Gaye's, who grew up listening to (and loving) his music, I never really knew much about his personal life. Well, this was a real eye opener and a deep look at the man and his relationsh...

    I feel that this was a truly tragic ;ove affair between paranoia, drugs, sex, and childhood haunts.. It was a book I could not put down I was so captivated.. I wonder if the tragedy did not occur what would have come of Marvin Gaye?? Who knows.. ...

    I could not put this book down for two days ...

    This is a story of a fan-girl that married her idol. However, this is not a fairy-tale. Far from it. Janis is the daughter of the blues musician Slim Gaillard who her mother also chased and dreamed of marrying. Ever since she was a young girl, Marvin's voice soothed her troubled upbrin...

    There wasn't anything wrong with the book, but there was certainly a lot wrong with the people in it. Some of what I read has tainted my image of Marvin Gaye. I must say I don't actually go around thinking about Marvin Gaye, but I'm familiar with a lot of his music and am a fan of Dist...

    This was a very honest and detailed story about the legendary Marvin Gaye from the perspective of his widow, Jan Gaye. From the very beginning you can see how Jan was a naive teenager who fell in love with a superstar. The story reminded me a lot of Elvis & Me, and how Elvis had a ...

  • Janet
    Jul 04, 2015

    One of the best bios I've ever read. I have read Rick James' bio and he spoke well about Jan. I have read Marvin's bio and their take, but I haven't really heard her voice much until now. While it's refreshing,as well as candid and honest. Sadly, and to me, I found it sad that she ende...

    Life had never been easy for Jan but growing up listening to Marvin Gaye?s sweet soulful voice on the record player came with daydreams of a promising future. So when the opportunity came to meet the man of her dreams there was no way Jan wasn?t going to seize the opportunity. She ...

    ....I might be the only person to read this autobiography, and come out wondering about Anna Gordy... That's okay. I can live with that. ...

    I've loved Marvin Gaye since childhood and was excited to learn that his second wife, Jan, had FINALLY spilled the beans. Unfortunately, it sort of missed the mark for me. The details about her life with Marvin were interesting, but I didn't find her story nearly as compelling as I ...

    This book intrigued me when I noticed it at the library. I've long been a fan of Marvin Gaye's songs and oh, that voice. I was hoping this memoir would give me more insight into the reasons why Marvin's own father killed him - and it did. I understand it much more clearly now. But a pa...

    I really enjoyed this memoir written by Marvin Gaye's second wife, Jan. As a long time fan of Marvin Gaye's, who grew up listening to (and loving) his music, I never really knew much about his personal life. Well, this was a real eye opener and a deep look at the man and his relationsh...

    I feel that this was a truly tragic ;ove affair between paranoia, drugs, sex, and childhood haunts.. It was a book I could not put down I was so captivated.. I wonder if the tragedy did not occur what would have come of Marvin Gaye?? Who knows.. ...

    I could not put this book down for two days ...

    This is a story of a fan-girl that married her idol. However, this is not a fairy-tale. Far from it. Janis is the daughter of the blues musician Slim Gaillard who her mother also chased and dreamed of marrying. Ever since she was a young girl, Marvin's voice soothed her troubled upbrin...

    There wasn't anything wrong with the book, but there was certainly a lot wrong with the people in it. Some of what I read has tainted my image of Marvin Gaye. I must say I don't actually go around thinking about Marvin Gaye, but I'm familiar with a lot of his music and am a fan of Dist...

    This was a very honest and detailed story about the legendary Marvin Gaye from the perspective of his widow, Jan Gaye. From the very beginning you can see how Jan was a naive teenager who fell in love with a superstar. The story reminded me a lot of Elvis & Me, and how Elvis had a ...

    I purchased this book over a year ago and finally decided to read it and I'm glad that I did. Marvin was a talented guy but it seems he was battling a multitude of demons, depression & paranoia being a couple of them. I truly enjoyed this story, much of it I really didn't expect bu...

    I should have known this was one of those "trash the celebrity 'cause they can't defend themselves" books. This woman says she met Marvin Gaye when she was still in high school, started a torrid affair with him, and eventually married him. If I were not so crazy about Marvin Gaye's mus...

    Allow me to summarize this book: Seventeen year old, Jan was the side chick to Marvin Gaye. They do A LOT of drugs. He divorces his current wife, Berry Gordy's sister. Marvin and Jan stay high, eventually marry. Add sex, more drugs, a few kids and mental/physical abuse. And there you ...

    Not feeling it Story was 'just ok'. I found myself skipping many pages out of boredom and not enough facts. Either a lot was left out or much of the story was untrue. I want my money back. ...

    This was a very interesting and detailed book. Jan gaye was a naive girl in love with a much older man. It was nice to read about marvin gaye's personal life. Glad I read it and I would recommend to others ...

    The book gave you an inside look into the life of a genius. I was uncomfortable with many things that I read. Absent a journal I don't know how anything was remembered with the consistent amount of drugs consumed. Such a sad way to (have) live. ...

  • Portia Lang
    Nov 06, 2015

    One of the best bios I've ever read. I have read Rick James' bio and he spoke well about Jan. I have read Marvin's bio and their take, but I haven't really heard her voice much until now. While it's refreshing,as well as candid and honest. Sadly, and to me, I found it sad that she ende...

    Life had never been easy for Jan but growing up listening to Marvin Gaye?s sweet soulful voice on the record player came with daydreams of a promising future. So when the opportunity came to meet the man of her dreams there was no way Jan wasn?t going to seize the opportunity. She ...

    ....I might be the only person to read this autobiography, and come out wondering about Anna Gordy... That's okay. I can live with that. ...

    I've loved Marvin Gaye since childhood and was excited to learn that his second wife, Jan, had FINALLY spilled the beans. Unfortunately, it sort of missed the mark for me. The details about her life with Marvin were interesting, but I didn't find her story nearly as compelling as I ...

    This book intrigued me when I noticed it at the library. I've long been a fan of Marvin Gaye's songs and oh, that voice. I was hoping this memoir would give me more insight into the reasons why Marvin's own father killed him - and it did. I understand it much more clearly now. But a pa...

    I really enjoyed this memoir written by Marvin Gaye's second wife, Jan. As a long time fan of Marvin Gaye's, who grew up listening to (and loving) his music, I never really knew much about his personal life. Well, this was a real eye opener and a deep look at the man and his relationsh...

    I feel that this was a truly tragic ;ove affair between paranoia, drugs, sex, and childhood haunts.. It was a book I could not put down I was so captivated.. I wonder if the tragedy did not occur what would have come of Marvin Gaye?? Who knows.. ...

    I could not put this book down for two days ...

    This is a story of a fan-girl that married her idol. However, this is not a fairy-tale. Far from it. Janis is the daughter of the blues musician Slim Gaillard who her mother also chased and dreamed of marrying. Ever since she was a young girl, Marvin's voice soothed her troubled upbrin...

    There wasn't anything wrong with the book, but there was certainly a lot wrong with the people in it. Some of what I read has tainted my image of Marvin Gaye. I must say I don't actually go around thinking about Marvin Gaye, but I'm familiar with a lot of his music and am a fan of Dist...

    This was a very honest and detailed story about the legendary Marvin Gaye from the perspective of his widow, Jan Gaye. From the very beginning you can see how Jan was a naive teenager who fell in love with a superstar. The story reminded me a lot of Elvis & Me, and how Elvis had a ...

    I purchased this book over a year ago and finally decided to read it and I'm glad that I did. Marvin was a talented guy but it seems he was battling a multitude of demons, depression & paranoia being a couple of them. I truly enjoyed this story, much of it I really didn't expect bu...

    I should have known this was one of those "trash the celebrity 'cause they can't defend themselves" books. This woman says she met Marvin Gaye when she was still in high school, started a torrid affair with him, and eventually married him. If I were not so crazy about Marvin Gaye's mus...

    Allow me to summarize this book: Seventeen year old, Jan was the side chick to Marvin Gaye. They do A LOT of drugs. He divorces his current wife, Berry Gordy's sister. Marvin and Jan stay high, eventually marry. Add sex, more drugs, a few kids and mental/physical abuse. And there you ...

    Not feeling it Story was 'just ok'. I found myself skipping many pages out of boredom and not enough facts. Either a lot was left out or much of the story was untrue. I want my money back. ...

    This was a very interesting and detailed book. Jan gaye was a naive girl in love with a much older man. It was nice to read about marvin gaye's personal life. Glad I read it and I would recommend to others ...

    The book gave you an inside look into the life of a genius. I was uncomfortable with many things that I read. Absent a journal I don't know how anything was remembered with the consistent amount of drugs consumed. Such a sad way to (have) live. ...

    It was very interesting, but such a dysfunctional couple dealing with many scars from their childhoods, abuse & addiction! ...

  • Natasha Gill
    Feb 10, 2019

    One of the best bios I've ever read. I have read Rick James' bio and he spoke well about Jan. I have read Marvin's bio and their take, but I haven't really heard her voice much until now. While it's refreshing,as well as candid and honest. Sadly, and to me, I found it sad that she ende...

    Life had never been easy for Jan but growing up listening to Marvin Gaye?s sweet soulful voice on the record player came with daydreams of a promising future. So when the opportunity came to meet the man of her dreams there was no way Jan wasn?t going to seize the opportunity. She ...

    ....I might be the only person to read this autobiography, and come out wondering about Anna Gordy... That's okay. I can live with that. ...

    I've loved Marvin Gaye since childhood and was excited to learn that his second wife, Jan, had FINALLY spilled the beans. Unfortunately, it sort of missed the mark for me. The details about her life with Marvin were interesting, but I didn't find her story nearly as compelling as I ...

    This book intrigued me when I noticed it at the library. I've long been a fan of Marvin Gaye's songs and oh, that voice. I was hoping this memoir would give me more insight into the reasons why Marvin's own father killed him - and it did. I understand it much more clearly now. But a pa...

    I really enjoyed this memoir written by Marvin Gaye's second wife, Jan. As a long time fan of Marvin Gaye's, who grew up listening to (and loving) his music, I never really knew much about his personal life. Well, this was a real eye opener and a deep look at the man and his relationsh...

    I feel that this was a truly tragic ;ove affair between paranoia, drugs, sex, and childhood haunts.. It was a book I could not put down I was so captivated.. I wonder if the tragedy did not occur what would have come of Marvin Gaye?? Who knows.. ...

    I could not put this book down for two days ...

    This is a story of a fan-girl that married her idol. However, this is not a fairy-tale. Far from it. Janis is the daughter of the blues musician Slim Gaillard who her mother also chased and dreamed of marrying. Ever since she was a young girl, Marvin's voice soothed her troubled upbrin...

    There wasn't anything wrong with the book, but there was certainly a lot wrong with the people in it. Some of what I read has tainted my image of Marvin Gaye. I must say I don't actually go around thinking about Marvin Gaye, but I'm familiar with a lot of his music and am a fan of Dist...

    This was a very honest and detailed story about the legendary Marvin Gaye from the perspective of his widow, Jan Gaye. From the very beginning you can see how Jan was a naive teenager who fell in love with a superstar. The story reminded me a lot of Elvis & Me, and how Elvis had a ...

    I purchased this book over a year ago and finally decided to read it and I'm glad that I did. Marvin was a talented guy but it seems he was battling a multitude of demons, depression & paranoia being a couple of them. I truly enjoyed this story, much of it I really didn't expect bu...

    I should have known this was one of those "trash the celebrity 'cause they can't defend themselves" books. This woman says she met Marvin Gaye when she was still in high school, started a torrid affair with him, and eventually married him. If I were not so crazy about Marvin Gaye's mus...

    Allow me to summarize this book: Seventeen year old, Jan was the side chick to Marvin Gaye. They do A LOT of drugs. He divorces his current wife, Berry Gordy's sister. Marvin and Jan stay high, eventually marry. Add sex, more drugs, a few kids and mental/physical abuse. And there you ...

    Not feeling it Story was 'just ok'. I found myself skipping many pages out of boredom and not enough facts. Either a lot was left out or much of the story was untrue. I want my money back. ...

    This was a very interesting and detailed book. Jan gaye was a naive girl in love with a much older man. It was nice to read about marvin gaye's personal life. Glad I read it and I would recommend to others ...

    The book gave you an inside look into the life of a genius. I was uncomfortable with many things that I read. Absent a journal I don't know how anything was remembered with the consistent amount of drugs consumed. Such a sad way to (have) live. ...

    It was very interesting, but such a dysfunctional couple dealing with many scars from their childhoods, abuse & addiction! ...

    I received this book as a first read. It's a fast paced and interesting read. A nice memoir about Jan and Marvin Gaye filled with drugs, infidelity, broken dreams, and dysfunctional families. ...

    This book was very intense. It started off in Jan's childhood where she watched Marvin on television and declared she will marry him one day, forwarding to their meeting and the start of their relationship when she was a seventeen year old high schooler and he was twice her age, separa...

  • Pat
    Oct 06, 2015

    One of the best bios I've ever read. I have read Rick James' bio and he spoke well about Jan. I have read Marvin's bio and their take, but I haven't really heard her voice much until now. While it's refreshing,as well as candid and honest. Sadly, and to me, I found it sad that she ende...

    Life had never been easy for Jan but growing up listening to Marvin Gaye?s sweet soulful voice on the record player came with daydreams of a promising future. So when the opportunity came to meet the man of her dreams there was no way Jan wasn?t going to seize the opportunity. She ...

    ....I might be the only person to read this autobiography, and come out wondering about Anna Gordy... That's okay. I can live with that. ...

    I've loved Marvin Gaye since childhood and was excited to learn that his second wife, Jan, had FINALLY spilled the beans. Unfortunately, it sort of missed the mark for me. The details about her life with Marvin were interesting, but I didn't find her story nearly as compelling as I ...

    This book intrigued me when I noticed it at the library. I've long been a fan of Marvin Gaye's songs and oh, that voice. I was hoping this memoir would give me more insight into the reasons why Marvin's own father killed him - and it did. I understand it much more clearly now. But a pa...

  • Amanda
    May 28, 2015

    One of the best bios I've ever read. I have read Rick James' bio and he spoke well about Jan. I have read Marvin's bio and their take, but I haven't really heard her voice much until now. While it's refreshing,as well as candid and honest. Sadly, and to me, I found it sad that she ende...

    Life had never been easy for Jan but growing up listening to Marvin Gaye?s sweet soulful voice on the record player came with daydreams of a promising future. So when the opportunity came to meet the man of her dreams there was no way Jan wasn?t going to seize the opportunity. She ...

    ....I might be the only person to read this autobiography, and come out wondering about Anna Gordy... That's okay. I can live with that. ...

    I've loved Marvin Gaye since childhood and was excited to learn that his second wife, Jan, had FINALLY spilled the beans. Unfortunately, it sort of missed the mark for me. The details about her life with Marvin were interesting, but I didn't find her story nearly as compelling as I ...

    This book intrigued me when I noticed it at the library. I've long been a fan of Marvin Gaye's songs and oh, that voice. I was hoping this memoir would give me more insight into the reasons why Marvin's own father killed him - and it did. I understand it much more clearly now. But a pa...

    I really enjoyed this memoir written by Marvin Gaye's second wife, Jan. As a long time fan of Marvin Gaye's, who grew up listening to (and loving) his music, I never really knew much about his personal life. Well, this was a real eye opener and a deep look at the man and his relationsh...

    I feel that this was a truly tragic ;ove affair between paranoia, drugs, sex, and childhood haunts.. It was a book I could not put down I was so captivated.. I wonder if the tragedy did not occur what would have come of Marvin Gaye?? Who knows.. ...

    I could not put this book down for two days ...

    This is a story of a fan-girl that married her idol. However, this is not a fairy-tale. Far from it. Janis is the daughter of the blues musician Slim Gaillard who her mother also chased and dreamed of marrying. Ever since she was a young girl, Marvin's voice soothed her troubled upbrin...

    There wasn't anything wrong with the book, but there was certainly a lot wrong with the people in it. Some of what I read has tainted my image of Marvin Gaye. I must say I don't actually go around thinking about Marvin Gaye, but I'm familiar with a lot of his music and am a fan of Dist...

    This was a very honest and detailed story about the legendary Marvin Gaye from the perspective of his widow, Jan Gaye. From the very beginning you can see how Jan was a naive teenager who fell in love with a superstar. The story reminded me a lot of Elvis & Me, and how Elvis had a ...

    I purchased this book over a year ago and finally decided to read it and I'm glad that I did. Marvin was a talented guy but it seems he was battling a multitude of demons, depression & paranoia being a couple of them. I truly enjoyed this story, much of it I really didn't expect bu...

    I should have known this was one of those "trash the celebrity 'cause they can't defend themselves" books. This woman says she met Marvin Gaye when she was still in high school, started a torrid affair with him, and eventually married him. If I were not so crazy about Marvin Gaye's mus...

    Allow me to summarize this book: Seventeen year old, Jan was the side chick to Marvin Gaye. They do A LOT of drugs. He divorces his current wife, Berry Gordy's sister. Marvin and Jan stay high, eventually marry. Add sex, more drugs, a few kids and mental/physical abuse. And there you ...

    Not feeling it Story was 'just ok'. I found myself skipping many pages out of boredom and not enough facts. Either a lot was left out or much of the story was untrue. I want my money back. ...

    This was a very interesting and detailed book. Jan gaye was a naive girl in love with a much older man. It was nice to read about marvin gaye's personal life. Glad I read it and I would recommend to others ...

    The book gave you an inside look into the life of a genius. I was uncomfortable with many things that I read. Absent a journal I don't know how anything was remembered with the consistent amount of drugs consumed. Such a sad way to (have) live. ...

    It was very interesting, but such a dysfunctional couple dealing with many scars from their childhoods, abuse & addiction! ...

    I received this book as a first read. It's a fast paced and interesting read. A nice memoir about Jan and Marvin Gaye filled with drugs, infidelity, broken dreams, and dysfunctional families. ...

    This book was very intense. It started off in Jan's childhood where she watched Marvin on television and declared she will marry him one day, forwarding to their meeting and the start of their relationship when she was a seventeen year old high schooler and he was twice her age, separa...

    This book was very interesting. It confirmed facts that I came across about the legendary Marvin Gaye in another book I read about his life. I was very disappointed in the adults in Jan's life. They were so consumed with their own pursuits that they neglected her to the point where...

    A beautifully told story of the Marvin Gaye. Being the tortured and tragic soul he was, Ms. Jan Gaye made it pleasing for me to enjoy. Such a beautiful, yet turbulent love affair. Shows an undying, passionate love affair, yet going through the dramas of drug abuse, affairs, violence, a...

    wow-zers! jan?s life with marvin read like a relationship cautionary tale. the majority of the stories within the memoir, scream-> destructive cyclic union! drug addiction, jealousy & sex parties, oh my! i had no clue marvin?s artistry was laced (pun intended) with low-self-...

    Better then I expected Found it a commentary abut her life with Marvin Gaye rather then about Marvin Gaye. Loved it. Played some Marvin Gaye music in the background while reading which took me back to my memories of what was going on in. My life at the time. ...

    This was an audible book and the narrator, not sure if it was Jan Gaye, had a monotone voice that was annoying to listen to. I absolutely love Marvin Gaye's music, but after reading this book as well as David Ritz, Divided Soul, I now know him to be a very flawed, misogynistic, weak ma...

    I read about this book in O magazine. And it is definitely an interesting book. Jan Gaye wanted nothing more in her life than to marry Marvin. And she got her wish. With all the ups and downs that came with it. She paints Marvin as a hero but one with clay feet. ...

    I thought this was unreadably poorly written. I also had a hard time with the age difference. But mostly I thought it was boring and predictable. ...

    After the Dance: My Life with Marvin Gaye by Jan Gaye http://www.harpercollins.com/97800621... Synopsis: Jan Gaye chronicles her marriage with legend soul singer Marvin Gaye. She travels through her memories of passionate love, albeit unconventional. The twists and turns from sex...

  • Barbara
    Jun 25, 2015

    One of the best bios I've ever read. I have read Rick James' bio and he spoke well about Jan. I have read Marvin's bio and their take, but I haven't really heard her voice much until now. While it's refreshing,as well as candid and honest. Sadly, and to me, I found it sad that she ende...

    Life had never been easy for Jan but growing up listening to Marvin Gaye?s sweet soulful voice on the record player came with daydreams of a promising future. So when the opportunity came to meet the man of her dreams there was no way Jan wasn?t going to seize the opportunity. She ...

    ....I might be the only person to read this autobiography, and come out wondering about Anna Gordy... That's okay. I can live with that. ...

    I've loved Marvin Gaye since childhood and was excited to learn that his second wife, Jan, had FINALLY spilled the beans. Unfortunately, it sort of missed the mark for me. The details about her life with Marvin were interesting, but I didn't find her story nearly as compelling as I ...

    This book intrigued me when I noticed it at the library. I've long been a fan of Marvin Gaye's songs and oh, that voice. I was hoping this memoir would give me more insight into the reasons why Marvin's own father killed him - and it did. I understand it much more clearly now. But a pa...

    I really enjoyed this memoir written by Marvin Gaye's second wife, Jan. As a long time fan of Marvin Gaye's, who grew up listening to (and loving) his music, I never really knew much about his personal life. Well, this was a real eye opener and a deep look at the man and his relationsh...

    I feel that this was a truly tragic ;ove affair between paranoia, drugs, sex, and childhood haunts.. It was a book I could not put down I was so captivated.. I wonder if the tragedy did not occur what would have come of Marvin Gaye?? Who knows.. ...

    I could not put this book down for two days ...

    This is a story of a fan-girl that married her idol. However, this is not a fairy-tale. Far from it. Janis is the daughter of the blues musician Slim Gaillard who her mother also chased and dreamed of marrying. Ever since she was a young girl, Marvin's voice soothed her troubled upbrin...

    There wasn't anything wrong with the book, but there was certainly a lot wrong with the people in it. Some of what I read has tainted my image of Marvin Gaye. I must say I don't actually go around thinking about Marvin Gaye, but I'm familiar with a lot of his music and am a fan of Dist...

    This was a very honest and detailed story about the legendary Marvin Gaye from the perspective of his widow, Jan Gaye. From the very beginning you can see how Jan was a naive teenager who fell in love with a superstar. The story reminded me a lot of Elvis & Me, and how Elvis had a ...

    I purchased this book over a year ago and finally decided to read it and I'm glad that I did. Marvin was a talented guy but it seems he was battling a multitude of demons, depression & paranoia being a couple of them. I truly enjoyed this story, much of it I really didn't expect bu...

    I should have known this was one of those "trash the celebrity 'cause they can't defend themselves" books. This woman says she met Marvin Gaye when she was still in high school, started a torrid affair with him, and eventually married him. If I were not so crazy about Marvin Gaye's mus...

  • NINA
    Jun 27, 2017

    One of the best bios I've ever read. I have read Rick James' bio and he spoke well about Jan. I have read Marvin's bio and their take, but I haven't really heard her voice much until now. While it's refreshing,as well as candid and honest. Sadly, and to me, I found it sad that she ende...

    Life had never been easy for Jan but growing up listening to Marvin Gaye?s sweet soulful voice on the record player came with daydreams of a promising future. So when the opportunity came to meet the man of her dreams there was no way Jan wasn?t going to seize the opportunity. She ...

    ....I might be the only person to read this autobiography, and come out wondering about Anna Gordy... That's okay. I can live with that. ...

    I've loved Marvin Gaye since childhood and was excited to learn that his second wife, Jan, had FINALLY spilled the beans. Unfortunately, it sort of missed the mark for me. The details about her life with Marvin were interesting, but I didn't find her story nearly as compelling as I ...

    This book intrigued me when I noticed it at the library. I've long been a fan of Marvin Gaye's songs and oh, that voice. I was hoping this memoir would give me more insight into the reasons why Marvin's own father killed him - and it did. I understand it much more clearly now. But a pa...

    I really enjoyed this memoir written by Marvin Gaye's second wife, Jan. As a long time fan of Marvin Gaye's, who grew up listening to (and loving) his music, I never really knew much about his personal life. Well, this was a real eye opener and a deep look at the man and his relationsh...

    I feel that this was a truly tragic ;ove affair between paranoia, drugs, sex, and childhood haunts.. It was a book I could not put down I was so captivated.. I wonder if the tragedy did not occur what would have come of Marvin Gaye?? Who knows.. ...

    I could not put this book down for two days ...

    This is a story of a fan-girl that married her idol. However, this is not a fairy-tale. Far from it. Janis is the daughter of the blues musician Slim Gaillard who her mother also chased and dreamed of marrying. Ever since she was a young girl, Marvin's voice soothed her troubled upbrin...

    There wasn't anything wrong with the book, but there was certainly a lot wrong with the people in it. Some of what I read has tainted my image of Marvin Gaye. I must say I don't actually go around thinking about Marvin Gaye, but I'm familiar with a lot of his music and am a fan of Dist...

    This was a very honest and detailed story about the legendary Marvin Gaye from the perspective of his widow, Jan Gaye. From the very beginning you can see how Jan was a naive teenager who fell in love with a superstar. The story reminded me a lot of Elvis & Me, and how Elvis had a ...

    I purchased this book over a year ago and finally decided to read it and I'm glad that I did. Marvin was a talented guy but it seems he was battling a multitude of demons, depression & paranoia being a couple of them. I truly enjoyed this story, much of it I really didn't expect bu...

    I should have known this was one of those "trash the celebrity 'cause they can't defend themselves" books. This woman says she met Marvin Gaye when she was still in high school, started a torrid affair with him, and eventually married him. If I were not so crazy about Marvin Gaye's mus...

    Allow me to summarize this book: Seventeen year old, Jan was the side chick to Marvin Gaye. They do A LOT of drugs. He divorces his current wife, Berry Gordy's sister. Marvin and Jan stay high, eventually marry. Add sex, more drugs, a few kids and mental/physical abuse. And there you ...

    Not feeling it Story was 'just ok'. I found myself skipping many pages out of boredom and not enough facts. Either a lot was left out or much of the story was untrue. I want my money back. ...

    This was a very interesting and detailed book. Jan gaye was a naive girl in love with a much older man. It was nice to read about marvin gaye's personal life. Glad I read it and I would recommend to others ...

    The book gave you an inside look into the life of a genius. I was uncomfortable with many things that I read. Absent a journal I don't know how anything was remembered with the consistent amount of drugs consumed. Such a sad way to (have) live. ...

    It was very interesting, but such a dysfunctional couple dealing with many scars from their childhoods, abuse & addiction! ...

    I received this book as a first read. It's a fast paced and interesting read. A nice memoir about Jan and Marvin Gaye filled with drugs, infidelity, broken dreams, and dysfunctional families. ...

    This book was very intense. It started off in Jan's childhood where she watched Marvin on television and declared she will marry him one day, forwarding to their meeting and the start of their relationship when she was a seventeen year old high schooler and he was twice her age, separa...

    This book was very interesting. It confirmed facts that I came across about the legendary Marvin Gaye in another book I read about his life. I was very disappointed in the adults in Jan's life. They were so consumed with their own pursuits that they neglected her to the point where...

    A beautifully told story of the Marvin Gaye. Being the tortured and tragic soul he was, Ms. Jan Gaye made it pleasing for me to enjoy. Such a beautiful, yet turbulent love affair. Shows an undying, passionate love affair, yet going through the dramas of drug abuse, affairs, violence, a...

  • Chanique Jones
    Jul 03, 2017

    One of the best bios I've ever read. I have read Rick James' bio and he spoke well about Jan. I have read Marvin's bio and their take, but I haven't really heard her voice much until now. While it's refreshing,as well as candid and honest. Sadly, and to me, I found it sad that she ende...

    Life had never been easy for Jan but growing up listening to Marvin Gaye?s sweet soulful voice on the record player came with daydreams of a promising future. So when the opportunity came to meet the man of her dreams there was no way Jan wasn?t going to seize the opportunity. She ...

    ....I might be the only person to read this autobiography, and come out wondering about Anna Gordy... That's okay. I can live with that. ...

    I've loved Marvin Gaye since childhood and was excited to learn that his second wife, Jan, had FINALLY spilled the beans. Unfortunately, it sort of missed the mark for me. The details about her life with Marvin were interesting, but I didn't find her story nearly as compelling as I ...

    This book intrigued me when I noticed it at the library. I've long been a fan of Marvin Gaye's songs and oh, that voice. I was hoping this memoir would give me more insight into the reasons why Marvin's own father killed him - and it did. I understand it much more clearly now. But a pa...

    I really enjoyed this memoir written by Marvin Gaye's second wife, Jan. As a long time fan of Marvin Gaye's, who grew up listening to (and loving) his music, I never really knew much about his personal life. Well, this was a real eye opener and a deep look at the man and his relationsh...

    I feel that this was a truly tragic ;ove affair between paranoia, drugs, sex, and childhood haunts.. It was a book I could not put down I was so captivated.. I wonder if the tragedy did not occur what would have come of Marvin Gaye?? Who knows.. ...

    I could not put this book down for two days ...

    This is a story of a fan-girl that married her idol. However, this is not a fairy-tale. Far from it. Janis is the daughter of the blues musician Slim Gaillard who her mother also chased and dreamed of marrying. Ever since she was a young girl, Marvin's voice soothed her troubled upbrin...

    There wasn't anything wrong with the book, but there was certainly a lot wrong with the people in it. Some of what I read has tainted my image of Marvin Gaye. I must say I don't actually go around thinking about Marvin Gaye, but I'm familiar with a lot of his music and am a fan of Dist...

    This was a very honest and detailed story about the legendary Marvin Gaye from the perspective of his widow, Jan Gaye. From the very beginning you can see how Jan was a naive teenager who fell in love with a superstar. The story reminded me a lot of Elvis & Me, and how Elvis had a ...

    I purchased this book over a year ago and finally decided to read it and I'm glad that I did. Marvin was a talented guy but it seems he was battling a multitude of demons, depression & paranoia being a couple of them. I truly enjoyed this story, much of it I really didn't expect bu...

    I should have known this was one of those "trash the celebrity 'cause they can't defend themselves" books. This woman says she met Marvin Gaye when she was still in high school, started a torrid affair with him, and eventually married him. If I were not so crazy about Marvin Gaye's mus...

    Allow me to summarize this book: Seventeen year old, Jan was the side chick to Marvin Gaye. They do A LOT of drugs. He divorces his current wife, Berry Gordy's sister. Marvin and Jan stay high, eventually marry. Add sex, more drugs, a few kids and mental/physical abuse. And there you ...

    Not feeling it Story was 'just ok'. I found myself skipping many pages out of boredom and not enough facts. Either a lot was left out or much of the story was untrue. I want my money back. ...

  • mae.
    Aug 09, 2018

    One of the best bios I've ever read. I have read Rick James' bio and he spoke well about Jan. I have read Marvin's bio and their take, but I haven't really heard her voice much until now. While it's refreshing,as well as candid and honest. Sadly, and to me, I found it sad that she ende...

    Life had never been easy for Jan but growing up listening to Marvin Gaye?s sweet soulful voice on the record player came with daydreams of a promising future. So when the opportunity came to meet the man of her dreams there was no way Jan wasn?t going to seize the opportunity. She ...

    ....I might be the only person to read this autobiography, and come out wondering about Anna Gordy... That's okay. I can live with that. ...

    I've loved Marvin Gaye since childhood and was excited to learn that his second wife, Jan, had FINALLY spilled the beans. Unfortunately, it sort of missed the mark for me. The details about her life with Marvin were interesting, but I didn't find her story nearly as compelling as I ...

    This book intrigued me when I noticed it at the library. I've long been a fan of Marvin Gaye's songs and oh, that voice. I was hoping this memoir would give me more insight into the reasons why Marvin's own father killed him - and it did. I understand it much more clearly now. But a pa...

    I really enjoyed this memoir written by Marvin Gaye's second wife, Jan. As a long time fan of Marvin Gaye's, who grew up listening to (and loving) his music, I never really knew much about his personal life. Well, this was a real eye opener and a deep look at the man and his relationsh...

    I feel that this was a truly tragic ;ove affair between paranoia, drugs, sex, and childhood haunts.. It was a book I could not put down I was so captivated.. I wonder if the tragedy did not occur what would have come of Marvin Gaye?? Who knows.. ...

    I could not put this book down for two days ...

    This is a story of a fan-girl that married her idol. However, this is not a fairy-tale. Far from it. Janis is the daughter of the blues musician Slim Gaillard who her mother also chased and dreamed of marrying. Ever since she was a young girl, Marvin's voice soothed her troubled upbrin...

    There wasn't anything wrong with the book, but there was certainly a lot wrong with the people in it. Some of what I read has tainted my image of Marvin Gaye. I must say I don't actually go around thinking about Marvin Gaye, but I'm familiar with a lot of his music and am a fan of Dist...

    This was a very honest and detailed story about the legendary Marvin Gaye from the perspective of his widow, Jan Gaye. From the very beginning you can see how Jan was a naive teenager who fell in love with a superstar. The story reminded me a lot of Elvis & Me, and how Elvis had a ...

    I purchased this book over a year ago and finally decided to read it and I'm glad that I did. Marvin was a talented guy but it seems he was battling a multitude of demons, depression & paranoia being a couple of them. I truly enjoyed this story, much of it I really didn't expect bu...

    I should have known this was one of those "trash the celebrity 'cause they can't defend themselves" books. This woman says she met Marvin Gaye when she was still in high school, started a torrid affair with him, and eventually married him. If I were not so crazy about Marvin Gaye's mus...

    Allow me to summarize this book: Seventeen year old, Jan was the side chick to Marvin Gaye. They do A LOT of drugs. He divorces his current wife, Berry Gordy's sister. Marvin and Jan stay high, eventually marry. Add sex, more drugs, a few kids and mental/physical abuse. And there you ...

    Not feeling it Story was 'just ok'. I found myself skipping many pages out of boredom and not enough facts. Either a lot was left out or much of the story was untrue. I want my money back. ...

    This was a very interesting and detailed book. Jan gaye was a naive girl in love with a much older man. It was nice to read about marvin gaye's personal life. Glad I read it and I would recommend to others ...

    The book gave you an inside look into the life of a genius. I was uncomfortable with many things that I read. Absent a journal I don't know how anything was remembered with the consistent amount of drugs consumed. Such a sad way to (have) live. ...

    It was very interesting, but such a dysfunctional couple dealing with many scars from their childhoods, abuse & addiction! ...

    I received this book as a first read. It's a fast paced and interesting read. A nice memoir about Jan and Marvin Gaye filled with drugs, infidelity, broken dreams, and dysfunctional families. ...

    This book was very intense. It started off in Jan's childhood where she watched Marvin on television and declared she will marry him one day, forwarding to their meeting and the start of their relationship when she was a seventeen year old high schooler and he was twice her age, separa...

    This book was very interesting. It confirmed facts that I came across about the legendary Marvin Gaye in another book I read about his life. I was very disappointed in the adults in Jan's life. They were so consumed with their own pursuits that they neglected her to the point where...

    A beautifully told story of the Marvin Gaye. Being the tortured and tragic soul he was, Ms. Jan Gaye made it pleasing for me to enjoy. Such a beautiful, yet turbulent love affair. Shows an undying, passionate love affair, yet going through the dramas of drug abuse, affairs, violence, a...

    wow-zers! jan?s life with marvin read like a relationship cautionary tale. the majority of the stories within the memoir, scream-> destructive cyclic union! drug addiction, jealousy & sex parties, oh my! i had no clue marvin?s artistry was laced (pun intended) with low-self-...

  • Mr.B
    Sep 27, 2018

    One of the best bios I've ever read. I have read Rick James' bio and he spoke well about Jan. I have read Marvin's bio and their take, but I haven't really heard her voice much until now. While it's refreshing,as well as candid and honest. Sadly, and to me, I found it sad that she ende...

    Life had never been easy for Jan but growing up listening to Marvin Gaye?s sweet soulful voice on the record player came with daydreams of a promising future. So when the opportunity came to meet the man of her dreams there was no way Jan wasn?t going to seize the opportunity. She ...

    ....I might be the only person to read this autobiography, and come out wondering about Anna Gordy... That's okay. I can live with that. ...

    I've loved Marvin Gaye since childhood and was excited to learn that his second wife, Jan, had FINALLY spilled the beans. Unfortunately, it sort of missed the mark for me. The details about her life with Marvin were interesting, but I didn't find her story nearly as compelling as I ...

    This book intrigued me when I noticed it at the library. I've long been a fan of Marvin Gaye's songs and oh, that voice. I was hoping this memoir would give me more insight into the reasons why Marvin's own father killed him - and it did. I understand it much more clearly now. But a pa...

    I really enjoyed this memoir written by Marvin Gaye's second wife, Jan. As a long time fan of Marvin Gaye's, who grew up listening to (and loving) his music, I never really knew much about his personal life. Well, this was a real eye opener and a deep look at the man and his relationsh...

    I feel that this was a truly tragic ;ove affair between paranoia, drugs, sex, and childhood haunts.. It was a book I could not put down I was so captivated.. I wonder if the tragedy did not occur what would have come of Marvin Gaye?? Who knows.. ...

    I could not put this book down for two days ...

    This is a story of a fan-girl that married her idol. However, this is not a fairy-tale. Far from it. Janis is the daughter of the blues musician Slim Gaillard who her mother also chased and dreamed of marrying. Ever since she was a young girl, Marvin's voice soothed her troubled upbrin...

    There wasn't anything wrong with the book, but there was certainly a lot wrong with the people in it. Some of what I read has tainted my image of Marvin Gaye. I must say I don't actually go around thinking about Marvin Gaye, but I'm familiar with a lot of his music and am a fan of Dist...

    This was a very honest and detailed story about the legendary Marvin Gaye from the perspective of his widow, Jan Gaye. From the very beginning you can see how Jan was a naive teenager who fell in love with a superstar. The story reminded me a lot of Elvis & Me, and how Elvis had a ...

    I purchased this book over a year ago and finally decided to read it and I'm glad that I did. Marvin was a talented guy but it seems he was battling a multitude of demons, depression & paranoia being a couple of them. I truly enjoyed this story, much of it I really didn't expect bu...

    I should have known this was one of those "trash the celebrity 'cause they can't defend themselves" books. This woman says she met Marvin Gaye when she was still in high school, started a torrid affair with him, and eventually married him. If I were not so crazy about Marvin Gaye's mus...

    Allow me to summarize this book: Seventeen year old, Jan was the side chick to Marvin Gaye. They do A LOT of drugs. He divorces his current wife, Berry Gordy's sister. Marvin and Jan stay high, eventually marry. Add sex, more drugs, a few kids and mental/physical abuse. And there you ...

    Not feeling it Story was 'just ok'. I found myself skipping many pages out of boredom and not enough facts. Either a lot was left out or much of the story was untrue. I want my money back. ...

    This was a very interesting and detailed book. Jan gaye was a naive girl in love with a much older man. It was nice to read about marvin gaye's personal life. Glad I read it and I would recommend to others ...

    The book gave you an inside look into the life of a genius. I was uncomfortable with many things that I read. Absent a journal I don't know how anything was remembered with the consistent amount of drugs consumed. Such a sad way to (have) live. ...

    It was very interesting, but such a dysfunctional couple dealing with many scars from their childhoods, abuse & addiction! ...

    I received this book as a first read. It's a fast paced and interesting read. A nice memoir about Jan and Marvin Gaye filled with drugs, infidelity, broken dreams, and dysfunctional families. ...

    This book was very intense. It started off in Jan's childhood where she watched Marvin on television and declared she will marry him one day, forwarding to their meeting and the start of their relationship when she was a seventeen year old high schooler and he was twice her age, separa...

    This book was very interesting. It confirmed facts that I came across about the legendary Marvin Gaye in another book I read about his life. I was very disappointed in the adults in Jan's life. They were so consumed with their own pursuits that they neglected her to the point where...

    A beautifully told story of the Marvin Gaye. Being the tortured and tragic soul he was, Ms. Jan Gaye made it pleasing for me to enjoy. Such a beautiful, yet turbulent love affair. Shows an undying, passionate love affair, yet going through the dramas of drug abuse, affairs, violence, a...

    wow-zers! jan?s life with marvin read like a relationship cautionary tale. the majority of the stories within the memoir, scream-> destructive cyclic union! drug addiction, jealousy & sex parties, oh my! i had no clue marvin?s artistry was laced (pun intended) with low-self-...

    Better then I expected Found it a commentary abut her life with Marvin Gaye rather then about Marvin Gaye. Loved it. Played some Marvin Gaye music in the background while reading which took me back to my memories of what was going on in. My life at the time. ...