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The author makes this book a fast and easy read.
The final chapter of the book compares Gaye's music and approach to life with the contemporary singer R. Kelly, an admirer of Gaye himself.
Have you ever read a book so boring and pointless that you wish you could get back the hours of your life that were wasted reading it.
The book is more of a psychologists opinion and evaluation of Marvin Gaye. There is only a MENTION of the children that he fathered. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Bob J. O'Toole
I just started reading the book and the words come to life. The author's detailed description of Marvin's creative process and the interviews are astounding. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Monica Harbison
I had this book for a number of years and had not read it now I know why. The author's adulation of Gaye is admirable but cannot sustain an entire book. Read morePublished 17 months ago by M. Park
This was so hard to follow. I have attempted to read this book without skipping pages 3 times! It is not giving much giving much details about Marvin's life at all, it jumps from... Read morePublished 19 months ago by shlynn
I ordered it on behalf of a friend who wanted this book as a birthday gift for someone else. I had it shipped to her house and it arrived before time. Read morePublished 21 months ago by mear72
Surprising facts and insight into this man's life and his tragic death. His life was marked by disappointment and courage, yet kept striving toward his success...Published 22 months ago by Marilyn Carlson-Swafford
in a new way. Creativity like Marvin Gaye's comes from many sources, especially when he had so many difficult relationships, with women, his family, and with himself. Read morePublished on July 5, 2012 by E. Jahneke
Please do not waste your time on this book. It is more of an outlet for Michael Eric Dyson to express the effect of Marvin's music (as well as other artists) on Dyson. Read morePublished on November 11, 2011 by crystal
Mercy Mercy Me is a worthy addition to the Marvin Gaye legacy. To me the best parts of the book are the conversations with Mr. Gaye's musical collaborators. Read morePublished on May 30, 2011 by James L. Desper Jr.