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No Woman No Cry: My Life With Bob Marley

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ISBN13: 9780786868674
ISBN10: 0786868678
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A memoir by the woman who knew Bob Marley best--his wife, Rita.

Rita Marley grew up in the slums of Trench Town, Jamaica. Abandoned by her mother at a very young age, she was raised by her aunt. Music ran in Rita's family, and even as a child her talent for singing was pronounced. By the age of 18, Rita was an unwed mother, and it was then that she met Bob Marley at a recording studio in Trench Town. Bob and Rita became close friends, fell in love, and soon, she and her girlfriends were singing backup for the Wailers. At the ages of 21 and 19, Bob and Rita were married.

The rest is history: Bob Marley and the Wailers set Jamaica and the world on fire. But while Rita displayed blazing courage, joy, and an indisputable devotion to her husband, life with Bob was not easy. There were his liaisons with other women--some of which produced children and were conducted under Rita's roof. The press repeatedly reported that Bob was unmarried to preserve his "image." But Rita kept her self-respect, and when Bob succumbed to cancer in 1981, she was at his side. In the years that followed, she became a force in her own right--as the Bob Marley Foundation's spokesperson and a performer in her reggae group, the I-Three.

Written with author Hettie Jones, No Woman No Cry is a no-holds-barred account of life with one of the most famous musicians of all time. In No Woman No Cry, readers will learn about the never-before-told details of Bob Marley's life, including:

  • How Rita practiced subsistence farming when first married to Bob to have food for her family.
  • How Rita rode her bicycle into town with copies of Bob's latest songs to sell.
  • How Rita worked as a housekeeper in Delaware to help support her family when her children were young.
  • Why Rita chose to befriend some of the women with whom Bob had affairs and to give them advice on rearing the children they had with Bob.
  • The story of the attack on Bob which almost killed the two of them.
  • Bob's last wishes, dreams, and hopes, as well as the details of his death, such as who came to the funeral (and who didn't).

Synopsis:

In "No Woman No Cry" readers will learn the never-before-told details of Bob Marley's life, as related by his wife, Rita. 16-page photo insert.

Synopsis:

Bob Marley was one of the greatest musicians of our time. While much has been written about him, here is a unique, intimate, and honest portrayal written by his wife Rita, who talks about their struggles--both before and during his rise to fameas well as their dreams, fears, and ultimately, her husbands losing battle with cancer while at the height of his career. This stirringly honest, no-holds-barred account of life with Bob Marley reveals a different, deeper side of the beloved musician that will be sure to strike a chord with his legions of faithful fans.

Synopsis:

The story of Rita Marley's life as the girlfriend, wife, and eventual widow of Bob Marley, the legend of reggae music, whose distinctive sound has been part of the world's popular culture for more than three decades.

About the Author

Rita Marley performs with the reggae group I-Three and helps run the Bob Marley Foundation. Rita was married to Bob Marley in 1966, when she was nineteen and he was twenty-one, and she remained his wife until his death in 1981. The mother of Bob's children, she performs worldwide. She makes her home in Ghana, West Africa.

Hettie Jones is a poet and prose writer, author of numerous books, including How I Became Hettie Jones, a memoir of the Beats and of her former marriage to LeRoi Jones (now Amiri Baraka). She lives in New York City, where she teaches writing at New School University and the 92nd Street Y Poetry Center.

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Thalia, July 21, 2011 (view all comments by Thalia)
This is a book for the Bob Marley enthusiast. It is written how Sista Rita would speak which is one reason I enjoyed it. It's also written in real time. If you know the basic story of Brudda Nesta and she, It fills in the "blank spots." A book I will keep and refer to.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780786868674
With:
Jones, Hettie
Publisher:
Hyperion Books
With:
Jones, Hettie
Author:
Jones, Hettie
Author:
Marley, Rita
Location:
New York
Subject:
Jamaica
Subject:
Reggae musicians
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Reggae
Subject:
Reggae
Subject:
Marley, Bob
Subject:
Reggae musicians - Jamaica
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
1173
Publication Date:
20040531
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in 16.16 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , In "No Woman No Cry" readers will learn the never-before-told details of Bob Marley's life, as related by his wife, Rita. 16-page photo insert.
"Synopsis" by , Bob Marley was one of the greatest musicians of our time. While much has been written about him, here is a unique, intimate, and honest portrayal written by his wife Rita, who talks about their struggles--both before and during his rise to fameas well as their dreams, fears, and ultimately, her husbands losing battle with cancer while at the height of his career. This stirringly honest, no-holds-barred account of life with Bob Marley reveals a different, deeper side of the beloved musician that will be sure to strike a chord with his legions of faithful fans.
"Synopsis" by , The story of Rita Marley's life as the girlfriend, wife, and eventual widow of Bob Marley, the legend of reggae music, whose distinctive sound has been part of the world's popular culture for more than three decades.
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