After the Dance: My Life with Marvin Gaye

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jan Gaye, David Ritz

Narrated By: Robin Eller

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: May 2015

Duration: 9 hours 19 minutes

Summary:

Dear Cary meets Confessions of a Video Vixen in this searing memoir of drugs, sex, and old school R&B from the wife of legendary soul icon Marvin Gaye.

On her seventeenth birthday in 1973, Janice Hunter met Marvin Gaye, the soulful prince of Motown with the seductive liquid voice whose chart-topping, socially conscious album What's Going On made him a superstar two years earlier. Despite a sixteen-year-age difference and Marvin's marriage to the sister of Berry Gordy, Motown's founder, the star-struck teenager and the emotionally volatile singer began a scorching relationship.

One moment Jan was studying high school history; the next she was accompanying Marvin to parties with other pop stars, lounging with Don Cornelius on the set of Soul Train, and helping to discover new talent like Frankie Beverly. But the distractions and burdens of fame, the chaos of dysfunctional families, and the irresistible temptations of drugs overshadowed the love they shared and their marriage disintegrated.

Silent since Marvin's tragic death in 1984, Jan at last opens up, sharing the moving, erotically charged story of one of music history's most fabled marriages. Unsparing in its honesty and insight, illustrated with sixteen pages of color and black-and-white photos, After the Dance reveals what it's like to ride shotgun on a wave of fame and self-destruction with a tortured genius who helped transform popular culture and whose artistry continues to be celebrated today.

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  • Jamilla Phillips

    So far so GREAT!!! Ive been listening to the music and looking @ pics from their relationship I love it so far halfway through the book

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  • Bernice J

    this was an awesome book Marvin Gaye is one of my favorite singers.

  • Kim Franklin

    This book was no holds barred straight to the nitty gritty truth. To be so honest and confess her role and activities and fear and death defying bout with drugs is absolutely commendable. You can really truly feel and embrace the love between Marvin and Jan and the power struggle of the drugs that created and broke down the relationship but the love was still there. Loved this book. Recommend to everyone . You will not regret purchasing and listening to this book.