No Woman No Cry: My Life with Bob Marley

No Woman No Cry: My Life with Bob Marley

by Rita Marley, Hettie Jones
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No Woman No Cry: My Life with Bob Marley by Rita Marley, Hettie Jones

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786887552
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 01/26/2005
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 639,659
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

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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No Woman No Cry: My Life with Bob Marley 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this read to be written exceptionally well! For a critic to say that ardent Marley fans would be the only ones to enjoy Rita's book is insulting. The history of the Marley's was also captured even better than 'Catch A Fire' version and I read that book 5 times! I was so moved by this woman's strength and dignity throughout her famished upbringing, Bob's affairs and the heavy burden of dealing with demonic and very negative people after Bob's death. Rita's memoir serves as my Bible for a woman's courage. I will never be the same woman. I have NOTHING to complain about!! One Love
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Guest More than 1 year ago
After reading this book between laughter and tears and feeling the love shared between Rita and Bob coming off the pages, I realize what we as women will do for the ones we love and its not because we have to its because we want to. I own hundreds of books and read them all but this is the 'BEST' book I've read in my 27 years of reading. Like my heading Rita Marley you are my new HERO......
1goofeygirl More than 1 year ago
I am still reading this book however, was so glad to get it at Barnes and Noble as other companies of digital books could not provide me with the rest of the book due to out of country issues? However, now I am back reading it at my leisure and enjoying every minute of it. I feel as if I am there at the fence with them as they talk in the comfort of the cool evening with shy smiles and bold expression of emotions. I don't want to spoil it for you so I stop here and tell you, it is a lovely story and a very enjoyable read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This reading woman is interested in her white southern culture and equally in every other culture created by God. After reading Julia Alvarez of Domincan Republic heritage, I went on to Edwidge Danticat of Haiti. Thinking that Bob Marley was from Haiti, I found No Woman No Cry. Serendipity! What a delightful story. Sometimes biographies/autobiographies can be a waste of reading time because usually events can be told in a page or so and no one can ever REALLY tell the 'whole' truth. However, Rita Marley tells her story in the most beautiful and heartwarming manner. I am small-town and sixty-ish and somehow missed a lot of what was going on when I was younger. Mrs. Marley's book gave much: awareness of many aspects of Jamaica, Bob Marley, and Rastafari, how a woman shows class and holds her own and her children's lives together when a husband and father is being sexually unfaithful, and most of all this book exudes one wonderful woman's warmth, intelligence, humor, love, sense of the importance of giving back when you have means and even when you're struggling. I close the book as a devoted Rita Marley fan. Rita Marley is an excellent writer and, I believe, a superior, amazing person!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book is outstanding and Rtia Marley oozes plenty of courage. Although sh has had her highs and lows she came through unscarred. Basically the book is about her life interwined with Bob Marley's and his growing music career.Also it describes his death at the tender age of 35. I refuse to tell you more. If you want to hear more ...get the book!