Image by Kemon01 via FlickrYou see, I was lost in my daydreams, associating with Jolting Joe and America's Sexiest Woman. I finally have taken the book, The Long Vigil, away from Dear Hubby. He had been hogging it. And now I am getting to float through it myself. Jerome Charyn writes about Joe DiMaggio focusing on his life after retiring from baseball. It was then that he had a nine month marriage to Marilyn Monroe. What a picture they presented to the American public. But as we all know, photos are not always real life. Most of the time they are posed.
Cover of Joe and MarilynWell that is more of what life was for Joe and Marilyn. Sadly it was a set up marriage to boost Marilyn's sinking image due to her infamous nude photos cropping up. And more so, that Joe loved her deeply in his quiet way. Joe, raised in an All-American setting, being the All-American baseball player, thought he was getting the All-American gal for the All-American life. Not seeing that wounded Norma Jean would be there one moment and sultry screen star Marilyn there the next. One role that Marilyn was not going to fit into was the housewife sitting home caring for her dear hubby. It is one thing to wear the pearls and heels on screen and other to live a life drab of color in reality.
I once again thank Jerome for sharing his books with me. And Nicole at Tribute Books for keeping me abreast of what books are out there. I did not and never receive any money for these reviews. Just the pleasure of reading which I am so fond of.