David Ritz did a damn fine job at revealing the true Marvin, the genius and the troubled man who struggled all his life to make things better, despite all his problems. This is an exclusive look into the divided soul of a genius, one whose story will touch your heart and leave you crying. It's so sad that Marvin had to go through all this tragedy and pain. He couldn't survive but his amazing story and personal music do, and always will. This a great book I couldn't put down, and it will leave you touched until the end. "Father, father, we don't need to escalate. War is not the answer, for all in love can conquer hate." I just wish that Marvin could've lived to settle his demons with his father instead of paying the price of his life. Marvin Gaye lives on forever!!!!!!!
"Divided Soul" thoughtfully illustrates the life of Marvin Gaye through the eyes of an objective and perceptive observer.
Author Ritz reflects Gaye's life with honesty and candor. Ritz had been Marvin's biographer and friend for many years, and the countless hours they spent together shows through in the very personal and in-depth look into the life of Motown's most popular and controversial male artist.
This book offers very interesting candid insight into Marvin Gaye's life from birth to his untimely death, and is highly recommended reading.
Review by Son Dexter