Thursday, October 4, 2007

Behind every successful man, is a woman

No woman, no cry is a book that stays true to that saying. It reads like a beautiful love story even though their life was full of struggle (I can hear Talib Kweli's Beautiful Struggle playing in my head).

Written by Rita Marley with Hettie Jones its a revealing biography about her life before meeting Bob and then details here struggles during their time together and after his death. There were the joys of parenthood and the music. Then there was the struggles to survive and earn a living. That doubled with his infidelity would have been overwhelming but she got through it with the support of her friends and family and her faith as a Rastafari.

Through it all she found herself, launched a music career and created an identity that was separate from her husband's. After reading it I don't think I would have been as strong but I guess that's how phenomenal women can be. Always turning something into nothing and keeping things together.

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