Joe DiMaggio, The Long Vigil

Author Jerome Charyn is on a blog tour for his book about Joe DiMaggio, The Long Vigil. 
My review of the book:

Joe DiMaggio, the Long Vigil gives an interesting look at a most enigmatic personality. Most of us know DiMaggio for two things: a baseball legend and his love for Marilyn Monroe.

Author Charyn has compiled many views of DiMaggio into this book giving us a peek into what made the man and how he became a legend, and includes his quirks and struggles with his popularity and his personal relationships.

Whether you love baseball or even know much about DiMaggio and his outstanding career, this outstanding biography brings forth some intriguing facts you might not have known before. And of course, there is much about DiMaggio ongoing love for Marilyn Monroe, a love that haunted him.

Charyn has done an excellent job writing about the life and times of the great Joe DiMaggio.--Marilyn Meredith
 Blog Tour web site:

Jerome Charyn's web site:

Jerome Charyn's Facebook:!/jerome.charyn

Jerome Charyn's Twitter:

Joe DiMaggio: The Long Vigil Facebook:!/pages/Joe-DiMaggio-The-Long-Vigil/173247736020293

Joe DiMaggio: The Long Vigil Twitter:

Yale University Press web site:

Jerome Charyn's  Bio:
Jerome Charyn (born May 13, 1937) is an award-winning American author. With nearly 50 published works, Charyn has earned a long-standing reputation as an inventive and prolific chronicler of real and imagined American life. Michael Chabon calls him “one of the most important writers in American literature.”

New York Newsday hailed Charyn as “a contemporary American Balzac,” and the Los Angeles Times described him as “absolutely unique among American writers.”

Since the 1964 release of Charyn’s first novel, Once Upon a Droshky, he has published 30 novels, three memoirs, eight graphic novels, two books about film, short stories, plays and works of non-fiction. Two of his memoirs were named New York Times Book of the Year. Charyn has been a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. He received the Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and has been named Commander of Arts and Letters by the French Minister of Culture.

Charyn was Distinguished Professor of Film Studies at the American University of Paris until he left teaching in 2009.

In addition to his writing and teaching, Charyn is a tournament table tennis player, once ranked in the top 10 percent of players in France. Noted novelist Don DeLillo called Charyn’s book on table tennis, Sizzling Chops & Devilish Spins, "The Sun Also Rises of ping-pong."

Charyn lives in Paris and New York City.

Price: $24.00
ISBN: 9780300123289
Pages: 192
Release: March 8, 2011

Buy links:
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(This book was given to me by the publisher.)


Tribute Books said…
Thanks Marilyn - I'm so glad that you enjoyed Jerome's look at Joe DiMaggio. Seeing the different sides of such an iconic figures makes for a interesting read. Thank you for hosting a stop on the book's blog tour. We appreciate it.
Anonymous said…
How interesting - this post definitely caught my eye. Maybe because I have a picture of my dad with Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe in Japan on their honeymoon when my dad was overseas - so it has a personal meaning for me.
Hi, Kathy, it is a fascinating book.

Lenore said…
Thanks for giving Joe DiMaggio a read and sharing your thoughts. We welcome you over to our "official" unofficial Joe DiMaggio page. Kathy, we'd love you to post your dad's photo.

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