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Publisher Description

This national bestselling biography is the insightful and uniquely sensitive account of the iconic 1950s sex symbol from the feminist author and activist.
Few books have altered the perception of a celebrity as much as Marilyn. Gloria Steinem reveals that behind the familiar sex symbol lay a tortured spirit with powerful charisma, intelligence, and complexity. The book delves into a topic many other writers have ignored—that of Norma Jeane, the young girl who grew up with an unstable mother, constant shuffling between foster homes, and abuse. Steinem evocatively recreates that world, connecting it to the fragile adult persona of Marilyn Monroe. Her compelling text draws on a long, private interview Monroe gave to photographer George Barris, part of an intended joint project begun during Monroe’s last summer. Steinem’s Marilyn also includes Barris’s extraordinary portraits of Monroe, taken just weeks before the star’s death.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2013
March 19
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
182
Pages
PUBLISHER
Open Road Media
SELLER
OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
SIZE
2.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Boo722 ,

Excellent beach read

I would definitely recommend this book to any Marilyn Monroe fan. It is beautifully written, and not tawdry in any way. It is a respectful, yet honest, book about Marilyn's life and rise to fame. Steinem does not address her death or the events surrounding it which I found refreshing since most other biographers focus on it rather than her, and who she really was. It is a simple quick read.

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