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NOW A LIFETIME MINISERIES STARRING KELLI GARNER AND ACADEMY AWARD® WINNER SUSAN SARANDON World Premiere May 30th & 31st at 8/7c
From New York Times bestselling author J. Randy Taraborrelli comes the definitive biography of the most enduring icon in popular American culture.

When Marilyn Monroe became famous in the 1950s, the world was told that her mother was either dead or simply not a part of her life. However, that was not true. In fact, her mentally ill mother was very much present in Marilyn's world and the complex family dynamic that unfolded behind the scenes is a story that has never before been told...until now. In this groundbreaking book, Taraborrelli draws complex and sympathetic portraits of the women so influential in the actress' life, including her mother, her foster mother, and her legal guardian. He also reveals, for the first time, the shocking scope of Marilyn's own mental illness, the identity of Marilyn's father and the half-brother she never knew, and new information about her relationship with the Kennedy's-Bobby, Jack, and Pat Kennedy Lawford. Explosive, revelatory, and surprisingly moving, this is the final word on the life of one of the most fascinating and elusive icons of the 20th Century.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2009
August 25
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
576
Pages
PUBLISHER
Grand Central Publishing
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
7.1
MB

Customer Reviews

LookItsAlex ,

So intriguing...and so, so sad.

Such a great read. Found myself not wanting to put it down. I tried watching some of the movies as I got through the book and it really made the book that much more poignant. This being my first Marilyn biography, I felt it gave me a lot of information and really painted the picture of her "secret life". Definitely recommend!

Could be shorter ,

Great and very thorough

A great book- couldn't put it down. You understand why Marilyn Monroe was who she was...very detailed and separates fact and fiction.

Sarah Wynde ,

Simply amazing

Couldn't put it down!

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