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DavidDiamond
My Story | Marilyn Monroe, Ben Hecht
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First published about a decade after her death, this felt like I was reading Marilyn Monroes's personal diary. In it she recounts her early childhood, her views on men and women, the industry and it's inability to take her seriously as an actress, her one-sided "feud" with Joan Crawford (my favorite part), her marriage to Joe DiMaggio and abruptly ends around the time she married Arthur Miller.

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DavidDiamond
Blonde: A Novel | Joyce Carol Oates
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At 700+ pages, one should get immense credit for creating a propulsive page turner such as BLONDE. A hybrid of fact &fiction, Oates has crafted a mythic & poetic story about Monroe from her innocent & heartbreaking beginnings, through the sexist &misogynistic studio system, and to the well-known tragic end.Through it all, Oates dispels the misconception of Monroe as just another "dumb blonde" by revealing the intelligence &ambition of Norma Jean.

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DavidDiamond
My Story | Marilyn Monroe, Ben Hecht
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Well that gave me chills....

Tera66 Yikes! 2mo
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Leftcoastzen
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#JulyJam #bikiniDay Eve Arnold had six photo sessions with Marilyn , this is the back cover of her book .I love to read about Monroe , she was so much more than a sex symbol & actress. She loved to read ,would she be a Litten if she was with us today?

Liz_M So, you've read the tagged book? I got bogged down about 2/3 through. i might be avoiding the endings I know is coming.... 3mo
Leftcoastzen @Liz_M I have It in the collection, but haven‘t read it.I‘m not sure why. 3mo
Liz_M Because it's really really really long? 😂 3mo
Leftcoastzen @Liz_M Maybe!😂Oates can be pretty intense, I don‘t know how I‘d react , mad , sad ?bringing her to life is scary! 3mo
Eggs Wow 😮 great photo! 3mo
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ashsbookmarks
Blonde: A Novel | Joyce Carol Oates
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ashsbookmarks
Blonde: A Novel | Joyce Carol Oates
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wisherwishinguponastar That is a great bookmark! 3mo
ashsbookmarks @booksellerofyourdiscontent thank you!! I‘m going to be posting it in my Etsy shop soon! 3mo
kricheal I love this bookmark! 3mo
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ashsbookmarks @kricheal 🤗🤗 me too!!! 3mo
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rather_be_reading
Marilyn Monroe | Marie Clayton
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Book 69

Patchshank Is it any good? My sister is a big monroe fan and her birthday is this month. 7mo
Birdsong28 @Patchshank If you're looking for Marilyn Monroe books for your sister start with Goddess by Anthony Summers as that is really good but also considered the most definitive book on her life. 7mo
Patchshank She might already have it then. Probably shouldn't buy her a book. I have no idea what she might already have 😅 7mo
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BayouGirl85
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Just wow. The world has a certain view of this woman but behind the gorgeous face was a girl with serious mental/emotional issues. The people close to Norma Jean failed her in an epic way. My heart broke for the girl who was lost, hurting, lonely, objectified and starving for unconditional love.

December Book 21/25 #LitsyLove #bookspinbingo #wintergames2021

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💔💔💔 9mo
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Liz_M
Blonde: A Novel | Joyce Carol Oates
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“There came death hurtling along the Boulevard in waning sepia light.“

@ShyBookOwl

arubabookwoman Oooh-you're reading Blonde! Belated Happy Thanksgiving! 10mo
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Rebesta
Blonde: A Novel | Joyce Carol Oates
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This one was quite poetic and did a good job of illustrating what Marilyn's inner dialog and feelings might have been. I wish it were a bit more factual; however, Oats does warn the reader it won't be a piece of historical fiction. Oats does make the reader do a little sleuthing to figure out who Marilyn may have been thinking about or involved with during the story. If you're looking for a factual account of her life, this may not be for you.

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