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Marilyn Monroe, born to deprivation and a series of foster homes, became an acting legend of the 20th century. She married famous men, Joe DiMaggio and playwright Arthur Miller, and her many lovers included President John F. Kennedy. Her death, at 36, is a mystery that remains unsolved to this day.
Anthony Summers interviewed 600 people for this book, which reveals unknown truths, some funny, some very sad, about this brilliant but troubled woman. First to gain access to the files of Monroe's last psychiatrist, he throws light on Monroe's troubled psyche and her addiction to medications. He establishes once and for all that she was intimately involved with John and Robert Kennedy, who probably covered up the circumstances of her death.
©1985 Anthony Summers (P)2017 Tantor
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“A remarkable performance…. The ghost of Marilyn Monroe cries out in these pages." (New York Times)
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By Kindle Customer on 12-06-17


I always knew the basics of the background of this beautiful woman, however, after listening to this book, my heart really went out to her. Yes, she was an alcoholic, and drug addict, but there was so much more to this woman. She didn't have a chance from the day she came to Hollywood. Yes, you might say everyone that goes there should expect what they get, but her problems started way before she got there. Besides that, this book sheds light into just how much of a lonely, insecure, and horribly used person she was. By the Kennedy's, and several others. Once you listen to this, you'll realize.... she didn't even have a chance....

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By donna on 12-04-17

The Best Is Last

Slow beginning, and performance average. The best part of the book was the last few chapters with additional details that pointed to foul play. It's hard to believe that her death was not further investigated. I found it fascinating that a 20/20 interview was squelched that would have revealed more about her death to the public!

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