The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe - Sarah Churchwell Reviews
Description:ISBN 0312425651 / Paperback: 384 pages / Publisher: Picador / Reprint: December 27, 2005
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The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe
Since her death, Marilyn Monroe has been the subject of some 600 ...
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"Some time during the night of 4 August 1962, Marilyn Monroe died of an overdose of barbiturates." It seems strange that the very first sentence of "The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe" should be the precise details of her death. After finishing this book, I find myself going back to that first sentence, thinking, trying to pinpoint a shifting line in the sand and ask: is that where the real Marilyn ended and the fake Marilyn began? Before picking this book up in the library, I had only second-hand knowledge of Marilyn Monroe. I knew she was born Norma Jean Baker; I had seen a movie of hers when it was on TV; I had ... Read the complete review