Marilyn: A Biography

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Ebury Publishing, Aug 31, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
17 Reviews

'Genius' The New York Times

In 1973, Norman Mailer published Marilyn, his celebrated in-depth account of the life of Marilyn Monroe, as a glossy, fully illustrated coffee-table tome. His work was immediately acclaimed - and an enduring bestseller, rumoured to have sold more copies than any of his other works except The Naked and the Dead. Yet, until now, it has never been made available in an accessible mass-market paperback edition.

This is one of America's greatest writers taking on the legend of one of Hollywood's greatest stars.

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A very intelligent job of writing my Norman Mailer. - Goodreads
A little bit hard to read. - Goodreads
I am very impressed with Mailer's writing. - Goodreads
I gave it 3 stars for the photographs. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Taylor - Goodreads

A little bit hard to read. Author goes back and forth a lot. Other than that it was an excellent biography. Things I never knew, I learned, about what most believed to be her life. Still strongly believe she was murdered. RIP Monroe. Read full review

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User Review  - Sasha - Goodreads

Sure, Mailer sounds obsessed - but how can one otherwise be inspired if not obsessed? Is it not in a heat of the inspiration that we write trough sleepless nights while little wheels are turning ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Norman Mailer was born in New Jersey in 1923 and then reared in Brooklyn. He began writing fiction before he graduated from Harvard University. His first major work, The Naked and the Dead, written in 1948, was received with great popular and critical acclaim. Mailer went on to win the Pulitzer Prize on two occasions, the first in 1968 with The Armies of the Night; the second in 1979 with The Executioner's Song. He was once acclaimed by poet Robert Lowell as 'the best journalist in America'. Mailer died in 2007.

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