Marilyn Monroe: The Biography

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HarperCollins Publishers, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 698 pages
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The ultimate biography of Marilyn Monroe, a rich tapestry filled with astonishing revelations and never-before-seen photographs. At once scrupulously accurate and compulsively readable, this provocative portrait reveals the truth and dispels many of the myths concerning the most celebrated women of this century. Will be the basis of a film from 20th-Century Fox.

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This is a well-researched book, I highly recommend it. - Goodreads
absolutely boring and difficult to read. - Goodreads
Very well researched and very well written. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Bill Coe - Goodreads

I am not going to write a "review". I just wanted to say that I had read biographies of MM before but never one as complete as this, especially about her early childhood. Also Spoto does not pull any ... Read full review

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User Review  - Erniepineault - Goodreads

I skipped the foot notes and the Appendix. This was an amazingly through analysis of MM's life. I only read it because I had it and I was waiting for the new Follett book, otherwise I may not have. Read full review


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Born on June 28, 1941, Donald Spoto is an American celebrity biographer, Catholic theologian and former monk. He is best known for his best-selling biographies of film and theatre celebrities. A native of New Rochelle, New York, Spoto graduated from Iona Preparatory School in 1959 and received his B.A. from Iona College in 1963 and his M.A. and Ph.D. in theology (New Testament studies) from Fordham University in 1966 and 1970, respectively. Donald Spoto taught theology, Christian mysticism, and biblical literature at the university level for twenty years. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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