Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe

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Open Road Media, Nov 6, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 620 pages
New York Times Bestseller: The definitive biography based on over six hundred interviews with people who knew Marilyn Monroe both professionally and intimately.
 
Marilyn Monroe, born in obscurity and deprivation, became an actress and legend of the twentieth century, romantically linked to famous men from Joe DiMaggio to Arthur Miller to John F. Kennedy. But her tragic death at a young age, under suspicious circumstances, left behind a mystery that remains unsolved to this day.
 
Anthony Summers interviewed more than six hundred people, laying bare the truths—sometimes funny, often sad—about this brilliant, troubled woman. The first to gain access to the files of Monroe’s last psychiatrist, Summers uses the documents to explain her tangled psyche and her dangerous addiction to medications. He establishes, after years of mere rumor, that President Kennedy and his brother Robert were both intimately involved with Monroe in life—and in covering up the circumstances of her death.
 
Written by a Pulitzer Prize nominee who has authored works on JFK, J. Edgar Hoover, and the 9/11 attacks, this investigation of an iconic star’s brief life and early death is “remarkable. . . .  The ghost of Marilyn Monroe cries out in these pages” (The New York Times).
   
 

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User Review  - catfantastic - LibraryThing

Anthony Summers provides an incredibly detailed biography of Marilyn Monroe's life and the mysteries surrounding her death. Summers conducted hundreds of interviews with Marilyn's friends and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lauren Cawdell - Goodreads

This book is seriously so great. It is extremely informative and I think anyone who is a Marilyn fan will love it. What I love about it is the fact that the writer doesn't portray her just as a "sex ... Read full review

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Contents

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MARILYN AND THE KENNEDY BROTHERS
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THE DIMAGGIO DISASTER
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BROKEN MARRIAGE BROKEN MIND
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THE CANDLE BURNS DOWN
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AFTERMATH
POSTSCRIPT
Marilyn and the Kennedy Brothers Walking on the Water
The Eavesdroppers Version
Acknowledgements
Copyright

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Anthony Summers is the bestselling author of eight works of nonfiction. His investigative books include Not in Your Lifetime, the critically acclaimed account of the assassination of John F. Kennedy; Official and Confidential: The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover; Goddess, a biography of Marilyn Monroe; and most recently The Eleventh Day, on the 9/11 attacks—a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for History.

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