Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe

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New American Library, 1986 - Motion picture actors and actresses - 526 pages
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Her roller-coaster life. Her deception-shrouded death. Her divided secret self. Her legion of lovers. Her intimacies with JFK and Bobby Kennedy. Her Mafia connections. This is the one book that tells the whole naked, deeply moving truth about the all-too-beautiful, talented, and tormented woman who played a role in public and in private that was too much for flesh and spirit to survive.

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Review: Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe

User Review  - Chris Beal - Goodreads

This is the book I've been looking for about MM. I actually read it backward, beginning about 2/3 through where she becomes involved with the Kennedy brothers. (I have to say my admiration for them is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Hunter Sinuhe - Goodreads

I loved it! This is the first book I've read about Marilyn and it almost reads like a mystery novel; I was always wondering what was gonna happen next. I like how the author admits that a lot of the ... Read full review

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About the author (1986)

Investigative journalist and author Anthony Summers has written Official and Confidential: The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover, Goddess: The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe and Not in Your Lifetime, a book about the Kennedy assassination. Summers received the British Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award for Non-Fiction in 1980 for Conspiracy.

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