Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

The Final Years

Book - 2012
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Traces the final two years of the iconic star's life, offering insight into the true nature of her relationship with JFK, her actual paternity, her brutal incarceration at a mental asylum, and her sexual exploitation by mobsters.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2012, c2010
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312607142
Branch Call Number: 791.43028092 MON NVD
Characteristics: xi, 340 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm


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Jul 24, 2013

I was excited to read this book, but was disappointed by the presentation of information. The author throws around a lot "naturally" "obviously" "of course" and "clearly" without citing sources or explaining why. When discussing a figure as large as MM and with so many different stories out there, I find it annoying that Badman states he has the one and only truth about her death. I enjoyed Lois Banner's biography of MM much more. She cites her sources, places the actions and attitudes of MM and the people around her within their historical context, and doesn't claim to know the the truth, admitting that based on the evidence she thinks x while it could be y or z. Marilyn Monroe: The Final Years is definitely not one of my favorite MM biographies. I'm wary when someone claims to know the truth of something that can't be definitively known -- just seems like a line to sell books with.

Aug 23, 2012

A really great account of Monroe's life without a lot of personal biases' Defiantly a good read

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