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#85 : The Memoir of Marilyn Monroe - Sandi Gelles-Cole


Synopsis & Book Info:
Marilyn Monroe is 85, the victim of a fire set purposefully to destroy her. This is the memoir she writes of what really happened from the night she was rescued in August, ‘62 until June 1, 2011 when the book starts, her 85th birthday.
Told in her own voice and propelled by the various lifestyles she tries on in her search to dig beneath the character that she created for the movies to the real woman inside, the book is two stories. While we read to learn what caused the horrible accident that ruined her face, she writes of her recovery from the addictions that subsumed her in Hollywood, her life as an average woman traveling with a young lover in Europe; her final goodbye to DiMaggio. As senior citizen Marilyn’s face is recreated she tells what happened to her fortune and then how she supported herself, how it felt when her face and body aged, how lust continued into her late years and how she fell in love when she thought all of that was behind her.
THE MEMOIR OF MARILYN MONROE is a mix of fiction, myth and Marilyn history.

Paperback: 178 pages
Publisher: Gelles-Cole Literary Enterprises
ISBN: 9780978662134
Purchase at Amazon






©2011


My Opinion:
I have to reiterate this book is 100% fiction. None of it is real, and I am thankful about that in certain parts.
I always had an image of Marilyn, beautiful, buxom, blonde bombshell with a contagious laugh and a gorgeous smile. That image is now replaced with something not so flattering.
I know this book is fiction, but your mind takes over and all the things written, you actually ask yourself "what if"? It was a hard pill for me to swallow in the aspect of Joe and Marilyn's relationship. Not what I expected it to be.
While I liked the idea, I was blown away by the book. Rather the opposite. I'm mildly turned off now.
Sorry guys. Not one of my faves.


2/5


Recommend? No.


~I received a copy from Pump Up Your Book. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

Comments

  1. It may not be one of your favs, but it does sound interesting.

    Have a fabulous day Freda. :)

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  2. Even though its fiction, I think it would just be too much of a conflict with my image of her. Interesting concept, though. Maybe if he had used a fictional actress, modeled after her, it would have caught my interest more.

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  3. I wouldn't want my image of Marilyn Monroe destroyed

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