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Book Title: The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe|
Edition: Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd
Date of issue: September 1st 2009
ISBN 13: 9780283070686
The author of the book: J. Randy Taraborrelli
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 580 KB
Read full description of the books The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe:Recently, I have been curious about Marilyn Monroe. Other than a vague understanding that she was a national sex symbol and actress, I didn't really know anything about her. I chose what seemed to be the most reputable biography I could find (one of the few NOT touting never-before-seen-images!), and I was not disappointed.
The author writes well. He simply presents the facts, and allows the reader to sift through them and form their own opinion. He often shares his own conclusions, but it is done so unassumingly, he almost encourages the reader to disagree, assuming they have credible reasons to do so.
And Marilyn. Such heartache. Such courage. So fragile and yet so strong too. She had qualities I admired, her will to overcome and determination to succeed were impressive. And then my emotional pendulum would swing back the other way and her choices or lack of judgment made me want to rescue her from herself. The shallow image I loosely held was shattered. I didn't agree with everything she did, but I now understood why she did it.
She was beautiful and smart and talented and generous and hopelessly, inevitably, flawed. Overall, I felt like I understood her, I knew her almost. This book reminded me that people, like life, are merely composites of good and bad; and hopefully, the good qualities outweigh the bad.
I think they did for Marilyn.
Read information about the authorJ. Randy Taraborrelli is an author known for biographies of contemporary entertainers and political figures. He is a featured writer in several entertainment magazines in Canada, England, and Australia. He also appears on television as an entertainment news reporter on shows such as Entertainment Tonight, Good Morning America, Today and CBS This Morning. Taraborrelli resides in Los Angeles, California.
Taraborrelli, who has written eighteen books (including updated and expanded editions), has had fourteen of them appear on the New York Times best seller list, the most recent of which was 2014's The Hiltons - The True Story of an American Dynasty. His first best seller was Call Her Miss Ross in 1989. His 2009 biography of Marilyn Monroe - The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe - made a re-appearance on the e-books best-seller list at number two in the summer of 2012.
In November of 2012, it was announced that Reelz cable channel had optioned Taraborrelli's New York Times best-selling book, After Camelot, as a miniseries. It will be his second television miniseries, the first airing on NBC in 2000 and based on his book, Jackie, Ethel, Joan.
Through his newly formed J. Randy Taraborrelli Productions, Taraborrelli is currently developing and producing a number of television projects.
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