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"With the precision of a surgeon, Schiller slices through the façade of Marilyn Monroe in his unflinching memoir. Revealing and readable, it’s a book I couldn’t put down."
"In this short, splendid memoir, Lawrence Schiller offers us another cut on the scintillating diamond that is Marilyn Monroe. In clear honest straightforward prose, Schiller allows us to dwell in the heart of another time. He captures Marilyn, both in photographs and words, and in so doing he gives us intimate access into one of the great stories of the 20th century: the complicated cocktail of joy and sadness that goes along with both beauty and fame."
Lawrence Schiller began his career as a photojournalist for Life, Newsweek, and Paris Match, among other periodicals, photographing some of the most iconic figures of the 1960s, from Marilyn Monroe to Lee Harvey Oswald to Robert F. Kennedy; from Ali and Foreman to Redford and Newman. The author of four New York Times bestselling books, including American Tragedy, his many collaborations include Norman Mailer’s Pulitzer Prize–winning book The Executioner’s Song. He has also directed and produced motion pictures and television miniseries, which have garnered an Oscar and seven Emmys. Schiller has been a consultant to NBC News and has written for The New Yorker, The Daily Beast, and other publications. In 2008, he co-founded The Norman Mailer Center and the Norman Mailer Writers Colony in Provincetown, Massachusetts. He has five children and five grandchildren. Marilyn & Me is his eleventh book.
My mistake to order this book for the second time, but what a great book it is!!!
I was expecting to see some rare, never before seen, COLOR photos of Marilyn from her final film, Something's Got To Give.
I loved the Vanity Fair article of course, but I held out for the book for the sake of completion and continuity.
If, as a Marilyn Monroe fan, you are hoping to learn something new about her you won't find it in this book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by little lady blue
Size of the book was smaller then a DVD case. Pages were uneven and the binding was off and paper edges were jagged!Published 8 months ago by shayedice
He wrote what when he observed. I never thought about a rivalry between Elizabeth and Marilyn, but I can see it now. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Janine Kredell, retired teacher
I purchased this book thinking that this was a one hand account about how Marilyn was so much more then what many people think of her as - a blonde bombshell. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Wookiesmommy
I bought this book for my 25-year old niece for Christmas....it completed the Marilyn Monroe theme of gifts for her...clothing, pens, books, and bag. She loved it.Published 15 months ago by Tammi Halapin
Good read. Easy read. Reveals Marilyn as a sweet, real, authentic person. Would recommend. Lets us see the Norma Jean hidden behind the sex.Published 16 months ago by Tim Beason
A very good book. I loved seeing the pictures and reading the conversation between Marilyn and a wonderful photographer. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Joanne Jones