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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.
Size of the book was smaller then a DVD case. Pages were uneven and the binding was off and paper edges were jagged!Published 2 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 5 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 5 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 9 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 9 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 13 months ago by Joanne Jones
Do you ever read a book that fascinates you so much that you wish you were in the book itself? I would love to do that so that I could be in the time period, and meet the people in... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Dolly