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Product Details

  • Paperback: 270 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1475101406
  • ISBN-13: 978-1475101409
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,135,084 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Tony Jerris is a playwright, author, and screenwriter from New York. His off-Broadway play TELL VERONICA! ran in New York City before premiering in Los Angeles. His other New York credits include his play “The Hostesses,” which he later adapted into a short film, earning him a spot in the 2007 Big Damn Film Festival. His musical “Gina’s Parole” showcased at the New York Dramatist’s Guild and ASCAP Musical Festival, before winning a spot in The Peekaboo Festival in New York. As an author, Tony created a trilogy of children’s books. The first in the series, “The Littlest Spruce,” was featured on Good Morning America. He adapted the third book in the series, “The Littlest Witch,” into a musical that is licensed by Steele Spring LLC. His screenplays have placed in The Nicholl Fellowship Awards, The Project Greenlight Screenwriting Contest, and The Writer’s Digest Writing Competition. Tony currently lives in Los Angeles where he has several new film projects in pre-production, including "The Potters" & "Lost Claus."

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The book is well written and very well researched.
Lisa Yamonaco
The author does not even know Marilyn and has no hard facts to prove these claims.
peter A Merheb
I felt like I knew Marilyn as a friend after reading this story.
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13 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Thomas W. Jacobs on July 25, 2012
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"Cute book!" I thought to myself upon seeing this selection offered by Amazon but not carried in the bookstore. "This will be a delight to read - a young gal that started a Marilyn Monroe Fan Club!" Perhaps she did do just that too...but I will never find out because I refuse to read another deceitful word of this filthy dribble from "Jane's Fantasy" and now fully understand why it's not in the bookstore!

Upon receiving the book I began flipping around reading passages here and there. First I find out that Jane was at the 2nd sitting with Marilyn & Burt Stern in 1962 & during a break chatted with Marilyn & self-consciously snapped a few of her own photos with her "tiny camera..." Yeah, right Jane ~ Why weren't they included in the book?

Reading on ~ The night of Marilyn's death Jane drove her car over to the 5th Helena Dr. & saw Joe who spotted Jane "...and we made eye contact. His face flashed in anger as he moved quickly in my direction." (Joe? Joe DiMaggio? He wasn't even there that night!) Of course I discovered why Joe was angry at Jane by reading just a tad further...of course Jane & Marilyn were "...more than just friends." But Joe comforted her anyway! (Such a Kind-Hearted Man!)

The next and final passage I read was a slight description of their lovemaking (not for the first time I am assuming...) because they both tell the other that they must have been practicing because their skill set is much improved! (BARF!)

Are these just Jane's fantasies about Marilyn? The book is not labeled fiction or a novel but I will never know because I refuse to read any more of this garbage. I want it completely understood however ~ being Gay or Lesbian, Bi-sexual or the matter of sexual experimentation is NOT the issue here.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Monica on May 5, 2014
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I did enjoyed very much this book , I read it very slowly because it was to entertaining and quiet funny. I knew that Marilyn had a great sense of humor.but not like this. I read all my life books about her but she never stop to surprise me or amaze me. She was a free spirit in every sense and many years beyond her time. She liked very much this young girl and treated her not as a child but as a young woman she understood that she cared for her and not only because she was Marilyn Monroe the most famous actress in the world. This was a beautiful friendship that lasted until Marilyn's death. They cared for each other deeply.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D Valentine on April 27, 2014
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I love the author's style. The book brought some incite into the life of MM that I hadn't read before. Great read if you are a fan of Marilyn!
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13 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Svea Ross on June 5, 2012
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How can anyone believe such tripe as this? Students of Marilyn Monroe are fully aware that she has been lied about and exploited her entire life, but what is the most disgraceful is the lies that are being written and published 50 long years after her death to make a lousy buck! It seems that just anyone can write a book these days claiming to know Marilyn's innermost thoughts and secrets without having ever met her. Sex with the child who was one of her fan club presidents? I think this one wins the prize for most inane. The saddest part is the fact that she is no longer here to defend herself. As far as disparaging reviewers who find this utterly distasteful, well, it seems it is par for the course.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kristin on December 10, 2012
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I adored reading this! Jerris has done a wonderful job of relating a little known piece of Monroe history, relating a crystal clear story that had since been obscured. I am going to recommend this to all of my fellow Monroe idolizers as it's both historically significant and goes a long way to illustrate that this woman was above all else - human. Wonderful!
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19 of 28 people found the following review helpful By G. Luber on May 31, 2012
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I disagree with the negative reviews here, simply because their beef is with the morality of the story rather than the book itself. It didn't surprise me one bit that someone as taken advantage of by men as Marilyn was, for her entire life, would find solace in the embrace of someone just like her. I think it is beautiful thing when people who have had such traumatic lives can heal in the arms of one another. Well written, factual and very engaging-perfect summer reading!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. Clifford on August 12, 2013
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This book is truly a fascinating read! I really enjoyed getting to know Marilyn through Jane's perspective. What an amazing journey it was for me. I was completely immersed in the story (which only happens when it's well written), and I had a hard time putting it down most nights. I became very consumed, even when I was not actively reading.

I am 35 and I've only seen one Marilyn Monroe film, but like millions of others, she impacted me deeply. Her strength, charisma, passion, beauty... it hurts me to know she had so much mental anguish and died so very young. I wish I had been alive when she was, to see her in real time, even if just through the television screen.

Jane was also a remarkable woman and the love between her and Marilyn was potent. The amount of detail Jane was able to recall during the years they were friends, left me without a single doubt that her story is nothing but the complete truth. I've read some of the hater remarks about this book. Those people just feel more cozy staying safe in the sanctity of their box. For them it's too hard to step outside the lines of their comfort zone.

It annoys me that many people wrote off Marilyn's sexual interest in women as "her seducing a 14 year old" and saying their relationship was a lie. I did not perceive it as an older woman seducing a young girl. I think the timing was right when it finally happened, it was consensual and beautiful. Once you read it through Jane's perspective, you will gain a better insight.

I thank the author, Tony Jerris for writing this wonderful book. It means so much to me to know about Marilyn on a more intimate, truthful level.
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