"Banner elegantly and skillfully chronicles Monroe’s short life…. [she] paints a portrait of Monroe as a complicated, many-faceted woman."—Publishers Weekly
I highly recommend this book to Marilyn fans, those who are curious and those who like biographies.
Lois Banner's popularly recieved "Marilyn" is an authentic, deeply researched and brilliantly written Marilyn Monroe biography, a must read!
The author is also often redundant in her statements repeating things she has said either in a previous chapter or even just a page earlier.
Lois does an excellent job of displaying the facts and theories and laying out Marilyn's life. One of the most objective book's I have read on the star. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Nina Boski
I normally don't write reviews but this book was so bad I felt I had to write. It seemed like the author took notes and then just put them in a book. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Melony Kivi
am reading it. it needs editing. but i am enjoying reading it. it could be written better. sorry to say so.Published 9 months ago by Simone Gad
Have not read it all but very comprehensive if the author is a bit egotistical on some points. Overall an excellent readPublished 10 months ago by Darina Van den Bergh
Prof. Lois Banner's popularly recieved "Marilyn" is an authentic, deeply researched and brilliantly written Marilyn Monroe biography, a must read!Published 11 months ago by denbiebs
Lengthy and repeative, but if you have nothing else to read and you were a fan of hers it might hold your interest more than it held mine.Published 12 months ago by Author
This is the first and only biography of MM I've ever read. I really wanted to know "the facts" about her life. Not the gossip. Not the rumors nor innuendo. Read morePublished 13 months ago by M. Frost
The first half of this book reads like a literature review for a Ph.D dissertation. Dull but informative. The second half was more interesting. Read morePublished 14 months ago by ladygodiving