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MM--Personal: From the Private Archive of Marilyn Monroe Hardcover – March 1, 2011
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There is very little narrative, but what is there is clear and precise. This is not a book that glorifies the author's knowledge of Marilyn's life, as so many books have been in the past, but one that simply presents those mundane everyday pieces of paper that anyone could relate to and see that dear Marilyn was no different than anyone else. She bought food, bought furniture, signed checks, wrote letters and tried to live her life with as little complication as possible. But the world did not let her have a simple life. We can just enjoy these slowly decomposing paper records of someone that will live forever.
I attended the local book signing held at "Book Soup" on the Sunset Strip, and what a memorable experience that was. Besides the engaging background stories told by collaborators Banner and Anderson, a talented Marilyn impersonator attended to lend a bit of show-biz flair to the occasion.
I heartily recommend purchasing this book. Ms. Banner's in-depth research over a period of 10 years provides the reader with never-before seen slices of Marilyn's life told through her personal archives. Word from Ms. Banner is, she has sufficient material from her research to write another book to further explore facets of Marilyn's life...and the mysteries behind her death. Ms. Banner promises that this next undertaking won't take a decade to produce. That's good news for anyone who is enthraled with the subject.
i hope she wouldn't mind...
i also gave a copy to a friend and she loved it as well.
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