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Marilyn Monroe: My Little Secret Paperback – May 16, 2012
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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.Read more ›
I am one of Marilyn Monroe's greatest fans and have loved her ever since I was 9 years old and I am now 72 years of age. I always had a feeling that she was also interested in women. Of course this has never been mentioned in any of the other Marilyn Monroe books that I've read, and I've read a lot of them. I really enjoyed reading about the close friendship and love that Marilyn and Jane shared with each other. I've read a lot of the reviews and realize that many folks feel that Jane's imagination has run away with her. Why would it be so hard to believe that Marilyn Monroe could also be interested in women. I would highly recommend this book to all Marilyn Monroe fans.
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.Read more ›
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The book is warm and friendly. True story or not, it was great and I loved it. It kinda tells something about friendships.Published on May 5, 2014 by Steve Schultz
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!Published on April 27, 2014 by D Valentine
Marilyn Monroe My Little Secret, written by Tony Jerris but told in the voice of Jane Lawrence, is the story of the friendship between Jane and Marilyn Monroe. Read morePublished on January 21, 2014 by Jennifer Douglas Literary Publicist
This is an amazing story of the behind the scenes life of Marilyn Monroe. I found the story captivating as I could not put it down once I started. Read morePublished on December 14, 2012 by Lisa Yamonaco
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. Read morePublished on December 10, 2012 by Kristin
Even as a non Marilyn fanatic, this is a story worth telling, and worth reading.
It's much deeper than scandal, it feels real, honest and insightful. Read more
I couldn't put it down. I was hoping for a short break from work on a cross country flight and got nothing done, because I couldn't put it down. Read morePublished on October 14, 2012 by MIS
There are many great Marilyn Monroe books including her book called My Story which I enjoyed a great deal but this book of her supposed secret is another way to ruin her beautiful... Read morePublished on October 6, 2012 by peter A Merheb
I loved this book! Marilyn was an icon on and off the screen. I think it is a beautiful thing that Jane finally got to tell her story after all the years of keeping it a... Read morePublished on August 25, 2012 by Patti B