My Story

My Story

Book - 2007 | Illustrated edition, first Taylor Trade Pub. edition.
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Written at the height of her fame but not published until over a decade after her death, this autobiography of actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) poignantly recounts her childhood as an unwanted orphan, her early adolescence, her rise in the film industry from bit player to celebrity, and her marriage to Joe DiMaggio. In this intimate account of a very public life, she tells of her first (non-consensual) sexual experience, her romance with the Yankee Clipper, and her prescient vision of herself as "the kind of girl they found dead in the hall bedroom with an empty bottle of sleeping pills in her hand." The Marilyn in these pages is a revelation: a gifted, intelligent, vulnerable woman who was far more complex than the unwitting sex siren she portrayed on screen. Lavishly illustrated with photos of Marilyn, this special book celebrates the life and career of an American icon---from the unique perspective of the icon herself.
Publisher: Lanham, Md. ; Toronto : Taylor Trade Pub., 2007.
Edition: Illustrated edition, first Taylor Trade Pub. edition.
ISBN: 9781589793163
1589793161
Branch Call Number: 791.43028092 Monro
Characteristics: xiii, 185 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Hecht, Ben 1894-1964.

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Jun 26, 2013

Wonderful to hear Marilyn tell her own story. Whether or not she exaggerates or fibs a bit doesn't really matter to me. It was her life; she could write it however she pleases! It was very interesting to read her views and/or what she wanted people to think/know about her. I so wish there was more!

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