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The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe

by Sarah Churchwell

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This book is a must have for any Marilyn fan. It explains, in depth, the multiple misconceptions and stories of Marilyn's life and film career which as any Marilyn fan knows, is a lot. I wouldn't consider this a biography, but more of a study on who Marilyn is and what she means, and the different roads her story has taken throughout the years. ( )
  desiree85 | Feb 19, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312425651, Paperback)

There are many Marilyns: sex goddess and innocent child, crafty manipulator and dumb blonde, liberated woman and tragic loner. The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe reviews the unreliable and unverifiable--but highly significant--stories that have framed this Hollywood legend, all the while revealing the meanings behind the American myths that have made Marilyn what she is today.
 
In incisive and passionate prose, cultural critic Sarah Churchwell uncovers the shame, belittlement, and anxiety that we bring to the story of a woman we supposedly adore and, in the process, rescues a Marilyn Monroe who is far more complicated and credible than the one we think we know.

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This biography of Marilyn Monroe looks at the controversies that, even in death, still surround her. The author also argues that society's continual fascination with her life can reveal our attitudes towards cultural icons, women, beauty, sex and death.… (more)

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