Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe [NOOK Book]

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The definitive biography of one of America’s brightest stars

Hers was a brief life that still fascinates the world. Marilyn Monroe was born in obscurity and deprivation, and rose to become a legend of her century, a great actress, and a lover of the most famous men in America—only to die young and under suspicious circumstances, leaving behind a mystery that remains ...
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Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe

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Overview



The definitive biography of one of America’s brightest stars

Hers was a brief life that still fascinates the world. Marilyn Monroe was born in obscurity and deprivation, and rose to become a legend of her century, a great actress, and a lover of the most famous men in America—only to die young and under suspicious circumstances, leaving behind a mystery that remains unsolved to this day.
 
Anthony Summers interviewed more than six hundred people, laying bare the truths—sometimes funny, often sad—about this brilliant, troubled woman. The first to gain access to the files of Monroe’s last psychiatrist, Summers uses the documents toexplain her tangled psyche and her dangerous addiction to medications. He establishes, after years of mere rumor, that President Kennedy and his brother Robert were both intimately involved with Monroe in life—and in covering up the circumstances of her death.

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Editorial Reviews

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“A remarkable performance . . . The ghost of Marilyn Monroe cries out in these pages.” —The New York Times

“Convincing evidence of a crude but effective cover-up which was designed to protect Robert Kennedy.” —The Times Literary Supplement 

“A remarkable performance . . . The ghost of Marilyn Monroe cries out in these pages.” —The New York Times
 
“A book of sordid, sensational, and ultimately sad revelations . . . [Summers] uncovers a mother lode of material on the whole of Monroe’s life.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453265857
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 11/6/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 620
  • Sales rank: 36,009
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Anthony Summers is the bestselling author of eight works of nonfiction. His investigative books include Not in Your Lifetime, the critically acclaimed account of the assassination of John F. Kennedy; Official and Confidential: The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover; Goddess, a biography of Marilyn Monroe; and most recently The Eleventh Day, on the 9/11 attacks—a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for History.

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  • Posted December 3, 2013

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    Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe is a wonderful book.

    Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe is a wonderful book. It provides great details into the different faces of Marilyn Monroe with much information that I didn’t previously know about. It is very well researched and very well written. A true gem. Pick this one up!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2013

    Recommend

    Found book informative and gave good insight

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  • Posted April 5, 2013

    Worthy Read

    I thought I knew most the dirty little details of Marilyn's life. It's amazing how she survived to become an adult. The author really focused on finding as many truths as he could and explains his process. I feel that although Marilyn was damaged before her fame. It did her little good. The tragic way she was used by Hollywood, the Kennedy's, the Lawfords and the Mafia they all deserve to rot in hell. The book provides an interesting point of view during historic moments with the movie industry and the politics of USA.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2014

    Outstanding biography

    This read was excellent on the life of Marilyn Monroe. Her life has always fascinated me and I thought that I knew a lot about her. This book proved me wrong. It was an in depth study of her life and well documented on the facts presented by the author. If you want to know about Marilyn Monroe, this is a great book to read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 3, 2013

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    Reccomend

    Learned a lot. Sad story of a woman with so much potential.

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