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Having been granted unprecedented access to the late star's papers by authorization of her family, this second volume of Marilyn Monroe's biography is the culmination of two and a half years of intensive research, including interviews with many of her costars, family members, and such notables as Hillary Clinton, Jane Fonda, and Aaron Sorkin. The result is a detailed look at Monroe's response to the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights and Women's Movements, as well as her role in the AIDS crisis and her growing interest in politics. Along the way she meets with such figures as Nancy Reagan, Janis Joplin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Dick Cavett, Kitty Kelley, Pat Nixon, and Peter Bogdanovich. Life Among the Cannibals - The Life and Times of Marilyn Monroe (1962 - 2003) puts an end to the innuendo and speculation surrounding the life and career of one of America's most beloved figures.
"David's book is absolutely terrific and well deserves a space on your book shelves. Buy this book now - I promise you won't be disappointed."
Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed
"David Marshall writes with sensitivity and an eye for changing times... instead of mourning what was lost, Marshall celebrates what should have been. With this highly entertaining book, Marshall gives Marilyn Monroe the second act she surely deserved."
The Mmm Girl
David Marshall is the author of The DD Group: An Online Investigation into the Death of Marilyn Monroe. He lives in San Francisco.
Posted May 5, 2010
David Marshall has given us all a wonderful gift; first, a gift to Marilyn Monroe - giving her back a life that was over too soon. Secondly, a gift to the ever-growing legion of Marilyn's fans - granting us a joyful chance to see what SHOULD have been, what COULD have been, as Marilyn makes her way through the rest of the 2Oth century, gaining the personal happiness and respect she always yearned for, forging friendships with some of the most influential figures of our time - and always remaining our beloved Marilyn.
Several of the incidents are really something to ponder - picturing Marilyn personally coaching Madonna for her "Material Girl" video brought a smile that I'm still wearing; the account of her appearance on "Inside The Actor's Studio" was so touching, so realistically written that it brought tears to my eyes...
This book is indeed a gift - the greatest "happy ending" there ever was; for Marilyn herself, and for all of us. David Marshall is a first-rate storyteller.
Get this book - you won't be disappointed!
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