Dr. Jack Hattem first became interested in Marilyn Monroe's death at the Suicide Prevention Center in Los Angeles in 1962. After three decades as a Clinical Psychologist he decided to write a factual account of the real circumstances in which she died.
This book is a unique view of Marilyn Monroe, despite the millions of words written about her. It is the result of a research study into toxic relationshops exactly like Marilyn's, where one person tries to drive another to kill themselves.
It is about Marilyn's psychiatric condition and how her psychiatric mistreatment led to her death.
The author, for the first time, offers a psychological view of Marilyn Monroe's life which explains most of her troubled relationships and her addictions.
This book is about the author's need to understand why people choose to kill themselves. It ends with a conspiracy hidden over forty five years.
This book is about why Marilyn died, how she died, and who was directly responsible for her death! Even the Cuban missile crisis played a role in her death.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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I didn't purchase thru b&n, but read this book based on the title. As a long time Marilyn fan, I'll suffer thru anything about her life & death; with this book I didn't know suffer thru, however I did keep wanting more Marilyn. To be fair the author does say he rambles along to make his point but I found the book to be more about the time period of her death & the authors work/research in the area of suicide & the fact that Marilyn had borderline personality disorder BPD. As a person with BPD I found the book true to the disorder and was interested in that aspect of the book itself. Marilyn's death however seemed to have been secondary to the author's research memoir & using her as a connection he got a title that will attract attention & sales (my therory). There are brief bits of Marilyn's life/death but overall it's just not a book about her....and yet still I can't quite deduce where his theory came from...if he was part of the project or if he heard this stuff at the water cooler from coworkers who were on the project.... If this book was marketed as a psychology book on borderline personality disorder and suicidal ideation and suicide research, I'd still have read it and would have been inclined to give higher star rating. It is a quick read though took me a day for a little over 200 pgs with nice 1.5"spacing between sentences.