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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Virgin Books (19 July 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753541254
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753541258
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 2.1 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 110,972 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Marilyn is … genius. Up to now we’ve had mostly contradictory views of Monroe. With his fox’s ingenuity, Mailer puts her together and shows how she might have been torn apart ...

Marilyn is great as only a great writer using his brains and feelers could make it ... a runaway string of perceptions ... You read him with a heightened consciousness because his performance has zing. It’s the star system in literature; you can feel him bucking for the big time, and when he starts flying it’s so exhilarating you want to applaud ...

This brilliant book ... a feat.

" (The New York Times)

"Fascinating … inspired" (The Sunday Telegraph)

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Norman Mailer's acclaimed biography of Marilyn Monroe, Hollywood's iconic leading lady – available for the first time in mass-market paperback

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By eric collins on 17 April 2014
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I am a bit disappointed with this book. I am a fan of Norman Mailer and there is no denying his intelligence. However just feel on this subject he is making it up as he goes along.! He is also very scathing about other authors writing on Marilyn but let's face it no one knows the truth. He is just one of many trying to work out one complex character.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jason Beckford-Ball on 5 July 2014
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Spell-binding 6 Dec. 2012
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Format: Paperback
Norman Mailer writes beautifully of the life and the allure of Marilyn Monroe - the tough times, the rise to stardom and her lost, lonely soul. Wonderfully written, touching portrait of an iconic star.
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