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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing; Ill edition (28 Oct. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1589793161
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589793163
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 1.8 x 26.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 58,871 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Z. C. Dawe on 5 Jan. 2008
Format: Hardcover
There is nothing quite like having someone tell you their story. I was suprised by how 'good' this book is - if it can be rated in such a way. It reads as though Marilyn is talking to you. Thus, not perfectly presented, but this is the charm. She talks of topics which she obviously felt were of importance to her; and puts the record straight at times, as it were. It was a joy to read as well as emotional; to understand Marilyn as the person behind the image and her struggles. The photographs add an incredible visual aid also.
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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful By F. A. Penney on 13 July 2007
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Written at the height of her fame for a series of magazine articles in the
mid-50's with the help of Ben Hecht, this is a new version of the book
originally published over a decade after her death in 1974. It's Marilyn's
autobiography & poignantly recounts her childhood as an unwanted orphan, her
early adolescence, her rise in the film industry from bit player to
celebrity, and her marriage to Joe DiMaggio.
This edition has a new forward by Joshua Greene & it's beautifully
illustrated with his fathers photographs.
When I saw it I couldn't help but think that had this been published in the
1950's then it's just how Marilyn & Milton would have wished it to be like.
It's obvious Joshua has put a great deal of thought into the way the book
has been designed & compared to the original book, which had no pictures
inside at all this one is quite the opposite with pictures on every other
page. It's beautiful & reading it you can almost hear Marilyn's voice in
your head telling the story.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Chaffer on 25 Mar. 2008
Format: Hardcover
I have read plenty of books about Marilyn, telling us all of her problems, with very little to back it up. With this book, you know your getting the truth, its straight from Marilyn herself. She wasn't just the 'dumb blonde' that 20th Century Fox wanted to show her as. She was an intelligent and sensitive person, and this book shows her in the best light. It makes her seem more human and less of a goddess, a more accessible and understandable character. By far the best book on Marilyn, because its BY Marilyn.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. J. Heath on 5 May 2007
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A book written by a special lady and a beautiful person which comes though in the book written in her own words.

This book will carry you through Marilyn's childhood in poverty to her rise in fame and is illustrated with rare and lovely photos. I would recommend this book to anyone especially if you want to learn more about Marylin Monroe as a person which I feel shines through. I shall treasure my copy and certainly read it again.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sbowell on 31 Jan. 2009
Format: Hardcover
I purchased this book for my 20 year old daughter, who just couldn't put it down, Infact, she didn't want it to end. Thoroughly recommended.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Zara on 19 Nov. 2010
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This is heartfelt, emotional and seemingly honest account from Marilyn about her memories from early childhood and thoughts on life as she was living it at the time. She comes across as intelligent, witty and self-deprecating and when reading it I felt almost as if I was invading her privacy. The photos are breathtaking, as you would expect, and the writer references them cleverly in the introduction, giving them a context which is sometimes surprising.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By G. Griffiths on 25 Jan. 2009
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This book is written by Marilyn herself. This autobiography starts from the life of when she was a little girl going up to when she was in a relationship with Joe Di Maggio. I have to say this book is an absolute gem to read and like many people have said, I wish continued for longer. Marilyn expreses her feelings and her wishes that makes me feel for her. This book now contains photos of Marilyn Monroe as the first edition didn't.
A must have for anyone out there who adore Marilyn Monroe.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By LittleReader VINE VOICE on 25 Feb. 2009
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I have read many books on the life and loves of Marilyn Monroe, but this was by far the most moving. In terms of factual life story bits and pieces, it's very short (as most things unfinished tend to be...)and I would recommend a biography such as Wolfe's or Spotto's, both of which give an excellent insight and are driven from slightly different angles.
However, if you want to hear the words of the woman herself, this is the book for you. With just 185 pages, there is not nearly enough of her but what is here is tender, poignant and funny. Peppered with wonderful photo's throughout (a lot of which Id never seen), you'll pick it up and not put it down until you've finished. The ending is abrupt and the postscript is sad - a bit like her life.
Highly recommended.
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