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.