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This review is from: The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe (Paperback)A good read. I am grateful to have read this book before reading those other so called biographies. This book gives an important look at the different interpretations of MM's life story and how differently we can interpret information and get these "truths" all distorted. Maybe now I'm not so easily fooled to think that I know something about her when what I really know is only "my Marilyn".
Truth about MM can never be told the way it really was. What really happened and who Marilyn Monroe was, i'll never know, but I do know that I enjoy her screen presence, charisma and yes, her looks. That's quite enough for me. "The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe" quitened the thirst for more (mislead) information and I think that's good.
The problem with this book is the use of "fancy" words and it was a bit dry at times. And often it felt quite cold and it seemed that the author left her guard down only at the last chapter: "My Marilyn". Overall I felt the author showed real insight and respect towards it's subject. She wasn't always nice (infact Churchwell was quite cruel) towards her collagues, but in this case, it seemed understandable. But maybe I'm letting myself to be mislead?
And sorry for my bad grammar. I'm a Finn so english is not my "native" languange.