Have you ever wondered what Marilyn Monroe would say about her own life? Or perhaps you recently watched My Week with Marilyn, starring Michelle Williams, and you want to know more about the real Marilyn? If so, check out these books:
My Story by Marilyn Monroe with Ben Hecht
My Story is Marilyn Monroe’s autobiography written months before she died and published twelve years afterward. In it Ms. Monroe talks about her childhood as an orphan, her desire to become an actress, her climb to the heights of fame and her marriage to Joe DiMaggio. In one particularly chilling section she predicts her own death saying, “Yes, there was something special about me, and I knew what it was. I was the kind of girl they found dead in a hall bedroom with an empty bottle of sleeping pills in her hand.” My Story gives the reader a look at a troubled and yet very vivacious woman who was more than just a beautiful actress.
Fragments: poems, intimate notes, letters by Marilyn Monroe; edited by Stanley Buchthal and Bernard Comment
Fragments: poems, intimate notes, letters uncovers a side of Marilyn Monroe rarely seen before – a dynamic woman who loved to read books and who was studying fiercely to perfect her craft as an actor. Fragments is just that, a series of hand written notes, typed lists, and other various remnants from the hand of Marilyn Monroe. These fragments from her life are perhaps the best glimpse we have to understand Marilyn Monroe as an individual. Find out how Marilyn felt about her marriage to Arthur Miller or why they call Lee Strasberg’s Theatre and Film Institute the house Marilyn built.