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Of Women and Their Elegance

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A fictitious memoir of Marilyn Monroe based on actual events in her life as well as the reminiscences of Milton and Amy Greene. Novel interspersed with numerous photographs of predominately of Marilyn but including other stars and socialites of the era by Milton H. Greene.
Unknown Binding, 288 pages
Published January 1st 1980 by Simon & Schuster
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Je ne connaissais Marilyn plus que ça. Le portrait dressé n'est pas flatteur!
On suit quelques épisodes de sa vie.
Les quelques dernières années de sa vie sont baclées en quelques pages à la fin du livre.
La "note de l'auteur" qui termine l'ouvrage est vraiment la bienvenue.

Donc moyen, moyen!
Jul 22, 2011 Scott rated it it was amazing
I read this book 27 years ago and have never forgotten how much I loved it.Norman Mailer really brought Marilyn Monroe to life,going way beyond the shallow view we so often have of Hollywood celebrities.This book is a true classic.I just want to find a new copy of it!
Michelle Ruedin
An interesting portrayal of Monroe which neither idolizes nor vilifies her but draws a vision of a complex human being with flaws and strengths. If all else fails, you should pick this book up at least to enjoy the amazing Milton Greene photographs within it's pages.
Sep 05, 2009 Matt rated it liked it
Norman Mailer performs another act of literary ventriloquism--here in the voice of Marilyn Monroe. At points, it is quite compelling. At others...
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Hard to find 3 8 Oct 03, 2012 01:45AM  
Norman Kingsley Mailer was an American novelist, journalist, essayist, poet, playwright, screenwriter, and film director.

Along with Truman Capote, Joan Didion, and Tom Wolfe, Mailer is considered an innovator of creative nonfiction, a genre sometimes called New Journalism, but which covers the essay to the nonfiction novel. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize twice and the National Book Award once.
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