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Fragments by Marilyn Monroe
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Sep 06, 2011

really liked it
Read from October 27 to 29, 2011

Mailyn Monroe the name alone brings images of glamour, fame and unparlleled beauty. But behind the image the world seen was a women longing for information, literature and to be taken seriously by her peers. Fragments is an intimate look into marilyn's mind through poems, letters and notes wrote by her from the early 40's to the 60's before her tragic death. What these writtten words show is a facinating look into her life from her relationships, to her strong interest in reading books and reading and writing poetry.

If ever there was proof that the commonly used barb against Marilyn that she was just a "Dumb Blonde" was unjustified then this book is it. Not only does it show Marilyn as someone who enjoyed literature in all its forms but showed a person who longed to be accepted and new that would only come with hard work. The book also delivers powerful lines that show the many emotions of Marilyn.

As a self confessed Marilyn fan i went into Fragments with some trepadation but it was all for nothing. This is an excellent read that does Marilyn justice by showing her the way the public of the time was never shown. Funny, sad and at times riveting Fragments shows Marilyn as a real person with real hopes and dreams and not thankfully the one stripped naked by a commercial world that wanted to exploit and profit from her. Not just for Marilyn fans but for those interested in human conscious.


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