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Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates
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Oct 27, 07

bookshelves: favorites, biography-memoir, own, 1001-books
Read in September, 2007

A fictional account of Marilyn Monroe's life intertwined with real events. An intense read, at times I felt Monroe's descent into severe depression and addiction. Although I knew how the story would end, I couldn't help but find myself rooting for her to prevail. This novel also examines how poorly Hollywood treated women during the 1950s and conjures up comparisons to Judy Garland and Elizabeth Taylor.

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