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The MMM Girl: Marilyn Monroe, by Herself

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'Nothing lasts forever.we all have a short time, to shine or just survive.' Who was Marilyn Monroe? She began as Norma Jeane, the Los Angeles waif who dreamed of being a movie star. The camera worshipped her, and she became America's greatest sex symbol. For thirty-six years, she dazzled the world with her fragile, but radiant beauty. In private, she yearned for fulfilment ...more
Paperback, 348 pages
Published November 30th 2007 by Uka Press
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Stuart Coates
May 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing
“The Mmm Girl” -- A Haunting Experience
“The Mmm Girl”
(Marilyn Monroe, by herself …)
By Tara Hanks
2007 UKA Press
ISBN 9781905796137

When I went searching for something new, fresh and different to read about Marilyn Monroe, I did not have to think very hard or seek very far. I knew of a novel that had been written by Tara Hanks that would easily fulfill all of the above.
“The Mmm Girl” is a fictional auto-biography, as told in the first person, by the character of Norma Jeane Baker (Mortenson), later
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Merja Pohjola
May 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Just fantastic. Tara simply goes "under Marilyn's skin" without offering everything in plate and makes the reader think for themselves. Wonderful writing, a real page turner. Historically accurate and most of all - respectful!
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I'm not normally a fan of Marilyn fiction - However, this is the perfect book for anyone that doesn't enjoy reading biographies but wants to learn more about Marilyn Monroe - Tara Hanks has painstakingly transferred Marilyn's biography into the first person - with accuracy and attention to detail.
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I was born and raised in London. Since then I have lived in Lancaster, Derby and now Brighton. I am married with two sons.

'Wicked Baby', my novella based on the events of the Profumo Affair, was published in 2004. An extract has been showcased on the official website of Whitbread-nominated author Laura Hird.

'The Mmm Girl', my novel about the life of Marilyn Monroe, is winner of the UKA Press Openi
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“Nothing lasts forever,' I said, flicking cigarette ash into a cut-glass tray. 'We all have a short time, to shine or just survive.” 33 likes
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