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Marilyn Monroe by Barbara Leaming
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it was amazing

This might be the best MM biography I've read. Leaming really digs in and gives enough psychological, social, and political context to really address the how's and why's of Marilyn's life. Her struggles with the studio, her calamitous marriages. The way misperceptions (by her and by others) did irreparable harm to her relationships with lovers and colleagues. I appreciated that Leaming choose to begin in 1950 and only call back to earlier years as needed. I feel like other authors have often spent so much time trying to paint a clear portrait of her childhood and early rise in Hollywood that they skim through the Miller years, which turned out to be both fascinating and devastating. Well researched, well written, and clearly articulated. Just excellent.
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November 26, 2014 – Started Reading
November 26, 2014 – Shelved
December 3, 2014 – Finished Reading

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