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Fragments by Marilyn Monroe
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Oct 15, 2010

it was amazing
Read from October 15 to 21, 2010

I've read many books on Monroe over the last 25 years, but Fragments has come along after all this time and put most of them in the shade. Mainly because these are Marilyn's own words, not speculation, and she was a sensitive, witty observer of her own life. Obviously these were private musings and not intended to be viewed in a professional light, and may be misread by some. But perhaps with someone as iconic as MM, who has become almost a subject of fantasy, reading her side of the story can bring us closer to the truth. The title, 'Fragments', is very apt and this is not an autobiography - more like a lovely, poetic puzzle that you can return to again and again. In many ways it goes deeper than any memoir and yet also keeps her mystery alive.
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Perfectly put. Sums up my own thoughts on the book. One to go back to over and over...

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