Based on her personal archive of over 35,000 pages of documents - including letters, diaries, billets doux and suicide notes - as well as extensive interviews with friends and colleagues, this biography of Marilyn Monroe rejects many myths about her dramatic childhood, her marriages, and her relationships with Hollywood moguls, politicians, poets, artists and statesmen. It also offers evidence of the truth behind her death.
She has been in the grave for a long time and she is still the most famous woman of the 20th century, the articulated doll of the myth-makers and fantasists. After all the speculation and slush here at last is a hard-working biography to trust. It does justice to the warm intelligent personality behind the little-girl-lost-but-I-could-be-yours image. (Kirkus UK)