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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (958 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marilyn Monroe, Bernard Stanley Stanley Narrator: Bernard Stanley Stanley, Isabel Keating Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Fragments is an event—an unforgettable book that will redefine one of the greatest icons of the twentieth century and that, nearly fifty years after her death, will definitively reveal Marilyn Monroe’s humanity.

Marilyn’s image is so universal that we can’t help but believe we know all there is to know of her. Every word and gesture made headlines and garnered controversy. Her serious gifts as an actor were sometimes eclipsed by her notoriety—and by the way the camera fell helplessly in love with her.

Beyond the headlines—and the too-familiar stories of heartbreak and desolation—was a woman far more curious, searching, witty, and hopeful than the one the world got to know. Now, for the first time, readers can meet the private Marilyn and understand her in a way we never have before. Fragments is an unprecedented collection of written artifacts—notes to herself, letters, even poems—never before published.

Jotted in notebooks, typed on paper, or written on hotel letterhead, these texts reveal a woman who loved deeply and strove to perfect her craft. They show a Marilyn Monroe unsparing in her analysis of her own life, but also playful, funny, and impossibly charming. The easy grace and deceptive lightness that made her performances indelible emerge on the page, as does the simmering tragedy that made her last appearances so affecting.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cecile Bol | 2/15/2014

    " Quite an impressive historic document, though not much more than that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Fuzz | 2/10/2014

    " a little sad to read through. but it does remind you that she was indeed like most people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Milan | 2/5/2014

    " A truly remarkable account of Marilyn Monroe's literary side! I was very engrossed in reading her free-verse poetry, and there are amazing rare photographs of Ms. Monroe reading, writing, and socializing with dear friends from various art scenes! I hope more readers discover Marilyn's poetry. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Zooey Bloom | 1/31/2014

    " The subject is obsessive and there is definitely promise there, but the book is rather underwhelming. I wanted much more, I really wanted more insight into Marilyn's inner life, but I didn't get much - a couple of letters to psychoanalysts, some interesting raw poems and some dull explanations about when that and that happened in Monroe's life and why & how it influenced her. I wanted more and I realize I already stated that. "

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