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Grand Central Publishing
On Sale: August 25, 2009
Featuring: Marilyn Monroe
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From New York Times bestselling author J. Randy Taraborrelli
comes the definitive biography of the most enduring icon in
popular American culture.
When Marilyn Monroe became famous in the 1950s, the world
was told that her mother was either dead or simply not a
part of her life. However, that was not true. In fact, her
mentally ill mother was very much present in Marilyn's world
and the complex family dynamic that unfolded behind the
scenes is a story that has never before been told...until
In this groundbreaking book, Taraborrelli draws complex
and sympathetic portraits of the women so influential in the
actress' life, including her mother, her foster mother, and
her legal guardian. He also reveals, for the first time, the
shocking scope of Marilyn's own mental illness, the identity
of Marilyn's father and the half-brother she never knew, and
new information about her relationship with the
Kennedy's-Bobby, Jack, and Pat Kennedy Lawford.
revelatory, and surprisingly moving, this is the final word
on the life of one of the most fascinating and elusive icons
of the 20th Century.
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