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Marilyn: A Biography | [Norman Mailer]

Marilyn: A Biography

This extraordinary biography of the legendary screen star Marilyn Monroe was originally published in 1973 by Norman Mailer, one of America's most important writers of the second half of the Twentieth Century. Mailer, the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, was the first writer to explore the relationship between Monroe and Bobby Kennedy.
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This extraordinary biography of the legendary screen star Marilyn Monroe was originally published in 1973 by Norman Mailer, one of America's most important writers of the second half of the Twentieth Century. Mailer, the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, was the first writer to explore the relationship between Monroe and Bobby Kennedy. When published, this book was the subject of Time and Life magazine cover stories, was on The New York Times Bestseller List.

©2012 The Norman Mailer Estate (P)2012 W F Howes Ltd

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  • Dr
    Kells, Ireland
    12/23/12
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    "Would much prefer to read the book"

    Found the person voicing this to be awful, very sleezy, completely ruined what otherwise seems to be a good book. Hope to get it in book form some day but reluctant to pay again

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rebecca cardnell
    12/10/14
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    "Dreadful"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A different book?


    What was most disappointing about Norman Mailer’s story?

    The rampant objectification and sexism.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The voices were dreadful.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Marilyn: A Biography?

    To be honest, most of it.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't listen to this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • michael
    Norwich, United Kingdom
    10/28/14
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    "THE WORST AUDIO BOOK I'VE EVER HEARD"

    this book is awful, the narrator lustfuly talks about marilyn like she is his personal sex object, 4 times in the first 20 mins calling her his "sex angel" and constantly goes off on completely different subjects, so nothing in her life story is in order. I just wanted a normal book about her life, she's an icon and fascinating, not a sleazy mans waffleings. the narration is so hard to follow, he every word sounds overly thought out, almost like hes talking on a game show. i would love to return this book, but it was one of the buy 2 get one 3 deals so i know i wont be allowed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    Luton Beds, United Kingdom
    11/22/12
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    "The best I have read on the subject"

    If you read only one of the dozens of books on this subjuect, make it Mailer's. It cuts through the usual sentimentality and slush to bring a totally unique perspective.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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