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  • Strip City

  • A Stripper’s Farewell Journey Across America
  • By: Lily Burana
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21

Lily Burana had given up on stripping years before she accepted a marriage proposal - but decided to strip her way from Florida to Alaska before settling down. Lily, now a successful journalist, looks back at stripping with a writer's perspective. Her humorous yet hard-edged memoir deftly describes funky clubs and offbeat characters, the exhilaration that overtakes a dancer on stage - and the darker realities that assail her heart when she's out of the spotlight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic, well-written, intimate

  • By namid on 05-15-15

Amazing writer

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-15

Lily burana is a great descriptive writer. she does such a good job that you get a clear in mind picture and sensory description throughout the book.
She covers well the mental toll dancing took on her life, and explains alot of how the industry works, which I thought was very interesting.
My only complaint is that it's not a very flattering portrait of the girls or the people who frequent strip clubs.
There is very little sexiness about her story, which is fine because it's her point of view of her expirience.
I'll definitely be looking into her other books!

I also thought the narrator done an outstanding job. I really enjoyed listening to her.

  • Marilyn Monroe

  • The Biography
  • By: Donald Spoto
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 22 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195

Fifty years after her death, Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe still beguiles the world, her image enthralling millions. Many books have attempted to explain her allure and tell her story, but none has succeeded as well as this work by acclaimed biographer Donald Spoto. Spoto’s exhaustive research uncovers a conspiracy of silence, allowing him to present the facts, free from often-repeated myths and speculation. Granted access to more than thirty-five thousand pages of formerly sealed files containing letters, diaries, appointment books, and other intimate papers, he also interviewed nearly two hundred people who had never before spoken on record.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe

  • By bookbug on 12-24-12

The Tangable MM

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Reviewed: 07-06-13

What made the experience of listening to Marilyn Monroe the most enjoyable?

Hearing fresh ideas based on concrete evidence and fact you learn how sweet and amazing she really was.
It is not centered on seedy sexual ideas or a sleazy contempt, but based on a genuin love of Marilyn as a human being.
It is based on facts and not theory

What other book might you compare Marilyn Monroe to and why?


Which scene was your favorite?

When Marilyn calls a Fox exec and gets his wife, and she thoughtfully chooses her words and asks the mans wife to deliver the message that she says F--- off. And then politely tells the wife she wishes her warmest regards and to have a wonderfull day.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, very interesting!

Any additional comments?

Great read on Marilyns life and death and it chronologicly covers her life and status from start to end.
It also sets straight many myths concerning her death and a briliant well thought theory on how she died that im convinced is true.
It all makes common sense and makes you wonder why certain people werent put in prison.

God bless Marilyn

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