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Best Marilyn Monroe Books to Read

There are countless Marilyn Monroe courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. Marilyn Monroe: The Biography (2001)

Best Marilyn Monroe Books to ReadSpoto’s biography of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe makes use of over 150 interviews and more than 35,000 pages of previously sealed files, including Monroe’s diaries, letters, and other personal and revealing documents. The book reveals new details of every aspect of her life, from her guarded childhood, and her relationships with men and marriages, to her mysterious death. Spoto comments on previous books about Marilyn, and puts to rest questions regarding Monroe’s connection with the Kennedys….
Author(s): Donald Spoto

2. Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe (2013)

Best Marilyn Monroe Books to Read  Marilyn Monroe, born in obscurity and deprivation, became an actress and legend of the twentieth century, romantically linked to famous men from Joe DiMaggio to Arthur Miller to John F. Kennedy. But her tragic death at a young age, under suspicious circumstances, left behind a mystery that remains unsolved to this day.   Anthony Summers interviewed more than six hundred people, laying bare the truths—sometimes funny, often sad—about this brilliant, troubled woman. The first to gain access to the files of Monroe’s last psychiatrist, Summers uses…
Author(s): Anthony Summers

3. The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe (2012)

Best Marilyn Monroe Books to Read“Donald Wolfe has written one of the most absorbing accounts of Marilyn’s life to date.”—Fred Lawrence Guiles, author of Norma Jean“Admirable!…Wolfe takes us very close indeed to the dark truth about Monroe, the Kennedys, and that lonely death in the California night.”—Anthony Summers, author of Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn MonroeFifty years after her death, the Marilyn Monroe mystique remains as strong and alluring as ever—as evidenced by Michelle Williams’ Golden Globe-winning performance in the critically…
Author(s): Donald H Wolfe

4. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters (2012)

Best Marilyn Monroe Books to ReadFragments 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…
Author(s): Marilyn Monroe, Bernard Comment

5. The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (2010)

Best Marilyn Monroe Books to ReadFrom 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 now. In this groundbreaking book, Taraborrelli draws complex and sympathetic portraits of the women so influential in the…
Author(s): J. Randy Taraborrelli

6. Marilyn Monroe: The Heartbreaker (Great Biographies) (2018)

Best Marilyn Monroe Books to ReadIn this book, you will learn a lot about Norma Jeane (aka Marilyn Monroe) and what a horrible childhood she had, in and out of foster homes. Why she married at such a young age. You will find how she was ‘discovered’ as a movie star and how hard she worked to climb her way up a glass wall in the Hollywood scene. You will also find what an insecure person she was and how she turned to alcohol and drugs to bolster her insecurities. She had never felt like she could trust anyone and had good reason to feel that way. How she came to be smack in the middle…
Author(s): The History Hour

7. Marilyn Monroe: A Case for Murder (2011)

Best Marilyn Monroe Books to ReadIt is one of the greatest mysteries of the twentieth century. How did Marilyn Monroe die? Although no pills were found in her stomach during the autopsy, it was still documented in the Los Angeles coroner’s report that she had swallowed sixty-four sleeping pills prior to her demise. In Marilyn Monroe: A Case for Murder, biographer Jay Margolis presents the most thorough investigation of Marilyn Monroe’s death to date and shares how he reached the definitive conclusion that she was murdered.Margolis meticulously dissects the events leading up to her death, revealing a major conspiracy and…
Author(s): Jay Margolis

8. Marilyn: A Biography [Paperback] [Jan 01, 2012] Norman Mailer (2012)

Best Marilyn Monroe Books to Read‘Genius’ The New York Times In 1973, Norman Mailer published Marilyn, his celebrated in-depth account of the life of Marilyn Monroe, as a glossy, fully illustrated coffee-table tome. His work was immediately acclaimed – and an enduring bestseller, rumoured to have sold more copies than any of his other works except The Naked and the Dead. Yet, until now, it has never been made available in paperback edition. This is one of America’s greatest writers taking on the legend of one of Hollywood’s greatest stars….
Author(s): Norman Mailer

9. My Story: Memorias de Marilyn Monroe (Spanish Edition) by Marilyn Monroe (2012-09-01) ()

Best Marilyn Monroe Books to ReadPaperback Publisher: Global Rhythm Press (1859) ASIN: B01FGPW0Y2 Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 239 customer reviews Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Jan 1, 1859

10. The Murder of Marilyn Monroe: Case Closed (2016)

Best Marilyn Monroe Books to ReadThe New York Times Bestseller Accepted into The National Press Club Marilyn Monroe died under suspicious circumstances on the night of August 4, 1962. Now, New York Times bestselling authors Jay Margolis and Richard Buskin finally lay to rest more than fifty years of wild speculation and misguided assertions by actually naming the screen goddess’s killer. At the same time, they use the testimony of eyewitnesses to describe exactly what took place inside her house on Fifth Helena Drive in Brentwood, California.Implicating Bobby Kennedy in the commission of Monroe’s murder, this is the first book…
Author(s): Jay Margolis, Richard Buskin

Best Marilyn Monroe Books to Read

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The Murder of Marilyn Monroe

Author(s): Jay Margolis, Richard Buskin
Publisher: Skyhorse, Year: 2016, Size: 7 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2322939

The Mysterious Murder of Marilyn Monroe

Author(s): Ana Claudia Antunes
Publisher: LULU COM, Year: 2015, Size: 702 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2347660

Marilyn Monroe A Life of the Actress

Author(s): Carl E. Rollyson
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi, Year: 2014, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1385286

The Murder of Marilyn Monroe Case Closed

Author(s): Jay Margolis, Richard Buskin
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Year: 2014, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1566914

Marilyn Monroe : her films, her life

Author(s): Michelle Vogel
Publisher: McFarland & Co, Year: 2014, Size: 82 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2088769

Marilyn Monroe: Her Films, Her Life

Author(s): Michelle Vogel
Publisher: McFarland, Year: 2014, Size: 82 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2096159

Heavenly bodies : film stars and society

Author(s): Robeson, Paul; Dyer, Richard; Robeson, Paul; Monroe, Marilyn; Garland, Judy
Publisher: Taylor and Francis;Routledge, Year: 2013, Size: 10 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1423506

Marilyn in Fashion: The Enduring Influence of Marilyn Monroe

Author(s): Christopher Nickens, George Zeno
Publisher: Running Press, Year: 2012, Size: 9 Mb, Download: mobi
ID: 1114865

The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe

Author(s): J. Randy Taraborrelli
Publisher: Pan Books, Year: 2010, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 443325

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really best-sellers according to Washington Post, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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