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by Anthony Summers

  • ISBN: 0575036419
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  • Author: Anthony Summers
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: V. Gollancz; Book Club (BCE/BOMC) edition (1985)
  • Pages: 414 pages
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  • Rating: 4.2
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Home Anthony Summers Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe. This book will be an investigation of Marilyn’s adult life, not of her childhood - that desolate, dislocated period has been well charted by earlier biographers.

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Reviews about Goddess: The secret lives of Marilyn Monroe (7):
Akisame
I have to admit that I only ordered this book because I was curious after reading the book "Double Cross" written by Sam and Chuck Giancana. One of the most dubious claims made in that book was that mob associated figures were used to assassinate Marilyn Monroe. At least it was told that Sam Giancana Sr said that. I read this book because I wanted to see what an objective biographer might say about it.

What I liked most about this book is the manner in which the book is infinitely readable while not departing from facts which are establishable by empirical evidence. I found it shocking the way Marilyn's life spiraled out of control without her having anyone who could successfully reach out to her; her appalling behavior notwithstanding. Equally shocking was how completely alone and unloved she ultimately felt even though she had achieved such laudable fame, even if by salacious means . By reading this book you will completely understand how believable were the reports of drug overdose suicide, and alternatively, how vulnerable her mental and medical condition made her to being eliminated as a threat in the manner described in the Giancana book. In the closing chapters, all plausible theories are explored about how she may have been eliminated, and also how she might have just as easily killed herself either by accident, or possibly on purpose.

In any case, the journey through Norma Jean's life, and ultimately her demise, and her shocking death, is an entertaining one. A journey that absolutely qualifies as better than any wild yarn that even the best fiction writer could concoct about an imagined character. This book could easily dovetail into a study of the Kennedys and their behavior, and even into JFK's assassination.
Lanionge
Very well researched, but very tedious read. I'd read it on and off for quite awhile, and finally finished recently. Seems as if so many names, facts,etc. are repeated over and over, but I'm glad I finally finished it. The amount of research and follow up by the author is unreal. If you really want the real story @ MM, and have a lot of time on your hands, then I would highly recommend this read.
Arcanefire
I thought this was one of the most absorbing, comprehensive books I've read about Monroe. It certainly had a lot more closeup detail that sounded reasonable than anything else I've read. I left the book feeling more sorry for her than ever before. From her childhood on, she never really had a chance to wind up as anything less than what she was, a child woman with very little rational control over her own life. I always liked her, despite her ludicrous lifelong parody of herself. I still do, and I also pity her for falling into the Hollywood way of treating their starlets. I wound up completely furious at both of the Kennedy 'boys'. They were not sick. They knew better. And I will always believe they, and that useless prettyboy fop, Peter Lawford, had a lot to do with what happened on her last day on earth.
Yggdi
Let me begin by saying that when I purchased this book, I was a newbie Marilyn fan. I was only vaguely familiar with the many stories surrounding her questionable and premature passing from this life. I watched an excellent documentary on HBO that piqued my curiosity and so I set out on a hunt for a book that would give me more insight into her life and death. I read through the descriptions and customer reviews on literally hundreds of Marilyn books before I eventually settled on this one.

As I read, I grew increasingly angry with the author. He struck me as misogynistic and that he simply hated Marilyn and her entire persona. But, at the same time, he fulfilled what I was seeking: a truthful and complete story of her life and death. I read on, increasingly irritated with his attitude.

But then...I reached the portion of the book devoted to her mysterious death, and it became clear why he adopted the attitude he did for this book. In my opinion, he wanted to establish that he was not just another Marilyn worshipper, full of conspiracy theories. He researched his material thoroughly, supported all claims with multiple and reliable sources, and presented probably the most plausible theory concerning the night of her death.

I don't know if all Marilyn fans will agree with me, but given what was discovered in her personal papers (presented in the aforementioned HBO documentary), and the information in this book, I recommend it for those seeking something that makes sense.
Arthunter
Excellent story of a tragic and complex life that grew out of a series of foster homes, then an orphanage, and finally a ward of the state to become the persona "Marilyn Monroe." He life shows how the hardest part of life is developing genuine self esteem and meaningful relationships; careers are relatively easy. Stardom apparently makes the hardest part even harder, and often impossible.
Malhala
You make think MM is a trivial subject. She is not. She lived at the intersection of Hollywood, media celebrity and politics that is still obviously significant. I can’t think of a single individual like her before or since, plus there’s the obvious sexiness never duplicated but always imitated. If you read this book you will learn more about American culture and the politics of the early 60s than from any other book I know of. The author is as objective and factual as humanly possible.
spark
I really enjoyed reading this book. I never wanted to put it down and am sad that I've finished it. I couldn't believe some of the stories I was reading about Marilyn's life. Some parts really made me sad that such a beautiful and kind hearted woman lost her life so short, and everything that happened in her life really makes sense as to the woman she is known as. I highly recommend reading this book, it'll really open your eyes on many different things.

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