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Publisher's Summary

Marilyn Monroe had the most famous face of the 20th century. A legendary actress, comedienne, and sex symbol, she has been one of Hollywood’s most talked-about performers ever since she first crossed the silver screen. Her fame persisted long after her tragic death—but as time has gone by, it has become almost impossible to separate the legend of the woman born as Norma Jeane from the truth.

Now, at last, Marilyn’s real story can be told.

Written in 1954, as she approached the height of her fame, this heart-wrenching unfinished autobiography provides the best possible glimpse into what it meant to be Marilyn Monroe. From its unflinching account of her desperately poor childhood to its firsthand look at the inside of the Hollywood fame machine, My Story gives us the Marilyn nobody else saw. As her story continues to be reevaluated and retold, including in the forthcoming Netflix biopic Blonde, starring Ana de Armas, this book is the key to separating fact from fiction.

©2007 Joshua Greene (P)2022 Graymalkin Media, LLC

Editorial Review

An intimate look at a silver screen legend
The image of Marilyn Monroe has become so entwined with the Golden Age of Hollywood, so foundational to Americana pop culture, and so symbolic of sex, glamour, and fame that, at times, the late icon’s humanity is lost to legend. In her tragically unfinished memoir, Monroe tells her own story, shattering misconceptions and offering a glimpse into a side of the star previously unseen or otherwise glossed over. In a voice as frank as it is warm, clever, and wise, Monroe explores surviving the traumas of a difficult childhood, navigating the exploitative side of fame and the wolves that lurked in the shadows, and the unshakable sense of loneliness that plagued her over the years. Releasing for the first time in audio 60 years after Monroe’s death, My Story is a self-aware, vulnerable look beyond the veneer of celebrity. — Alanna M.

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Inside to a legend

A poetic self account of thoughts of a an icon. A description of success through pure perseverance with prophetic comments provide eerie dialogue. As the last chapter concludes, My Story ends abruptly. Aptly depicting her tragic demise.
The orator performed the text as if Marilyn herself was telling her story

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Beautiful Audio Book Recording

I have always been a huge fan of Marilyn Monroe and was eager to listen to this book. The excellent recording of her story made the book come alive for me. It was very moving to hear about Marilyn's life in her own words. We have heard so much about her from everyone else. This is a heartbreaking, warm and witty look into her life journey -- and a fascinating chance to get an inside peek into her mind..

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  • 09-24-22

Disappointing

I was very disappointed with the lack of substance in this biography. It came out almost as if Marilyn was trying to defend her sexual aura. I wish there had been more building of her character beyond just her sexuality and breasts. Don’t recommend it.

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Bad ending.

I enjoyed the story, but felt it was a bit of a stretch of reality. Where I really got confused was when the book abruptly ended in Korea. So much of Marilyn’s story is missing.

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I loved this story. An insightful look into Ms. Monroe's life. Just wish there was more to hear.

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  • 08-16-22

Eye opening

For someone who’s only heard the obvious/ popular details on Marilyn Monroe, this was a very eye opening read on the insights on what he life was actually like. Very good performance from the narrator too.

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  • 08-15-22

her story

Really enjoyed a look into the world of an icon. Well read and easy to fallow along to. My one complaint is its to short. It also leaves out everything after joe dimaggio.

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  • 08-14-22

Tragic and short

It's a pity that this was unfinished due to her death, but what a sad beginning for such an icon and how she was treated! So many suppositions about who she was by how she looked.....beautiful!