Fragments : Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters by Marilyn Monroe


If you are a new Marilyn fan looking for a first book, I would pass on Fragments.  More seasoned fans who are already familiar with her life will get more out of this book.  It features poems, notes and random thoughts all written in Marilyn's hand.  The best part of the book is they give us the originals on one side of the page and then just the text on the other.  It is fascinating to see Marilyn's notes.

Reading some of the fragments with arrows all over the place to try to direct you in some kind of a logical order, was tiring after awhile.  The photos included are on the rarer side but the focus is on the journals and diaries featured.

The most heart-wrenching part of the book for me was Marilyn's description to Dr. Greenson of her time at Payne-Whitney's mental ward. 

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Author Stanley Buchthal and Bernard Comment
Publisher HarperCollins Publishing Ltd
Cover Type Hardcover
Dimensions 10.4 x 7.8 inches
Publish Date 2010
ISBN 978-1-44340-268-2
Signed No
Number of Pages 239

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