Monday, December 27, 2010

A Marilyn holiday

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! I took a break from the blogosphere and indulged in some good company, food, and gift-giving. The ones I received weren't too shabby either. I got a ton of books, including these on Marilyn Monroe:




The first, Fragments, is the new book containing Marilyn's poetry and personal notes. I am almost finished with it, but I feel like I did when I read Journals by Kurt Cobain--- like I am invading someone's privacy. However, I love the photographs and the section featuring books from Marilyn's library. Her passion for literature comes through the pages. The second book, My Story, came as a complete surprise to me, as I had no idea Marilyn wrote her memoirs. I believe these are incomplete, but I am still looking forward to reading. The book is also filled with beautiful work by Milton Greene, who took some of the most famous photos of Marilyn. 

Has anyone read either of these books? What do you think? 

3 comments:

tess said...

For no apparent reason I've never been big into Marilyn Monroe. To be totally honest, I don't think I've even seen a movie of hers haha Maybe I finally should. Where should I start?

She is Sara said...

I am the same as Tess. I really wish I was more into her! I would like a movie or something to start with as well!

VildesVerden said...

I love her have all her movies and several books. Will definately get those two as well. Happy new year from Norway