‘Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed’ by Michelle Morgan
I would like to thank Michelle Morgan for getting her latest book sent to me so that I could review it. This is a new edition which has been revised and expanded, the original book having been published in 2007. I see this book as a lovely tribute to Marilyn Monroe being that this year marks 50 years since her death.
Michelle Morgan is a massive fan of Marilyn Monroe. Over the years Michelle has read a number of books about her, some of which were just plain awful. She got so tired of reading all the scandal, gossip and lies and this prompted her to write her own biography about Marilyn. It has taken years of painstaking research and interviews to get this book together.
‘Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed’ has been very well presented. A lot of information has been packed into this biography. Throughout the book you learn all about Marilyn’s life including her childhood, acting career, her various marriages and lovers, her battle with depression and her struggle to have children. I am pleased to see that Michelle Morgan at least hasn’t made any assumptions. There are also a number of lovely photographs. Towards the end of the book there is a postscript, a section where various people have remembered Marilyn, a reference guide and a very useful index.
I didn’t know an awful lot about Marilyn so was very interested in reading about her. I’m so glad that she achieved her dream which was to be an actress. It’s just a pity that Marilyn died so young especially as she appeared to have lots of plans. Having read this book I am now determined to sit down and watch a couple of the films in which Marilyn appeared.
Whether you’re a fan of Marilyn Monroe or if like me you want to learn more about her, I recommend you read this book.
I give it 5 out of 5.