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Coffee with Marilyn (Coffee with...Series)

(Part of the Coffee with... Series)

Sex appeal: Monroe had it, all right. And sometimes that's all people could see: "The trouble is being a sex symbol means being a "thing."" But she was, in reality, a complex, talented, and troubled... This description may be from another edition of this product.


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Coffee & Marilyn, I'll have another cup...

First and foremost I think the entire concept of this book is very interesting. The scenario is that someone is sitting with Marilyn Monroe and "picking her brain" on various topics, over a cup of coffee. The book is written very much like an interview done in a magazine (like Rolling Stone or Spin). The interviewer is in blue font and Marilyn's responses are in pink. Another reviewer found that the material in this book is somewhat light and at time annoying. I don't know if I agree with the latter, but I agree with the former. The material is light in nature despite the myriad topics discussed (sex, politics, spirituality, Hollywood and this is listing only a few). I am a fan of Marilyn Monroe's work (photography and film) and I have a pseudo familiar background of her. I have read accounts of her suffering from borderline personality disorder and articles of personal turmoil in her life. With this noted, I am not an avid scholar of her entire life and don't know every in and out of her person. Therefore, this book might seem like an insult or vexing to someone who is very familiar with Marilyn Monroe's personal and professional life. I felt this was a light book and provided some interesting history on the celebrity that is Marilyn Monroe (other biographies were used as sources for this book). I truly believe the intent of this book was a light read to be enjoyed at a coffee house or "over coffee". If someone is looking for a hard core dive into the psyche of Marilyn, theories behind her death or other deeper substance, it really won't be found in this book. Perhaps, grazed but not touched. Marilyn Monroe wasn't just a movie actress; she was and is the epitome of classic Hollywood. In many ways her persona still captures movie goers more than her films themselves. This book is a testament of that.
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