Marilyn in Manhattan: Her Year of Joy

Marilyn in Manhattan: Her Year of Joy

A city, a movie star, and one magical year. In November of 1954 a young woman dressed plainly in a white oxford, dark sunglasses and a black pageboy wig boards a midnight flight from Los Angeles to New York. As the plane's engines rev she breathes a sigh of relief, lights a cigarette and slips off her wig revealing a tangle of fluffy blonde curls. Marilyn Monroe was leaving A city, a movie star, and one magical year. In November of 1954 a young woman dressed plainly in a white oxford, d...

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Title:Marilyn in Manhattan: Her Year of Joy
Author:Elizabeth Winder
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Genres:Biography
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Marilyn in Manhattan: Her Year of Joy Reviews

  • Leesa
    Sep 22, 2017

    I've read a lot of books about the life and death Marilyn Monroe. Those books usually focus on her terrible childhood, her time spent on the Hollywood casting couch, her many many failed relationships and her drug addiction. Those books usually paint a bleak portrait of a depressing li...

    I love reading biographies, especially about famous people that I know very little about. When this book crossed my path I eagerly wanted to read it. This book starts off when Marilyn leaves Hollywood and everything else behind her. She had a failed marriage and an acting career, w...

    This is a lovely and heartbreaking portrait of a curious, passionate, and smart woman who was trying so hard for people to really see her. It's evident in this book that it might have been otherwise for Marilyn and the year that she spent in Manhattan may have been the closest she came...

    "Somebody asked me when I was born and I said, 'Just recently, in New York'" I can't tell you how much i loved this wonderful account of Marilyn's year of liberation and discovery in New York, 1955. So glad this had that specific focus and we get to see Marilyn happy, full of hope, ...

    What could go wrong with 2 of my favorite things? Marilyn Monroe and NYC? Elizabeth Winder author of the wonderful Pain and parties in New York (about another favorite of mine Sylvia Plath) takes a year that Marilyn spent with photographer Milton Greene and wife Amy. Winder is a real t...

    Who isn't obsessed with Marilyn? Gone way before her time. I've read a lot of stuff about Marilyn, but I had no idea that she had spent almost a year in New York during a disagreement with her studio. She was tired of the sex kitten roles and she wanted to be an actress. Which is where...

    This book was the first I've read about the life of Marilyn Monroe and I loved it. In this book Marilyn's year of living in New York really seems to have been the best time of her life. She loved the social life and makes friends everywhere she goes. Marilyn is supported by the Greene ...

    This is a biography about the most important and to the author the happiest years of Ms. Monroe's life. This is the year that she breaks away from Fox studio where she has been typecast into "dumb" blonde roles. She wants badly to be taken seriously for her acting. She moves from Holl...

    Elizabeth Winder is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. Earlier this year I read her book about Sylvia Plath, Pain Parties Work, and I adored it. When I saw that she had written a new book about another one of my favourite women, the one and only Marilyn Monroe, I knew I had to ...

    I received a free copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. There are so many things I can say about this book that I just don't have time to write them all down. So in order to shorten it up a little bit I will just say that this book was one of the best portr...

    "She stretched out in her bathrobe on the floor of the Waldorf-Astoria, scrawling poems on crisp hotel stationery." "With Wuthering Heights meets Jean Harlow hair." "She looked like a blonde peach." "crates of unopened Chanel No 5, and" "Pert shoulders framed her face like ...

  • Lorri Steinbacher
    Feb 27, 2017

    I've read a lot of books about the life and death Marilyn Monroe. Those books usually focus on her terrible childhood, her time spent on the Hollywood casting couch, her many many failed relationships and her drug addiction. Those books usually paint a bleak portrait of a depressing li...

    I love reading biographies, especially about famous people that I know very little about. When this book crossed my path I eagerly wanted to read it. This book starts off when Marilyn leaves Hollywood and everything else behind her. She had a failed marriage and an acting career, w...

    This is a lovely and heartbreaking portrait of a curious, passionate, and smart woman who was trying so hard for people to really see her. It's evident in this book that it might have been otherwise for Marilyn and the year that she spent in Manhattan may have been the closest she came...

  • Jennifer
    May 05, 2017

    I've read a lot of books about the life and death Marilyn Monroe. Those books usually focus on her terrible childhood, her time spent on the Hollywood casting couch, her many many failed relationships and her drug addiction. Those books usually paint a bleak portrait of a depressing li...

    I love reading biographies, especially about famous people that I know very little about. When this book crossed my path I eagerly wanted to read it. This book starts off when Marilyn leaves Hollywood and everything else behind her. She had a failed marriage and an acting career, w...

    This is a lovely and heartbreaking portrait of a curious, passionate, and smart woman who was trying so hard for people to really see her. It's evident in this book that it might have been otherwise for Marilyn and the year that she spent in Manhattan may have been the closest she came...

    "Somebody asked me when I was born and I said, 'Just recently, in New York'" I can't tell you how much i loved this wonderful account of Marilyn's year of liberation and discovery in New York, 1955. So glad this had that specific focus and we get to see Marilyn happy, full of hope, ...

    What could go wrong with 2 of my favorite things? Marilyn Monroe and NYC? Elizabeth Winder author of the wonderful Pain and parties in New York (about another favorite of mine Sylvia Plath) takes a year that Marilyn spent with photographer Milton Greene and wife Amy. Winder is a real t...

    Who isn't obsessed with Marilyn? Gone way before her time. I've read a lot of stuff about Marilyn, but I had no idea that she had spent almost a year in New York during a disagreement with her studio. She was tired of the sex kitten roles and she wanted to be an actress. Which is where...

    This book was the first I've read about the life of Marilyn Monroe and I loved it. In this book Marilyn's year of living in New York really seems to have been the best time of her life. She loved the social life and makes friends everywhere she goes. Marilyn is supported by the Greene ...

    This is a biography about the most important and to the author the happiest years of Ms. Monroe's life. This is the year that she breaks away from Fox studio where she has been typecast into "dumb" blonde roles. She wants badly to be taken seriously for her acting. She moves from Holl...

    Elizabeth Winder is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. Earlier this year I read her book about Sylvia Plath, Pain Parties Work, and I adored it. When I saw that she had written a new book about another one of my favourite women, the one and only Marilyn Monroe, I knew I had to ...

    I received a free copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. There are so many things I can say about this book that I just don't have time to write them all down. So in order to shorten it up a little bit I will just say that this book was one of the best portr...

    "She stretched out in her bathrobe on the floor of the Waldorf-Astoria, scrawling poems on crisp hotel stationery." "With Wuthering Heights meets Jean Harlow hair." "She looked like a blonde peach." "crates of unopened Chanel No 5, and" "Pert shoulders framed her face like ...

    A fun, frothy read that challenges Marilyn Monroe's sex kitten stereotype by delving into her year of artistic soul searching. Despite her many flirtations and sloppy personal habits, Marilyn is a secret intellectual, devouring Russian literature and studying at the Actor's Studio. Sti...

    Wielkie nadzieje w oparach barbituranów "Marilyn na Manhattanie. Najrado?niejszy rok ?ycia" to z pewno?ci? jedna z najpi?kniej wydanych biografii ostatnich lat ? wysmakowana kolorystyka, fotografie z klas?. Niemal na ka?dej stronie wyczuwalna jest fascynacja autorki ikon...

    Musz? na wst?pie powiedzie?, ?e bardzo mi si? podoba?o ta ksi??ka, która niew?tpliwie jest warta uwagi, ale ma ona kilka minusów i plusów, które tak?e chcia?bym poruszy?. Przechodz?c do konkretów, nie podoba?o mi si? to, ?e oczekiwa?em od tej pozycji troch? wi?...

    The author did her research and writes well, but I already knew a great deal about this time period in MM's life. There were some new insights, but also regurgitated old information. Also, there was a bit too much detail for me. This was a year where MM was mostly sleeping, socializing...

    I took a little bit of time on my lunch break each day to step back in time and read about Marilyn Monroe's (forgotten) year in New York. After spending years playing the blond bombshell in typically over the top roles, she set off to New York to find herself, and while surrounded by g...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and was a little skeptical even after reading the good reviews here...but now I'm totally on board, and have a little crush on Marilyn Monroe, too! This is the first book I've read about her, so I needed to find a couple other sources to learn mo...

    It's refreshing to read a book that has a positive take on Marilyn, and portrays her as a real person. This book looks at Marilyn as an artist, a sensitive woman who was willing to risk it all to pursue her dream of being a serious actress. It relies a little too much on the testimony ...

    I enjoyed this chronicle of the year or so Marilyn Monroe spent in New York (1955), having fled Hollywood to strike out on her own. She started her own production company, threw herself into the study of acting (becoming the darling of no less a figure than Lee Strasberg), and stood he...

    Highly detailed account of Monroe's time in Manhattan after she walked away from Fox Studios. She had a desire to make something of herself as an actor/an artist. Tired of being cast as the blond bombshell, she was supported by friends, who encouraged her to read and participate in les...

    Received through FirstReads.. I really enjoyed this book, probably more than others that I've read about Marilyn Monroe. Of course this focuses on only one year, so is not really a biography, but there's still a great deal of information packed in. I did really like that this book doe...

  • Bert
    Aug 29, 2017

    I've read a lot of books about the life and death Marilyn Monroe. Those books usually focus on her terrible childhood, her time spent on the Hollywood casting couch, her many many failed relationships and her drug addiction. Those books usually paint a bleak portrait of a depressing li...

    I love reading biographies, especially about famous people that I know very little about. When this book crossed my path I eagerly wanted to read it. This book starts off when Marilyn leaves Hollywood and everything else behind her. She had a failed marriage and an acting career, w...

    This is a lovely and heartbreaking portrait of a curious, passionate, and smart woman who was trying so hard for people to really see her. It's evident in this book that it might have been otherwise for Marilyn and the year that she spent in Manhattan may have been the closest she came...

    "Somebody asked me when I was born and I said, 'Just recently, in New York'" I can't tell you how much i loved this wonderful account of Marilyn's year of liberation and discovery in New York, 1955. So glad this had that specific focus and we get to see Marilyn happy, full of hope, ...

  • Maddie
    Oct 05, 2017

    I've read a lot of books about the life and death Marilyn Monroe. Those books usually focus on her terrible childhood, her time spent on the Hollywood casting couch, her many many failed relationships and her drug addiction. Those books usually paint a bleak portrait of a depressing li...

    I love reading biographies, especially about famous people that I know very little about. When this book crossed my path I eagerly wanted to read it. This book starts off when Marilyn leaves Hollywood and everything else behind her. She had a failed marriage and an acting career, w...

    This is a lovely and heartbreaking portrait of a curious, passionate, and smart woman who was trying so hard for people to really see her. It's evident in this book that it might have been otherwise for Marilyn and the year that she spent in Manhattan may have been the closest she came...

    "Somebody asked me when I was born and I said, 'Just recently, in New York'" I can't tell you how much i loved this wonderful account of Marilyn's year of liberation and discovery in New York, 1955. So glad this had that specific focus and we get to see Marilyn happy, full of hope, ...

    What could go wrong with 2 of my favorite things? Marilyn Monroe and NYC? Elizabeth Winder author of the wonderful Pain and parties in New York (about another favorite of mine Sylvia Plath) takes a year that Marilyn spent with photographer Milton Greene and wife Amy. Winder is a real t...

    Who isn't obsessed with Marilyn? Gone way before her time. I've read a lot of stuff about Marilyn, but I had no idea that she had spent almost a year in New York during a disagreement with her studio. She was tired of the sex kitten roles and she wanted to be an actress. Which is where...

    This book was the first I've read about the life of Marilyn Monroe and I loved it. In this book Marilyn's year of living in New York really seems to have been the best time of her life. She loved the social life and makes friends everywhere she goes. Marilyn is supported by the Greene ...

    This is a biography about the most important and to the author the happiest years of Ms. Monroe's life. This is the year that she breaks away from Fox studio where she has been typecast into "dumb" blonde roles. She wants badly to be taken seriously for her acting. She moves from Holl...

    Elizabeth Winder is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. Earlier this year I read her book about Sylvia Plath, Pain Parties Work, and I adored it. When I saw that she had written a new book about another one of my favourite women, the one and only Marilyn Monroe, I knew I had to ...

    I received a free copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. There are so many things I can say about this book that I just don't have time to write them all down. So in order to shorten it up a little bit I will just say that this book was one of the best portr...

    "She stretched out in her bathrobe on the floor of the Waldorf-Astoria, scrawling poems on crisp hotel stationery." "With Wuthering Heights meets Jean Harlow hair." "She looked like a blonde peach." "crates of unopened Chanel No 5, and" "Pert shoulders framed her face like ...

    A fun, frothy read that challenges Marilyn Monroe's sex kitten stereotype by delving into her year of artistic soul searching. Despite her many flirtations and sloppy personal habits, Marilyn is a secret intellectual, devouring Russian literature and studying at the Actor's Studio. Sti...

    Wielkie nadzieje w oparach barbituranów "Marilyn na Manhattanie. Najrado?niejszy rok ?ycia" to z pewno?ci? jedna z najpi?kniej wydanych biografii ostatnich lat ? wysmakowana kolorystyka, fotografie z klas?. Niemal na ka?dej stronie wyczuwalna jest fascynacja autorki ikon...

    Musz? na wst?pie powiedzie?, ?e bardzo mi si? podoba?o ta ksi??ka, która niew?tpliwie jest warta uwagi, ale ma ona kilka minusów i plusów, które tak?e chcia?bym poruszy?. Przechodz?c do konkretów, nie podoba?o mi si? to, ?e oczekiwa?em od tej pozycji troch? wi?...

    The author did her research and writes well, but I already knew a great deal about this time period in MM's life. There were some new insights, but also regurgitated old information. Also, there was a bit too much detail for me. This was a year where MM was mostly sleeping, socializing...

    I took a little bit of time on my lunch break each day to step back in time and read about Marilyn Monroe's (forgotten) year in New York. After spending years playing the blond bombshell in typically over the top roles, she set off to New York to find herself, and while surrounded by g...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and was a little skeptical even after reading the good reviews here...but now I'm totally on board, and have a little crush on Marilyn Monroe, too! This is the first book I've read about her, so I needed to find a couple other sources to learn mo...

    It's refreshing to read a book that has a positive take on Marilyn, and portrays her as a real person. This book looks at Marilyn as an artist, a sensitive woman who was willing to risk it all to pursue her dream of being a serious actress. It relies a little too much on the testimony ...

    I enjoyed this chronicle of the year or so Marilyn Monroe spent in New York (1955), having fled Hollywood to strike out on her own. She started her own production company, threw herself into the study of acting (becoming the darling of no less a figure than Lee Strasberg), and stood he...

    Highly detailed account of Monroe's time in Manhattan after she walked away from Fox Studios. She had a desire to make something of herself as an actor/an artist. Tired of being cast as the blond bombshell, she was supported by friends, who encouraged her to read and participate in les...

    Received through FirstReads.. I really enjoyed this book, probably more than others that I've read about Marilyn Monroe. Of course this focuses on only one year, so is not really a biography, but there's still a great deal of information packed in. I did really like that this book doe...

    I fell in love with this book and couldn't put it down once I started it. The author shows Marilyn as someone who was smart, kind, thoughtful, funny, introverted to some extent, bookish, schoolmarmish, unassuming.....as well as sexy. She was a wonderful, good person who was not treated...

    So what if half of the book was about telling us what she wore? A delightful account of Marilyn's time in New York and the motivations and inner struggles that brought her out there. Can't get enough good Marilyn stories. ...

    A beautiful glimpse into a year of magic and transformation for MM. Having experienced a small taste of that same magic that NYC holds, it was a perfect read for escape. Any fan of Marilyn Monroe and New York City will enjoy this book ...

    Marilyn Monroe was a fascinating woman. She was definitely one of a kind and I enjoyed reading about certain parts of her life. ...

    In short, she walked around nude a lot, had severe mental issues, choose the worst husbands, but could definitely act. I enjoyed most of the book, yet lost count of the nudity. ...

    Even though it sometimes seemed a bit unfocused, this has given me one of what seems to be truest and most nuanced portrait of Marilyn Monroe that I've come across. ...

    I love his book! A beautiful tribute to MM and to NYC. ...

    Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck! ...

  • Leslie
    May 14, 2017

    I've read a lot of books about the life and death Marilyn Monroe. Those books usually focus on her terrible childhood, her time spent on the Hollywood casting couch, her many many failed relationships and her drug addiction. Those books usually paint a bleak portrait of a depressing li...

    I love reading biographies, especially about famous people that I know very little about. When this book crossed my path I eagerly wanted to read it. This book starts off when Marilyn leaves Hollywood and everything else behind her. She had a failed marriage and an acting career, w...

    This is a lovely and heartbreaking portrait of a curious, passionate, and smart woman who was trying so hard for people to really see her. It's evident in this book that it might have been otherwise for Marilyn and the year that she spent in Manhattan may have been the closest she came...

    "Somebody asked me when I was born and I said, 'Just recently, in New York'" I can't tell you how much i loved this wonderful account of Marilyn's year of liberation and discovery in New York, 1955. So glad this had that specific focus and we get to see Marilyn happy, full of hope, ...

    What could go wrong with 2 of my favorite things? Marilyn Monroe and NYC? Elizabeth Winder author of the wonderful Pain and parties in New York (about another favorite of mine Sylvia Plath) takes a year that Marilyn spent with photographer Milton Greene and wife Amy. Winder is a real t...

    Who isn't obsessed with Marilyn? Gone way before her time. I've read a lot of stuff about Marilyn, but I had no idea that she had spent almost a year in New York during a disagreement with her studio. She was tired of the sex kitten roles and she wanted to be an actress. Which is where...

    This book was the first I've read about the life of Marilyn Monroe and I loved it. In this book Marilyn's year of living in New York really seems to have been the best time of her life. She loved the social life and makes friends everywhere she goes. Marilyn is supported by the Greene ...

    This is a biography about the most important and to the author the happiest years of Ms. Monroe's life. This is the year that she breaks away from Fox studio where she has been typecast into "dumb" blonde roles. She wants badly to be taken seriously for her acting. She moves from Holl...

    Elizabeth Winder is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. Earlier this year I read her book about Sylvia Plath, Pain Parties Work, and I adored it. When I saw that she had written a new book about another one of my favourite women, the one and only Marilyn Monroe, I knew I had to ...

    I received a free copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. There are so many things I can say about this book that I just don't have time to write them all down. So in order to shorten it up a little bit I will just say that this book was one of the best portr...

    "She stretched out in her bathrobe on the floor of the Waldorf-Astoria, scrawling poems on crisp hotel stationery." "With Wuthering Heights meets Jean Harlow hair." "She looked like a blonde peach." "crates of unopened Chanel No 5, and" "Pert shoulders framed her face like ...

    A fun, frothy read that challenges Marilyn Monroe's sex kitten stereotype by delving into her year of artistic soul searching. Despite her many flirtations and sloppy personal habits, Marilyn is a secret intellectual, devouring Russian literature and studying at the Actor's Studio. Sti...

    Wielkie nadzieje w oparach barbituranów "Marilyn na Manhattanie. Najrado?niejszy rok ?ycia" to z pewno?ci? jedna z najpi?kniej wydanych biografii ostatnich lat ? wysmakowana kolorystyka, fotografie z klas?. Niemal na ka?dej stronie wyczuwalna jest fascynacja autorki ikon...

    Musz? na wst?pie powiedzie?, ?e bardzo mi si? podoba?o ta ksi??ka, która niew?tpliwie jest warta uwagi, ale ma ona kilka minusów i plusów, które tak?e chcia?bym poruszy?. Przechodz?c do konkretów, nie podoba?o mi si? to, ?e oczekiwa?em od tej pozycji troch? wi?...

    The author did her research and writes well, but I already knew a great deal about this time period in MM's life. There were some new insights, but also regurgitated old information. Also, there was a bit too much detail for me. This was a year where MM was mostly sleeping, socializing...

    I took a little bit of time on my lunch break each day to step back in time and read about Marilyn Monroe's (forgotten) year in New York. After spending years playing the blond bombshell in typically over the top roles, she set off to New York to find herself, and while surrounded by g...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and was a little skeptical even after reading the good reviews here...but now I'm totally on board, and have a little crush on Marilyn Monroe, too! This is the first book I've read about her, so I needed to find a couple other sources to learn mo...

    It's refreshing to read a book that has a positive take on Marilyn, and portrays her as a real person. This book looks at Marilyn as an artist, a sensitive woman who was willing to risk it all to pursue her dream of being a serious actress. It relies a little too much on the testimony ...

  • Coleen
    Jun 02, 2017

    I've read a lot of books about the life and death Marilyn Monroe. Those books usually focus on her terrible childhood, her time spent on the Hollywood casting couch, her many many failed relationships and her drug addiction. Those books usually paint a bleak portrait of a depressing li...

    I love reading biographies, especially about famous people that I know very little about. When this book crossed my path I eagerly wanted to read it. This book starts off when Marilyn leaves Hollywood and everything else behind her. She had a failed marriage and an acting career, w...

    This is a lovely and heartbreaking portrait of a curious, passionate, and smart woman who was trying so hard for people to really see her. It's evident in this book that it might have been otherwise for Marilyn and the year that she spent in Manhattan may have been the closest she came...

    "Somebody asked me when I was born and I said, 'Just recently, in New York'" I can't tell you how much i loved this wonderful account of Marilyn's year of liberation and discovery in New York, 1955. So glad this had that specific focus and we get to see Marilyn happy, full of hope, ...

    What could go wrong with 2 of my favorite things? Marilyn Monroe and NYC? Elizabeth Winder author of the wonderful Pain and parties in New York (about another favorite of mine Sylvia Plath) takes a year that Marilyn spent with photographer Milton Greene and wife Amy. Winder is a real t...

    Who isn't obsessed with Marilyn? Gone way before her time. I've read a lot of stuff about Marilyn, but I had no idea that she had spent almost a year in New York during a disagreement with her studio. She was tired of the sex kitten roles and she wanted to be an actress. Which is where...

    This book was the first I've read about the life of Marilyn Monroe and I loved it. In this book Marilyn's year of living in New York really seems to have been the best time of her life. She loved the social life and makes friends everywhere she goes. Marilyn is supported by the Greene ...

    This is a biography about the most important and to the author the happiest years of Ms. Monroe's life. This is the year that she breaks away from Fox studio where she has been typecast into "dumb" blonde roles. She wants badly to be taken seriously for her acting. She moves from Holl...

    Elizabeth Winder is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. Earlier this year I read her book about Sylvia Plath, Pain Parties Work, and I adored it. When I saw that she had written a new book about another one of my favourite women, the one and only Marilyn Monroe, I knew I had to ...

    I received a free copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. There are so many things I can say about this book that I just don't have time to write them all down. So in order to shorten it up a little bit I will just say that this book was one of the best portr...

    "She stretched out in her bathrobe on the floor of the Waldorf-Astoria, scrawling poems on crisp hotel stationery." "With Wuthering Heights meets Jean Harlow hair." "She looked like a blonde peach." "crates of unopened Chanel No 5, and" "Pert shoulders framed her face like ...

    A fun, frothy read that challenges Marilyn Monroe's sex kitten stereotype by delving into her year of artistic soul searching. Despite her many flirtations and sloppy personal habits, Marilyn is a secret intellectual, devouring Russian literature and studying at the Actor's Studio. Sti...

    Wielkie nadzieje w oparach barbituranów "Marilyn na Manhattanie. Najrado?niejszy rok ?ycia" to z pewno?ci? jedna z najpi?kniej wydanych biografii ostatnich lat ? wysmakowana kolorystyka, fotografie z klas?. Niemal na ka?dej stronie wyczuwalna jest fascynacja autorki ikon...

    Musz? na wst?pie powiedzie?, ?e bardzo mi si? podoba?o ta ksi??ka, która niew?tpliwie jest warta uwagi, ale ma ona kilka minusów i plusów, które tak?e chcia?bym poruszy?. Przechodz?c do konkretów, nie podoba?o mi si? to, ?e oczekiwa?em od tej pozycji troch? wi?...

    The author did her research and writes well, but I already knew a great deal about this time period in MM's life. There were some new insights, but also regurgitated old information. Also, there was a bit too much detail for me. This was a year where MM was mostly sleeping, socializing...

    I took a little bit of time on my lunch break each day to step back in time and read about Marilyn Monroe's (forgotten) year in New York. After spending years playing the blond bombshell in typically over the top roles, she set off to New York to find herself, and while surrounded by g...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and was a little skeptical even after reading the good reviews here...but now I'm totally on board, and have a little crush on Marilyn Monroe, too! This is the first book I've read about her, so I needed to find a couple other sources to learn mo...

    It's refreshing to read a book that has a positive take on Marilyn, and portrays her as a real person. This book looks at Marilyn as an artist, a sensitive woman who was willing to risk it all to pursue her dream of being a serious actress. It relies a little too much on the testimony ...

    I enjoyed this chronicle of the year or so Marilyn Monroe spent in New York (1955), having fled Hollywood to strike out on her own. She started her own production company, threw herself into the study of acting (becoming the darling of no less a figure than Lee Strasberg), and stood he...

    Highly detailed account of Monroe's time in Manhattan after she walked away from Fox Studios. She had a desire to make something of herself as an actor/an artist. Tired of being cast as the blond bombshell, she was supported by friends, who encouraged her to read and participate in les...

  • Angela
    May 14, 2017

    I've read a lot of books about the life and death Marilyn Monroe. Those books usually focus on her terrible childhood, her time spent on the Hollywood casting couch, her many many failed relationships and her drug addiction. Those books usually paint a bleak portrait of a depressing li...

    I love reading biographies, especially about famous people that I know very little about. When this book crossed my path I eagerly wanted to read it. This book starts off when Marilyn leaves Hollywood and everything else behind her. She had a failed marriage and an acting career, w...

    This is a lovely and heartbreaking portrait of a curious, passionate, and smart woman who was trying so hard for people to really see her. It's evident in this book that it might have been otherwise for Marilyn and the year that she spent in Manhattan may have been the closest she came...

    "Somebody asked me when I was born and I said, 'Just recently, in New York'" I can't tell you how much i loved this wonderful account of Marilyn's year of liberation and discovery in New York, 1955. So glad this had that specific focus and we get to see Marilyn happy, full of hope, ...

    What could go wrong with 2 of my favorite things? Marilyn Monroe and NYC? Elizabeth Winder author of the wonderful Pain and parties in New York (about another favorite of mine Sylvia Plath) takes a year that Marilyn spent with photographer Milton Greene and wife Amy. Winder is a real t...

    Who isn't obsessed with Marilyn? Gone way before her time. I've read a lot of stuff about Marilyn, but I had no idea that she had spent almost a year in New York during a disagreement with her studio. She was tired of the sex kitten roles and she wanted to be an actress. Which is where...

    This book was the first I've read about the life of Marilyn Monroe and I loved it. In this book Marilyn's year of living in New York really seems to have been the best time of her life. She loved the social life and makes friends everywhere she goes. Marilyn is supported by the Greene ...

    This is a biography about the most important and to the author the happiest years of Ms. Monroe's life. This is the year that she breaks away from Fox studio where she has been typecast into "dumb" blonde roles. She wants badly to be taken seriously for her acting. She moves from Holl...

    Elizabeth Winder is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. Earlier this year I read her book about Sylvia Plath, Pain Parties Work, and I adored it. When I saw that she had written a new book about another one of my favourite women, the one and only Marilyn Monroe, I knew I had to ...

    I received a free copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. There are so many things I can say about this book that I just don't have time to write them all down. So in order to shorten it up a little bit I will just say that this book was one of the best portr...

    "She stretched out in her bathrobe on the floor of the Waldorf-Astoria, scrawling poems on crisp hotel stationery." "With Wuthering Heights meets Jean Harlow hair." "She looked like a blonde peach." "crates of unopened Chanel No 5, and" "Pert shoulders framed her face like ...

    A fun, frothy read that challenges Marilyn Monroe's sex kitten stereotype by delving into her year of artistic soul searching. Despite her many flirtations and sloppy personal habits, Marilyn is a secret intellectual, devouring Russian literature and studying at the Actor's Studio. Sti...

    Wielkie nadzieje w oparach barbituranów "Marilyn na Manhattanie. Najrado?niejszy rok ?ycia" to z pewno?ci? jedna z najpi?kniej wydanych biografii ostatnich lat ? wysmakowana kolorystyka, fotografie z klas?. Niemal na ka?dej stronie wyczuwalna jest fascynacja autorki ikon...

    Musz? na wst?pie powiedzie?, ?e bardzo mi si? podoba?o ta ksi??ka, która niew?tpliwie jest warta uwagi, ale ma ona kilka minusów i plusów, które tak?e chcia?bym poruszy?. Przechodz?c do konkretów, nie podoba?o mi si? to, ?e oczekiwa?em od tej pozycji troch? wi?...

    The author did her research and writes well, but I already knew a great deal about this time period in MM's life. There were some new insights, but also regurgitated old information. Also, there was a bit too much detail for me. This was a year where MM was mostly sleeping, socializing...

    I took a little bit of time on my lunch break each day to step back in time and read about Marilyn Monroe's (forgotten) year in New York. After spending years playing the blond bombshell in typically over the top roles, she set off to New York to find herself, and while surrounded by g...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and was a little skeptical even after reading the good reviews here...but now I'm totally on board, and have a little crush on Marilyn Monroe, too! This is the first book I've read about her, so I needed to find a couple other sources to learn mo...

    It's refreshing to read a book that has a positive take on Marilyn, and portrays her as a real person. This book looks at Marilyn as an artist, a sensitive woman who was willing to risk it all to pursue her dream of being a serious actress. It relies a little too much on the testimony ...

    I enjoyed this chronicle of the year or so Marilyn Monroe spent in New York (1955), having fled Hollywood to strike out on her own. She started her own production company, threw herself into the study of acting (becoming the darling of no less a figure than Lee Strasberg), and stood he...

    Highly detailed account of Monroe's time in Manhattan after she walked away from Fox Studios. She had a desire to make something of herself as an actor/an artist. Tired of being cast as the blond bombshell, she was supported by friends, who encouraged her to read and participate in les...

    Received through FirstReads.. I really enjoyed this book, probably more than others that I've read about Marilyn Monroe. Of course this focuses on only one year, so is not really a biography, but there's still a great deal of information packed in. I did really like that this book doe...

    I fell in love with this book and couldn't put it down once I started it. The author shows Marilyn as someone who was smart, kind, thoughtful, funny, introverted to some extent, bookish, schoolmarmish, unassuming.....as well as sexy. She was a wonderful, good person who was not treated...

    So what if half of the book was about telling us what she wore? A delightful account of Marilyn's time in New York and the motivations and inner struggles that brought her out there. Can't get enough good Marilyn stories. ...

    A beautiful glimpse into a year of magic and transformation for MM. Having experienced a small taste of that same magic that NYC holds, it was a perfect read for escape. Any fan of Marilyn Monroe and New York City will enjoy this book ...

    Marilyn Monroe was a fascinating woman. She was definitely one of a kind and I enjoyed reading about certain parts of her life. ...

    In short, she walked around nude a lot, had severe mental issues, choose the worst husbands, but could definitely act. I enjoyed most of the book, yet lost count of the nudity. ...

    Even though it sometimes seemed a bit unfocused, this has given me one of what seems to be truest and most nuanced portrait of Marilyn Monroe that I've come across. ...

    I love his book! A beautiful tribute to MM and to NYC. ...

  •  wade
    Apr 02, 2017

    I've read a lot of books about the life and death Marilyn Monroe. Those books usually focus on her terrible childhood, her time spent on the Hollywood casting couch, her many many failed relationships and her drug addiction. Those books usually paint a bleak portrait of a depressing li...

    I love reading biographies, especially about famous people that I know very little about. When this book crossed my path I eagerly wanted to read it. This book starts off when Marilyn leaves Hollywood and everything else behind her. She had a failed marriage and an acting career, w...

    This is a lovely and heartbreaking portrait of a curious, passionate, and smart woman who was trying so hard for people to really see her. It's evident in this book that it might have been otherwise for Marilyn and the year that she spent in Manhattan may have been the closest she came...

    "Somebody asked me when I was born and I said, 'Just recently, in New York'" I can't tell you how much i loved this wonderful account of Marilyn's year of liberation and discovery in New York, 1955. So glad this had that specific focus and we get to see Marilyn happy, full of hope, ...

    What could go wrong with 2 of my favorite things? Marilyn Monroe and NYC? Elizabeth Winder author of the wonderful Pain and parties in New York (about another favorite of mine Sylvia Plath) takes a year that Marilyn spent with photographer Milton Greene and wife Amy. Winder is a real t...

    Who isn't obsessed with Marilyn? Gone way before her time. I've read a lot of stuff about Marilyn, but I had no idea that she had spent almost a year in New York during a disagreement with her studio. She was tired of the sex kitten roles and she wanted to be an actress. Which is where...

    This book was the first I've read about the life of Marilyn Monroe and I loved it. In this book Marilyn's year of living in New York really seems to have been the best time of her life. She loved the social life and makes friends everywhere she goes. Marilyn is supported by the Greene ...

    This is a biography about the most important and to the author the happiest years of Ms. Monroe's life. This is the year that she breaks away from Fox studio where she has been typecast into "dumb" blonde roles. She wants badly to be taken seriously for her acting. She moves from Holl...

  • Debbie
    Feb 19, 2017

    I've read a lot of books about the life and death Marilyn Monroe. Those books usually focus on her terrible childhood, her time spent on the Hollywood casting couch, her many many failed relationships and her drug addiction. Those books usually paint a bleak portrait of a depressing li...

    I love reading biographies, especially about famous people that I know very little about. When this book crossed my path I eagerly wanted to read it. This book starts off when Marilyn leaves Hollywood and everything else behind her. She had a failed marriage and an acting career, w...

    This is a lovely and heartbreaking portrait of a curious, passionate, and smart woman who was trying so hard for people to really see her. It's evident in this book that it might have been otherwise for Marilyn and the year that she spent in Manhattan may have been the closest she came...

    "Somebody asked me when I was born and I said, 'Just recently, in New York'" I can't tell you how much i loved this wonderful account of Marilyn's year of liberation and discovery in New York, 1955. So glad this had that specific focus and we get to see Marilyn happy, full of hope, ...

    What could go wrong with 2 of my favorite things? Marilyn Monroe and NYC? Elizabeth Winder author of the wonderful Pain and parties in New York (about another favorite of mine Sylvia Plath) takes a year that Marilyn spent with photographer Milton Greene and wife Amy. Winder is a real t...

    Who isn't obsessed with Marilyn? Gone way before her time. I've read a lot of stuff about Marilyn, but I had no idea that she had spent almost a year in New York during a disagreement with her studio. She was tired of the sex kitten roles and she wanted to be an actress. Which is where...

  • Samantha
    Aug 12, 2017

    I've read a lot of books about the life and death Marilyn Monroe. Those books usually focus on her terrible childhood, her time spent on the Hollywood casting couch, her many many failed relationships and her drug addiction. Those books usually paint a bleak portrait of a depressing li...

    I love reading biographies, especially about famous people that I know very little about. When this book crossed my path I eagerly wanted to read it. This book starts off when Marilyn leaves Hollywood and everything else behind her. She had a failed marriage and an acting career, w...

    This is a lovely and heartbreaking portrait of a curious, passionate, and smart woman who was trying so hard for people to really see her. It's evident in this book that it might have been otherwise for Marilyn and the year that she spent in Manhattan may have been the closest she came...

    "Somebody asked me when I was born and I said, 'Just recently, in New York'" I can't tell you how much i loved this wonderful account of Marilyn's year of liberation and discovery in New York, 1955. So glad this had that specific focus and we get to see Marilyn happy, full of hope, ...

    What could go wrong with 2 of my favorite things? Marilyn Monroe and NYC? Elizabeth Winder author of the wonderful Pain and parties in New York (about another favorite of mine Sylvia Plath) takes a year that Marilyn spent with photographer Milton Greene and wife Amy. Winder is a real t...

    Who isn't obsessed with Marilyn? Gone way before her time. I've read a lot of stuff about Marilyn, but I had no idea that she had spent almost a year in New York during a disagreement with her studio. She was tired of the sex kitten roles and she wanted to be an actress. Which is where...

    This book was the first I've read about the life of Marilyn Monroe and I loved it. In this book Marilyn's year of living in New York really seems to have been the best time of her life. She loved the social life and makes friends everywhere she goes. Marilyn is supported by the Greene ...

    This is a biography about the most important and to the author the happiest years of Ms. Monroe's life. This is the year that she breaks away from Fox studio where she has been typecast into "dumb" blonde roles. She wants badly to be taken seriously for her acting. She moves from Holl...

    Elizabeth Winder is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. Earlier this year I read her book about Sylvia Plath, Pain Parties Work, and I adored it. When I saw that she had written a new book about another one of my favourite women, the one and only Marilyn Monroe, I knew I had to ...

    I received a free copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. There are so many things I can say about this book that I just don't have time to write them all down. So in order to shorten it up a little bit I will just say that this book was one of the best portr...

    "She stretched out in her bathrobe on the floor of the Waldorf-Astoria, scrawling poems on crisp hotel stationery." "With Wuthering Heights meets Jean Harlow hair." "She looked like a blonde peach." "crates of unopened Chanel No 5, and" "Pert shoulders framed her face like ...

    A fun, frothy read that challenges Marilyn Monroe's sex kitten stereotype by delving into her year of artistic soul searching. Despite her many flirtations and sloppy personal habits, Marilyn is a secret intellectual, devouring Russian literature and studying at the Actor's Studio. Sti...

    Wielkie nadzieje w oparach barbituranów "Marilyn na Manhattanie. Najrado?niejszy rok ?ycia" to z pewno?ci? jedna z najpi?kniej wydanych biografii ostatnich lat ? wysmakowana kolorystyka, fotografie z klas?. Niemal na ka?dej stronie wyczuwalna jest fascynacja autorki ikon...

    Musz? na wst?pie powiedzie?, ?e bardzo mi si? podoba?o ta ksi??ka, która niew?tpliwie jest warta uwagi, ale ma ona kilka minusów i plusów, które tak?e chcia?bym poruszy?. Przechodz?c do konkretów, nie podoba?o mi si? to, ?e oczekiwa?em od tej pozycji troch? wi?...

    The author did her research and writes well, but I already knew a great deal about this time period in MM's life. There were some new insights, but also regurgitated old information. Also, there was a bit too much detail for me. This was a year where MM was mostly sleeping, socializing...

    I took a little bit of time on my lunch break each day to step back in time and read about Marilyn Monroe's (forgotten) year in New York. After spending years playing the blond bombshell in typically over the top roles, she set off to New York to find herself, and while surrounded by g...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and was a little skeptical even after reading the good reviews here...but now I'm totally on board, and have a little crush on Marilyn Monroe, too! This is the first book I've read about her, so I needed to find a couple other sources to learn mo...

    It's refreshing to read a book that has a positive take on Marilyn, and portrays her as a real person. This book looks at Marilyn as an artist, a sensitive woman who was willing to risk it all to pursue her dream of being a serious actress. It relies a little too much on the testimony ...

    I enjoyed this chronicle of the year or so Marilyn Monroe spent in New York (1955), having fled Hollywood to strike out on her own. She started her own production company, threw herself into the study of acting (becoming the darling of no less a figure than Lee Strasberg), and stood he...

    Highly detailed account of Monroe's time in Manhattan after she walked away from Fox Studios. She had a desire to make something of herself as an actor/an artist. Tired of being cast as the blond bombshell, she was supported by friends, who encouraged her to read and participate in les...

    Received through FirstReads.. I really enjoyed this book, probably more than others that I've read about Marilyn Monroe. Of course this focuses on only one year, so is not really a biography, but there's still a great deal of information packed in. I did really like that this book doe...

    I fell in love with this book and couldn't put it down once I started it. The author shows Marilyn as someone who was smart, kind, thoughtful, funny, introverted to some extent, bookish, schoolmarmish, unassuming.....as well as sexy. She was a wonderful, good person who was not treated...

    So what if half of the book was about telling us what she wore? A delightful account of Marilyn's time in New York and the motivations and inner struggles that brought her out there. Can't get enough good Marilyn stories. ...

    A beautiful glimpse into a year of magic and transformation for MM. Having experienced a small taste of that same magic that NYC holds, it was a perfect read for escape. Any fan of Marilyn Monroe and New York City will enjoy this book ...

  • Elliot Chalom
    Aug 23, 2017

    I've read a lot of books about the life and death Marilyn Monroe. Those books usually focus on her terrible childhood, her time spent on the Hollywood casting couch, her many many failed relationships and her drug addiction. Those books usually paint a bleak portrait of a depressing li...

    I love reading biographies, especially about famous people that I know very little about. When this book crossed my path I eagerly wanted to read it. This book starts off when Marilyn leaves Hollywood and everything else behind her. She had a failed marriage and an acting career, w...

    This is a lovely and heartbreaking portrait of a curious, passionate, and smart woman who was trying so hard for people to really see her. It's evident in this book that it might have been otherwise for Marilyn and the year that she spent in Manhattan may have been the closest she came...

    "Somebody asked me when I was born and I said, 'Just recently, in New York'" I can't tell you how much i loved this wonderful account of Marilyn's year of liberation and discovery in New York, 1955. So glad this had that specific focus and we get to see Marilyn happy, full of hope, ...

    What could go wrong with 2 of my favorite things? Marilyn Monroe and NYC? Elizabeth Winder author of the wonderful Pain and parties in New York (about another favorite of mine Sylvia Plath) takes a year that Marilyn spent with photographer Milton Greene and wife Amy. Winder is a real t...

    Who isn't obsessed with Marilyn? Gone way before her time. I've read a lot of stuff about Marilyn, but I had no idea that she had spent almost a year in New York during a disagreement with her studio. She was tired of the sex kitten roles and she wanted to be an actress. Which is where...

    This book was the first I've read about the life of Marilyn Monroe and I loved it. In this book Marilyn's year of living in New York really seems to have been the best time of her life. She loved the social life and makes friends everywhere she goes. Marilyn is supported by the Greene ...

    This is a biography about the most important and to the author the happiest years of Ms. Monroe's life. This is the year that she breaks away from Fox studio where she has been typecast into "dumb" blonde roles. She wants badly to be taken seriously for her acting. She moves from Holl...

    Elizabeth Winder is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. Earlier this year I read her book about Sylvia Plath, Pain Parties Work, and I adored it. When I saw that she had written a new book about another one of my favourite women, the one and only Marilyn Monroe, I knew I had to ...

    I received a free copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. There are so many things I can say about this book that I just don't have time to write them all down. So in order to shorten it up a little bit I will just say that this book was one of the best portr...

    "She stretched out in her bathrobe on the floor of the Waldorf-Astoria, scrawling poems on crisp hotel stationery." "With Wuthering Heights meets Jean Harlow hair." "She looked like a blonde peach." "crates of unopened Chanel No 5, and" "Pert shoulders framed her face like ...

    A fun, frothy read that challenges Marilyn Monroe's sex kitten stereotype by delving into her year of artistic soul searching. Despite her many flirtations and sloppy personal habits, Marilyn is a secret intellectual, devouring Russian literature and studying at the Actor's Studio. Sti...

    Wielkie nadzieje w oparach barbituranów "Marilyn na Manhattanie. Najrado?niejszy rok ?ycia" to z pewno?ci? jedna z najpi?kniej wydanych biografii ostatnich lat ? wysmakowana kolorystyka, fotografie z klas?. Niemal na ka?dej stronie wyczuwalna jest fascynacja autorki ikon...

    Musz? na wst?pie powiedzie?, ?e bardzo mi si? podoba?o ta ksi??ka, która niew?tpliwie jest warta uwagi, ale ma ona kilka minusów i plusów, które tak?e chcia?bym poruszy?. Przechodz?c do konkretów, nie podoba?o mi si? to, ?e oczekiwa?em od tej pozycji troch? wi?...

    The author did her research and writes well, but I already knew a great deal about this time period in MM's life. There were some new insights, but also regurgitated old information. Also, there was a bit too much detail for me. This was a year where MM was mostly sleeping, socializing...

    I took a little bit of time on my lunch break each day to step back in time and read about Marilyn Monroe's (forgotten) year in New York. After spending years playing the blond bombshell in typically over the top roles, she set off to New York to find herself, and while surrounded by g...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and was a little skeptical even after reading the good reviews here...but now I'm totally on board, and have a little crush on Marilyn Monroe, too! This is the first book I've read about her, so I needed to find a couple other sources to learn mo...

    It's refreshing to read a book that has a positive take on Marilyn, and portrays her as a real person. This book looks at Marilyn as an artist, a sensitive woman who was willing to risk it all to pursue her dream of being a serious actress. It relies a little too much on the testimony ...

    I enjoyed this chronicle of the year or so Marilyn Monroe spent in New York (1955), having fled Hollywood to strike out on her own. She started her own production company, threw herself into the study of acting (becoming the darling of no less a figure than Lee Strasberg), and stood he...

    Highly detailed account of Monroe's time in Manhattan after she walked away from Fox Studios. She had a desire to make something of herself as an actor/an artist. Tired of being cast as the blond bombshell, she was supported by friends, who encouraged her to read and participate in les...

    Received through FirstReads.. I really enjoyed this book, probably more than others that I've read about Marilyn Monroe. Of course this focuses on only one year, so is not really a biography, but there's still a great deal of information packed in. I did really like that this book doe...

    I fell in love with this book and couldn't put it down once I started it. The author shows Marilyn as someone who was smart, kind, thoughtful, funny, introverted to some extent, bookish, schoolmarmish, unassuming.....as well as sexy. She was a wonderful, good person who was not treated...

    So what if half of the book was about telling us what she wore? A delightful account of Marilyn's time in New York and the motivations and inner struggles that brought her out there. Can't get enough good Marilyn stories. ...

  • Lulu
    Jul 17, 2017

    I've read a lot of books about the life and death Marilyn Monroe. Those books usually focus on her terrible childhood, her time spent on the Hollywood casting couch, her many many failed relationships and her drug addiction. Those books usually paint a bleak portrait of a depressing li...

    I love reading biographies, especially about famous people that I know very little about. When this book crossed my path I eagerly wanted to read it. This book starts off when Marilyn leaves Hollywood and everything else behind her. She had a failed marriage and an acting career, w...

    This is a lovely and heartbreaking portrait of a curious, passionate, and smart woman who was trying so hard for people to really see her. It's evident in this book that it might have been otherwise for Marilyn and the year that she spent in Manhattan may have been the closest she came...

    "Somebody asked me when I was born and I said, 'Just recently, in New York'" I can't tell you how much i loved this wonderful account of Marilyn's year of liberation and discovery in New York, 1955. So glad this had that specific focus and we get to see Marilyn happy, full of hope, ...

    What could go wrong with 2 of my favorite things? Marilyn Monroe and NYC? Elizabeth Winder author of the wonderful Pain and parties in New York (about another favorite of mine Sylvia Plath) takes a year that Marilyn spent with photographer Milton Greene and wife Amy. Winder is a real t...

    Who isn't obsessed with Marilyn? Gone way before her time. I've read a lot of stuff about Marilyn, but I had no idea that she had spent almost a year in New York during a disagreement with her studio. She was tired of the sex kitten roles and she wanted to be an actress. Which is where...

    This book was the first I've read about the life of Marilyn Monroe and I loved it. In this book Marilyn's year of living in New York really seems to have been the best time of her life. She loved the social life and makes friends everywhere she goes. Marilyn is supported by the Greene ...

    This is a biography about the most important and to the author the happiest years of Ms. Monroe's life. This is the year that she breaks away from Fox studio where she has been typecast into "dumb" blonde roles. She wants badly to be taken seriously for her acting. She moves from Holl...

    Elizabeth Winder is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. Earlier this year I read her book about Sylvia Plath, Pain Parties Work, and I adored it. When I saw that she had written a new book about another one of my favourite women, the one and only Marilyn Monroe, I knew I had to ...

    I received a free copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. There are so many things I can say about this book that I just don't have time to write them all down. So in order to shorten it up a little bit I will just say that this book was one of the best portr...

    "She stretched out in her bathrobe on the floor of the Waldorf-Astoria, scrawling poems on crisp hotel stationery." "With Wuthering Heights meets Jean Harlow hair." "She looked like a blonde peach." "crates of unopened Chanel No 5, and" "Pert shoulders framed her face like ...

    A fun, frothy read that challenges Marilyn Monroe's sex kitten stereotype by delving into her year of artistic soul searching. Despite her many flirtations and sloppy personal habits, Marilyn is a secret intellectual, devouring Russian literature and studying at the Actor's Studio. Sti...

    Wielkie nadzieje w oparach barbituranów "Marilyn na Manhattanie. Najrado?niejszy rok ?ycia" to z pewno?ci? jedna z najpi?kniej wydanych biografii ostatnich lat ? wysmakowana kolorystyka, fotografie z klas?. Niemal na ka?dej stronie wyczuwalna jest fascynacja autorki ikon...

    Musz? na wst?pie powiedzie?, ?e bardzo mi si? podoba?o ta ksi??ka, która niew?tpliwie jest warta uwagi, ale ma ona kilka minusów i plusów, które tak?e chcia?bym poruszy?. Przechodz?c do konkretów, nie podoba?o mi si? to, ?e oczekiwa?em od tej pozycji troch? wi?...

    The author did her research and writes well, but I already knew a great deal about this time period in MM's life. There were some new insights, but also regurgitated old information. Also, there was a bit too much detail for me. This was a year where MM was mostly sleeping, socializing...

    I took a little bit of time on my lunch break each day to step back in time and read about Marilyn Monroe's (forgotten) year in New York. After spending years playing the blond bombshell in typically over the top roles, she set off to New York to find herself, and while surrounded by g...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and was a little skeptical even after reading the good reviews here...but now I'm totally on board, and have a little crush on Marilyn Monroe, too! This is the first book I've read about her, so I needed to find a couple other sources to learn mo...

    It's refreshing to read a book that has a positive take on Marilyn, and portrays her as a real person. This book looks at Marilyn as an artist, a sensitive woman who was willing to risk it all to pursue her dream of being a serious actress. It relies a little too much on the testimony ...

    I enjoyed this chronicle of the year or so Marilyn Monroe spent in New York (1955), having fled Hollywood to strike out on her own. She started her own production company, threw herself into the study of acting (becoming the darling of no less a figure than Lee Strasberg), and stood he...

  • Lisa Mcbroom
    Mar 21, 2017

    I've read a lot of books about the life and death Marilyn Monroe. Those books usually focus on her terrible childhood, her time spent on the Hollywood casting couch, her many many failed relationships and her drug addiction. Those books usually paint a bleak portrait of a depressing li...

    I love reading biographies, especially about famous people that I know very little about. When this book crossed my path I eagerly wanted to read it. This book starts off when Marilyn leaves Hollywood and everything else behind her. She had a failed marriage and an acting career, w...

    This is a lovely and heartbreaking portrait of a curious, passionate, and smart woman who was trying so hard for people to really see her. It's evident in this book that it might have been otherwise for Marilyn and the year that she spent in Manhattan may have been the closest she came...

    "Somebody asked me when I was born and I said, 'Just recently, in New York'" I can't tell you how much i loved this wonderful account of Marilyn's year of liberation and discovery in New York, 1955. So glad this had that specific focus and we get to see Marilyn happy, full of hope, ...

    What could go wrong with 2 of my favorite things? Marilyn Monroe and NYC? Elizabeth Winder author of the wonderful Pain and parties in New York (about another favorite of mine Sylvia Plath) takes a year that Marilyn spent with photographer Milton Greene and wife Amy. Winder is a real t...

  • Caroline
    May 26, 2017

    I've read a lot of books about the life and death Marilyn Monroe. Those books usually focus on her terrible childhood, her time spent on the Hollywood casting couch, her many many failed relationships and her drug addiction. Those books usually paint a bleak portrait of a depressing li...

    I love reading biographies, especially about famous people that I know very little about. When this book crossed my path I eagerly wanted to read it. This book starts off when Marilyn leaves Hollywood and everything else behind her. She had a failed marriage and an acting career, w...

    This is a lovely and heartbreaking portrait of a curious, passionate, and smart woman who was trying so hard for people to really see her. It's evident in this book that it might have been otherwise for Marilyn and the year that she spent in Manhattan may have been the closest she came...

    "Somebody asked me when I was born and I said, 'Just recently, in New York'" I can't tell you how much i loved this wonderful account of Marilyn's year of liberation and discovery in New York, 1955. So glad this had that specific focus and we get to see Marilyn happy, full of hope, ...

    What could go wrong with 2 of my favorite things? Marilyn Monroe and NYC? Elizabeth Winder author of the wonderful Pain and parties in New York (about another favorite of mine Sylvia Plath) takes a year that Marilyn spent with photographer Milton Greene and wife Amy. Winder is a real t...

    Who isn't obsessed with Marilyn? Gone way before her time. I've read a lot of stuff about Marilyn, but I had no idea that she had spent almost a year in New York during a disagreement with her studio. She was tired of the sex kitten roles and she wanted to be an actress. Which is where...

    This book was the first I've read about the life of Marilyn Monroe and I loved it. In this book Marilyn's year of living in New York really seems to have been the best time of her life. She loved the social life and makes friends everywhere she goes. Marilyn is supported by the Greene ...

    This is a biography about the most important and to the author the happiest years of Ms. Monroe's life. This is the year that she breaks away from Fox studio where she has been typecast into "dumb" blonde roles. She wants badly to be taken seriously for her acting. She moves from Holl...

    Elizabeth Winder is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. Earlier this year I read her book about Sylvia Plath, Pain Parties Work, and I adored it. When I saw that she had written a new book about another one of my favourite women, the one and only Marilyn Monroe, I knew I had to ...

    I received a free copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. There are so many things I can say about this book that I just don't have time to write them all down. So in order to shorten it up a little bit I will just say that this book was one of the best portr...

    "She stretched out in her bathrobe on the floor of the Waldorf-Astoria, scrawling poems on crisp hotel stationery." "With Wuthering Heights meets Jean Harlow hair." "She looked like a blonde peach." "crates of unopened Chanel No 5, and" "Pert shoulders framed her face like ...

    A fun, frothy read that challenges Marilyn Monroe's sex kitten stereotype by delving into her year of artistic soul searching. Despite her many flirtations and sloppy personal habits, Marilyn is a secret intellectual, devouring Russian literature and studying at the Actor's Studio. Sti...

    Wielkie nadzieje w oparach barbituranów "Marilyn na Manhattanie. Najrado?niejszy rok ?ycia" to z pewno?ci? jedna z najpi?kniej wydanych biografii ostatnich lat ? wysmakowana kolorystyka, fotografie z klas?. Niemal na ka?dej stronie wyczuwalna jest fascynacja autorki ikon...

    Musz? na wst?pie powiedzie?, ?e bardzo mi si? podoba?o ta ksi??ka, która niew?tpliwie jest warta uwagi, ale ma ona kilka minusów i plusów, które tak?e chcia?bym poruszy?. Przechodz?c do konkretów, nie podoba?o mi si? to, ?e oczekiwa?em od tej pozycji troch? wi?...

    The author did her research and writes well, but I already knew a great deal about this time period in MM's life. There were some new insights, but also regurgitated old information. Also, there was a bit too much detail for me. This was a year where MM was mostly sleeping, socializing...

    I took a little bit of time on my lunch break each day to step back in time and read about Marilyn Monroe's (forgotten) year in New York. After spending years playing the blond bombshell in typically over the top roles, she set off to New York to find herself, and while surrounded by g...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and was a little skeptical even after reading the good reviews here...but now I'm totally on board, and have a little crush on Marilyn Monroe, too! This is the first book I've read about her, so I needed to find a couple other sources to learn mo...

  • Mariah
    Aug 20, 2017

    I've read a lot of books about the life and death Marilyn Monroe. Those books usually focus on her terrible childhood, her time spent on the Hollywood casting couch, her many many failed relationships and her drug addiction. Those books usually paint a bleak portrait of a depressing li...

    I love reading biographies, especially about famous people that I know very little about. When this book crossed my path I eagerly wanted to read it. This book starts off when Marilyn leaves Hollywood and everything else behind her. She had a failed marriage and an acting career, w...

  • Amy Morgan
    Feb 09, 2017

    I've read a lot of books about the life and death Marilyn Monroe. Those books usually focus on her terrible childhood, her time spent on the Hollywood casting couch, her many many failed relationships and her drug addiction. Those books usually paint a bleak portrait of a depressing li...

    I love reading biographies, especially about famous people that I know very little about. When this book crossed my path I eagerly wanted to read it. This book starts off when Marilyn leaves Hollywood and everything else behind her. She had a failed marriage and an acting career, w...

    This is a lovely and heartbreaking portrait of a curious, passionate, and smart woman who was trying so hard for people to really see her. It's evident in this book that it might have been otherwise for Marilyn and the year that she spent in Manhattan may have been the closest she came...

    "Somebody asked me when I was born and I said, 'Just recently, in New York'" I can't tell you how much i loved this wonderful account of Marilyn's year of liberation and discovery in New York, 1955. So glad this had that specific focus and we get to see Marilyn happy, full of hope, ...

    What could go wrong with 2 of my favorite things? Marilyn Monroe and NYC? Elizabeth Winder author of the wonderful Pain and parties in New York (about another favorite of mine Sylvia Plath) takes a year that Marilyn spent with photographer Milton Greene and wife Amy. Winder is a real t...

    Who isn't obsessed with Marilyn? Gone way before her time. I've read a lot of stuff about Marilyn, but I had no idea that she had spent almost a year in New York during a disagreement with her studio. She was tired of the sex kitten roles and she wanted to be an actress. Which is where...

    This book was the first I've read about the life of Marilyn Monroe and I loved it. In this book Marilyn's year of living in New York really seems to have been the best time of her life. She loved the social life and makes friends everywhere she goes. Marilyn is supported by the Greene ...

    This is a biography about the most important and to the author the happiest years of Ms. Monroe's life. This is the year that she breaks away from Fox studio where she has been typecast into "dumb" blonde roles. She wants badly to be taken seriously for her acting. She moves from Holl...

    Elizabeth Winder is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. Earlier this year I read her book about Sylvia Plath, Pain Parties Work, and I adored it. When I saw that she had written a new book about another one of my favourite women, the one and only Marilyn Monroe, I knew I had to ...

    I received a free copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. There are so many things I can say about this book that I just don't have time to write them all down. So in order to shorten it up a little bit I will just say that this book was one of the best portr...

  • Sarah Duggan
    Jun 17, 2017

    I've read a lot of books about the life and death Marilyn Monroe. Those books usually focus on her terrible childhood, her time spent on the Hollywood casting couch, her many many failed relationships and her drug addiction. Those books usually paint a bleak portrait of a depressing li...

    I love reading biographies, especially about famous people that I know very little about. When this book crossed my path I eagerly wanted to read it. This book starts off when Marilyn leaves Hollywood and everything else behind her. She had a failed marriage and an acting career, w...

    This is a lovely and heartbreaking portrait of a curious, passionate, and smart woman who was trying so hard for people to really see her. It's evident in this book that it might have been otherwise for Marilyn and the year that she spent in Manhattan may have been the closest she came...

    "Somebody asked me when I was born and I said, 'Just recently, in New York'" I can't tell you how much i loved this wonderful account of Marilyn's year of liberation and discovery in New York, 1955. So glad this had that specific focus and we get to see Marilyn happy, full of hope, ...

    What could go wrong with 2 of my favorite things? Marilyn Monroe and NYC? Elizabeth Winder author of the wonderful Pain and parties in New York (about another favorite of mine Sylvia Plath) takes a year that Marilyn spent with photographer Milton Greene and wife Amy. Winder is a real t...

    Who isn't obsessed with Marilyn? Gone way before her time. I've read a lot of stuff about Marilyn, but I had no idea that she had spent almost a year in New York during a disagreement with her studio. She was tired of the sex kitten roles and she wanted to be an actress. Which is where...

    This book was the first I've read about the life of Marilyn Monroe and I loved it. In this book Marilyn's year of living in New York really seems to have been the best time of her life. She loved the social life and makes friends everywhere she goes. Marilyn is supported by the Greene ...

    This is a biography about the most important and to the author the happiest years of Ms. Monroe's life. This is the year that she breaks away from Fox studio where she has been typecast into "dumb" blonde roles. She wants badly to be taken seriously for her acting. She moves from Holl...

    Elizabeth Winder is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. Earlier this year I read her book about Sylvia Plath, Pain Parties Work, and I adored it. When I saw that she had written a new book about another one of my favourite women, the one and only Marilyn Monroe, I knew I had to ...

    I received a free copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. There are so many things I can say about this book that I just don't have time to write them all down. So in order to shorten it up a little bit I will just say that this book was one of the best portr...

    "She stretched out in her bathrobe on the floor of the Waldorf-Astoria, scrawling poems on crisp hotel stationery." "With Wuthering Heights meets Jean Harlow hair." "She looked like a blonde peach." "crates of unopened Chanel No 5, and" "Pert shoulders framed her face like ...

    A fun, frothy read that challenges Marilyn Monroe's sex kitten stereotype by delving into her year of artistic soul searching. Despite her many flirtations and sloppy personal habits, Marilyn is a secret intellectual, devouring Russian literature and studying at the Actor's Studio. Sti...

  • Cheryl Cameron
    Jul 31, 2017

    I've read a lot of books about the life and death Marilyn Monroe. Those books usually focus on her terrible childhood, her time spent on the Hollywood casting couch, her many many failed relationships and her drug addiction. Those books usually paint a bleak portrait of a depressing li...

    I love reading biographies, especially about famous people that I know very little about. When this book crossed my path I eagerly wanted to read it. This book starts off when Marilyn leaves Hollywood and everything else behind her. She had a failed marriage and an acting career, w...

    This is a lovely and heartbreaking portrait of a curious, passionate, and smart woman who was trying so hard for people to really see her. It's evident in this book that it might have been otherwise for Marilyn and the year that she spent in Manhattan may have been the closest she came...

    "Somebody asked me when I was born and I said, 'Just recently, in New York'" I can't tell you how much i loved this wonderful account of Marilyn's year of liberation and discovery in New York, 1955. So glad this had that specific focus and we get to see Marilyn happy, full of hope, ...

    What could go wrong with 2 of my favorite things? Marilyn Monroe and NYC? Elizabeth Winder author of the wonderful Pain and parties in New York (about another favorite of mine Sylvia Plath) takes a year that Marilyn spent with photographer Milton Greene and wife Amy. Winder is a real t...

    Who isn't obsessed with Marilyn? Gone way before her time. I've read a lot of stuff about Marilyn, but I had no idea that she had spent almost a year in New York during a disagreement with her studio. She was tired of the sex kitten roles and she wanted to be an actress. Which is where...

    This book was the first I've read about the life of Marilyn Monroe and I loved it. In this book Marilyn's year of living in New York really seems to have been the best time of her life. She loved the social life and makes friends everywhere she goes. Marilyn is supported by the Greene ...

    This is a biography about the most important and to the author the happiest years of Ms. Monroe's life. This is the year that she breaks away from Fox studio where she has been typecast into "dumb" blonde roles. She wants badly to be taken seriously for her acting. She moves from Holl...

    Elizabeth Winder is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. Earlier this year I read her book about Sylvia Plath, Pain Parties Work, and I adored it. When I saw that she had written a new book about another one of my favourite women, the one and only Marilyn Monroe, I knew I had to ...

    I received a free copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. There are so many things I can say about this book that I just don't have time to write them all down. So in order to shorten it up a little bit I will just say that this book was one of the best portr...

    "She stretched out in her bathrobe on the floor of the Waldorf-Astoria, scrawling poems on crisp hotel stationery." "With Wuthering Heights meets Jean Harlow hair." "She looked like a blonde peach." "crates of unopened Chanel No 5, and" "Pert shoulders framed her face like ...

    A fun, frothy read that challenges Marilyn Monroe's sex kitten stereotype by delving into her year of artistic soul searching. Despite her many flirtations and sloppy personal habits, Marilyn is a secret intellectual, devouring Russian literature and studying at the Actor's Studio. Sti...

    Wielkie nadzieje w oparach barbituranów "Marilyn na Manhattanie. Najrado?niejszy rok ?ycia" to z pewno?ci? jedna z najpi?kniej wydanych biografii ostatnich lat ? wysmakowana kolorystyka, fotografie z klas?. Niemal na ka?dej stronie wyczuwalna jest fascynacja autorki ikon...

    Musz? na wst?pie powiedzie?, ?e bardzo mi si? podoba?o ta ksi??ka, która niew?tpliwie jest warta uwagi, ale ma ona kilka minusów i plusów, które tak?e chcia?bym poruszy?. Przechodz?c do konkretów, nie podoba?o mi si? to, ?e oczekiwa?em od tej pozycji troch? wi?...

    The author did her research and writes well, but I already knew a great deal about this time period in MM's life. There were some new insights, but also regurgitated old information. Also, there was a bit too much detail for me. This was a year where MM was mostly sleeping, socializing...

    I took a little bit of time on my lunch break each day to step back in time and read about Marilyn Monroe's (forgotten) year in New York. After spending years playing the blond bombshell in typically over the top roles, she set off to New York to find herself, and while surrounded by g...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and was a little skeptical even after reading the good reviews here...but now I'm totally on board, and have a little crush on Marilyn Monroe, too! This is the first book I've read about her, so I needed to find a couple other sources to learn mo...

    It's refreshing to read a book that has a positive take on Marilyn, and portrays her as a real person. This book looks at Marilyn as an artist, a sensitive woman who was willing to risk it all to pursue her dream of being a serious actress. It relies a little too much on the testimony ...

    I enjoyed this chronicle of the year or so Marilyn Monroe spent in New York (1955), having fled Hollywood to strike out on her own. She started her own production company, threw herself into the study of acting (becoming the darling of no less a figure than Lee Strasberg), and stood he...

    Highly detailed account of Monroe's time in Manhattan after she walked away from Fox Studios. She had a desire to make something of herself as an actor/an artist. Tired of being cast as the blond bombshell, she was supported by friends, who encouraged her to read and participate in les...

    Received through FirstReads.. I really enjoyed this book, probably more than others that I've read about Marilyn Monroe. Of course this focuses on only one year, so is not really a biography, but there's still a great deal of information packed in. I did really like that this book doe...

    I fell in love with this book and couldn't put it down once I started it. The author shows Marilyn as someone who was smart, kind, thoughtful, funny, introverted to some extent, bookish, schoolmarmish, unassuming.....as well as sexy. She was a wonderful, good person who was not treated...

  • Samantha
    Mar 22, 2018

    I've read a lot of books about the life and death Marilyn Monroe. Those books usually focus on her terrible childhood, her time spent on the Hollywood casting couch, her many many failed relationships and her drug addiction. Those books usually paint a bleak portrait of a depressing li...

    I love reading biographies, especially about famous people that I know very little about. When this book crossed my path I eagerly wanted to read it. This book starts off when Marilyn leaves Hollywood and everything else behind her. She had a failed marriage and an acting career, w...

    This is a lovely and heartbreaking portrait of a curious, passionate, and smart woman who was trying so hard for people to really see her. It's evident in this book that it might have been otherwise for Marilyn and the year that she spent in Manhattan may have been the closest she came...

    "Somebody asked me when I was born and I said, 'Just recently, in New York'" I can't tell you how much i loved this wonderful account of Marilyn's year of liberation and discovery in New York, 1955. So glad this had that specific focus and we get to see Marilyn happy, full of hope, ...

    What could go wrong with 2 of my favorite things? Marilyn Monroe and NYC? Elizabeth Winder author of the wonderful Pain and parties in New York (about another favorite of mine Sylvia Plath) takes a year that Marilyn spent with photographer Milton Greene and wife Amy. Winder is a real t...

    Who isn't obsessed with Marilyn? Gone way before her time. I've read a lot of stuff about Marilyn, but I had no idea that she had spent almost a year in New York during a disagreement with her studio. She was tired of the sex kitten roles and she wanted to be an actress. Which is where...

    This book was the first I've read about the life of Marilyn Monroe and I loved it. In this book Marilyn's year of living in New York really seems to have been the best time of her life. She loved the social life and makes friends everywhere she goes. Marilyn is supported by the Greene ...

    This is a biography about the most important and to the author the happiest years of Ms. Monroe's life. This is the year that she breaks away from Fox studio where she has been typecast into "dumb" blonde roles. She wants badly to be taken seriously for her acting. She moves from Holl...

    Elizabeth Winder is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. Earlier this year I read her book about Sylvia Plath, Pain Parties Work, and I adored it. When I saw that she had written a new book about another one of my favourite women, the one and only Marilyn Monroe, I knew I had to ...

    I received a free copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. There are so many things I can say about this book that I just don't have time to write them all down. So in order to shorten it up a little bit I will just say that this book was one of the best portr...

    "She stretched out in her bathrobe on the floor of the Waldorf-Astoria, scrawling poems on crisp hotel stationery." "With Wuthering Heights meets Jean Harlow hair." "She looked like a blonde peach." "crates of unopened Chanel No 5, and" "Pert shoulders framed her face like ...

    A fun, frothy read that challenges Marilyn Monroe's sex kitten stereotype by delving into her year of artistic soul searching. Despite her many flirtations and sloppy personal habits, Marilyn is a secret intellectual, devouring Russian literature and studying at the Actor's Studio. Sti...

    Wielkie nadzieje w oparach barbituranów "Marilyn na Manhattanie. Najrado?niejszy rok ?ycia" to z pewno?ci? jedna z najpi?kniej wydanych biografii ostatnich lat ? wysmakowana kolorystyka, fotografie z klas?. Niemal na ka?dej stronie wyczuwalna jest fascynacja autorki ikon...

    Musz? na wst?pie powiedzie?, ?e bardzo mi si? podoba?o ta ksi??ka, która niew?tpliwie jest warta uwagi, ale ma ona kilka minusów i plusów, które tak?e chcia?bym poruszy?. Przechodz?c do konkretów, nie podoba?o mi si? to, ?e oczekiwa?em od tej pozycji troch? wi?...

    The author did her research and writes well, but I already knew a great deal about this time period in MM's life. There were some new insights, but also regurgitated old information. Also, there was a bit too much detail for me. This was a year where MM was mostly sleeping, socializing...

    I took a little bit of time on my lunch break each day to step back in time and read about Marilyn Monroe's (forgotten) year in New York. After spending years playing the blond bombshell in typically over the top roles, she set off to New York to find herself, and while surrounded by g...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and was a little skeptical even after reading the good reviews here...but now I'm totally on board, and have a little crush on Marilyn Monroe, too! This is the first book I've read about her, so I needed to find a couple other sources to learn mo...

    It's refreshing to read a book that has a positive take on Marilyn, and portrays her as a real person. This book looks at Marilyn as an artist, a sensitive woman who was willing to risk it all to pursue her dream of being a serious actress. It relies a little too much on the testimony ...

    I enjoyed this chronicle of the year or so Marilyn Monroe spent in New York (1955), having fled Hollywood to strike out on her own. She started her own production company, threw herself into the study of acting (becoming the darling of no less a figure than Lee Strasberg), and stood he...

    Highly detailed account of Monroe's time in Manhattan after she walked away from Fox Studios. She had a desire to make something of herself as an actor/an artist. Tired of being cast as the blond bombshell, she was supported by friends, who encouraged her to read and participate in les...

    Received through FirstReads.. I really enjoyed this book, probably more than others that I've read about Marilyn Monroe. Of course this focuses on only one year, so is not really a biography, but there's still a great deal of information packed in. I did really like that this book doe...

    I fell in love with this book and couldn't put it down once I started it. The author shows Marilyn as someone who was smart, kind, thoughtful, funny, introverted to some extent, bookish, schoolmarmish, unassuming.....as well as sexy. She was a wonderful, good person who was not treated...

    So what if half of the book was about telling us what she wore? A delightful account of Marilyn's time in New York and the motivations and inner struggles that brought her out there. Can't get enough good Marilyn stories. ...

    A beautiful glimpse into a year of magic and transformation for MM. Having experienced a small taste of that same magic that NYC holds, it was a perfect read for escape. Any fan of Marilyn Monroe and New York City will enjoy this book ...

    Marilyn Monroe was a fascinating woman. She was definitely one of a kind and I enjoyed reading about certain parts of her life. ...

    In short, she walked around nude a lot, had severe mental issues, choose the worst husbands, but could definitely act. I enjoyed most of the book, yet lost count of the nudity. ...

    Even though it sometimes seemed a bit unfocused, this has given me one of what seems to be truest and most nuanced portrait of Marilyn Monroe that I've come across. ...

  • Erin
    Mar 17, 2018

    I've read a lot of books about the life and death Marilyn Monroe. Those books usually focus on her terrible childhood, her time spent on the Hollywood casting couch, her many many failed relationships and her drug addiction. Those books usually paint a bleak portrait of a depressing li...

  • Brittany
    Aug 10, 2017

    I've read a lot of books about the life and death Marilyn Monroe. Those books usually focus on her terrible childhood, her time spent on the Hollywood casting couch, her many many failed relationships and her drug addiction. Those books usually paint a bleak portrait of a depressing li...

    I love reading biographies, especially about famous people that I know very little about. When this book crossed my path I eagerly wanted to read it. This book starts off when Marilyn leaves Hollywood and everything else behind her. She had a failed marriage and an acting career, w...

    This is a lovely and heartbreaking portrait of a curious, passionate, and smart woman who was trying so hard for people to really see her. It's evident in this book that it might have been otherwise for Marilyn and the year that she spent in Manhattan may have been the closest she came...

    "Somebody asked me when I was born and I said, 'Just recently, in New York'" I can't tell you how much i loved this wonderful account of Marilyn's year of liberation and discovery in New York, 1955. So glad this had that specific focus and we get to see Marilyn happy, full of hope, ...

    What could go wrong with 2 of my favorite things? Marilyn Monroe and NYC? Elizabeth Winder author of the wonderful Pain and parties in New York (about another favorite of mine Sylvia Plath) takes a year that Marilyn spent with photographer Milton Greene and wife Amy. Winder is a real t...

    Who isn't obsessed with Marilyn? Gone way before her time. I've read a lot of stuff about Marilyn, but I had no idea that she had spent almost a year in New York during a disagreement with her studio. She was tired of the sex kitten roles and she wanted to be an actress. Which is where...

    This book was the first I've read about the life of Marilyn Monroe and I loved it. In this book Marilyn's year of living in New York really seems to have been the best time of her life. She loved the social life and makes friends everywhere she goes. Marilyn is supported by the Greene ...

    This is a biography about the most important and to the author the happiest years of Ms. Monroe's life. This is the year that she breaks away from Fox studio where she has been typecast into "dumb" blonde roles. She wants badly to be taken seriously for her acting. She moves from Holl...

    Elizabeth Winder is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. Earlier this year I read her book about Sylvia Plath, Pain Parties Work, and I adored it. When I saw that she had written a new book about another one of my favourite women, the one and only Marilyn Monroe, I knew I had to ...

    I received a free copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. There are so many things I can say about this book that I just don't have time to write them all down. So in order to shorten it up a little bit I will just say that this book was one of the best portr...

    "She stretched out in her bathrobe on the floor of the Waldorf-Astoria, scrawling poems on crisp hotel stationery." "With Wuthering Heights meets Jean Harlow hair." "She looked like a blonde peach." "crates of unopened Chanel No 5, and" "Pert shoulders framed her face like ...

    A fun, frothy read that challenges Marilyn Monroe's sex kitten stereotype by delving into her year of artistic soul searching. Despite her many flirtations and sloppy personal habits, Marilyn is a secret intellectual, devouring Russian literature and studying at the Actor's Studio. Sti...

    Wielkie nadzieje w oparach barbituranów "Marilyn na Manhattanie. Najrado?niejszy rok ?ycia" to z pewno?ci? jedna z najpi?kniej wydanych biografii ostatnich lat ? wysmakowana kolorystyka, fotografie z klas?. Niemal na ka?dej stronie wyczuwalna jest fascynacja autorki ikon...

    Musz? na wst?pie powiedzie?, ?e bardzo mi si? podoba?o ta ksi??ka, która niew?tpliwie jest warta uwagi, ale ma ona kilka minusów i plusów, które tak?e chcia?bym poruszy?. Przechodz?c do konkretów, nie podoba?o mi si? to, ?e oczekiwa?em od tej pozycji troch? wi?...

    The author did her research and writes well, but I already knew a great deal about this time period in MM's life. There were some new insights, but also regurgitated old information. Also, there was a bit too much detail for me. This was a year where MM was mostly sleeping, socializing...

  • Gina Nilsen
    Dec 14, 2017

    I've read a lot of books about the life and death Marilyn Monroe. Those books usually focus on her terrible childhood, her time spent on the Hollywood casting couch, her many many failed relationships and her drug addiction. Those books usually paint a bleak portrait of a depressing li...

    I love reading biographies, especially about famous people that I know very little about. When this book crossed my path I eagerly wanted to read it. This book starts off when Marilyn leaves Hollywood and everything else behind her. She had a failed marriage and an acting career, w...

    This is a lovely and heartbreaking portrait of a curious, passionate, and smart woman who was trying so hard for people to really see her. It's evident in this book that it might have been otherwise for Marilyn and the year that she spent in Manhattan may have been the closest she came...

    "Somebody asked me when I was born and I said, 'Just recently, in New York'" I can't tell you how much i loved this wonderful account of Marilyn's year of liberation and discovery in New York, 1955. So glad this had that specific focus and we get to see Marilyn happy, full of hope, ...

    What could go wrong with 2 of my favorite things? Marilyn Monroe and NYC? Elizabeth Winder author of the wonderful Pain and parties in New York (about another favorite of mine Sylvia Plath) takes a year that Marilyn spent with photographer Milton Greene and wife Amy. Winder is a real t...

    Who isn't obsessed with Marilyn? Gone way before her time. I've read a lot of stuff about Marilyn, but I had no idea that she had spent almost a year in New York during a disagreement with her studio. She was tired of the sex kitten roles and she wanted to be an actress. Which is where...

    This book was the first I've read about the life of Marilyn Monroe and I loved it. In this book Marilyn's year of living in New York really seems to have been the best time of her life. She loved the social life and makes friends everywhere she goes. Marilyn is supported by the Greene ...

    This is a biography about the most important and to the author the happiest years of Ms. Monroe's life. This is the year that she breaks away from Fox studio where she has been typecast into "dumb" blonde roles. She wants badly to be taken seriously for her acting. She moves from Holl...

    Elizabeth Winder is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. Earlier this year I read her book about Sylvia Plath, Pain Parties Work, and I adored it. When I saw that she had written a new book about another one of my favourite women, the one and only Marilyn Monroe, I knew I had to ...

    I received a free copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. There are so many things I can say about this book that I just don't have time to write them all down. So in order to shorten it up a little bit I will just say that this book was one of the best portr...

    "She stretched out in her bathrobe on the floor of the Waldorf-Astoria, scrawling poems on crisp hotel stationery." "With Wuthering Heights meets Jean Harlow hair." "She looked like a blonde peach." "crates of unopened Chanel No 5, and" "Pert shoulders framed her face like ...

    A fun, frothy read that challenges Marilyn Monroe's sex kitten stereotype by delving into her year of artistic soul searching. Despite her many flirtations and sloppy personal habits, Marilyn is a secret intellectual, devouring Russian literature and studying at the Actor's Studio. Sti...

    Wielkie nadzieje w oparach barbituranów "Marilyn na Manhattanie. Najrado?niejszy rok ?ycia" to z pewno?ci? jedna z najpi?kniej wydanych biografii ostatnich lat ? wysmakowana kolorystyka, fotografie z klas?. Niemal na ka?dej stronie wyczuwalna jest fascynacja autorki ikon...

    Musz? na wst?pie powiedzie?, ?e bardzo mi si? podoba?o ta ksi??ka, która niew?tpliwie jest warta uwagi, ale ma ona kilka minusów i plusów, które tak?e chcia?bym poruszy?. Przechodz?c do konkretów, nie podoba?o mi si? to, ?e oczekiwa?em od tej pozycji troch? wi?...

    The author did her research and writes well, but I already knew a great deal about this time period in MM's life. There were some new insights, but also regurgitated old information. Also, there was a bit too much detail for me. This was a year where MM was mostly sleeping, socializing...

    I took a little bit of time on my lunch break each day to step back in time and read about Marilyn Monroe's (forgotten) year in New York. After spending years playing the blond bombshell in typically over the top roles, she set off to New York to find herself, and while surrounded by g...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and was a little skeptical even after reading the good reviews here...but now I'm totally on board, and have a little crush on Marilyn Monroe, too! This is the first book I've read about her, so I needed to find a couple other sources to learn mo...

    It's refreshing to read a book that has a positive take on Marilyn, and portrays her as a real person. This book looks at Marilyn as an artist, a sensitive woman who was willing to risk it all to pursue her dream of being a serious actress. It relies a little too much on the testimony ...

    I enjoyed this chronicle of the year or so Marilyn Monroe spent in New York (1955), having fled Hollywood to strike out on her own. She started her own production company, threw herself into the study of acting (becoming the darling of no less a figure than Lee Strasberg), and stood he...

    Highly detailed account of Monroe's time in Manhattan after she walked away from Fox Studios. She had a desire to make something of herself as an actor/an artist. Tired of being cast as the blond bombshell, she was supported by friends, who encouraged her to read and participate in les...

    Received through FirstReads.. I really enjoyed this book, probably more than others that I've read about Marilyn Monroe. Of course this focuses on only one year, so is not really a biography, but there's still a great deal of information packed in. I did really like that this book doe...

    I fell in love with this book and couldn't put it down once I started it. The author shows Marilyn as someone who was smart, kind, thoughtful, funny, introverted to some extent, bookish, schoolmarmish, unassuming.....as well as sexy. She was a wonderful, good person who was not treated...

    So what if half of the book was about telling us what she wore? A delightful account of Marilyn's time in New York and the motivations and inner struggles that brought her out there. Can't get enough good Marilyn stories. ...

    A beautiful glimpse into a year of magic and transformation for MM. Having experienced a small taste of that same magic that NYC holds, it was a perfect read for escape. Any fan of Marilyn Monroe and New York City will enjoy this book ...

    Marilyn Monroe was a fascinating woman. She was definitely one of a kind and I enjoyed reading about certain parts of her life. ...

  • Amanda
    Feb 13, 2017

    I've read a lot of books about the life and death Marilyn Monroe. Those books usually focus on her terrible childhood, her time spent on the Hollywood casting couch, her many many failed relationships and her drug addiction. Those books usually paint a bleak portrait of a depressing li...

    I love reading biographies, especially about famous people that I know very little about. When this book crossed my path I eagerly wanted to read it. This book starts off when Marilyn leaves Hollywood and everything else behind her. She had a failed marriage and an acting career, w...

    This is a lovely and heartbreaking portrait of a curious, passionate, and smart woman who was trying so hard for people to really see her. It's evident in this book that it might have been otherwise for Marilyn and the year that she spent in Manhattan may have been the closest she came...

    "Somebody asked me when I was born and I said, 'Just recently, in New York'" I can't tell you how much i loved this wonderful account of Marilyn's year of liberation and discovery in New York, 1955. So glad this had that specific focus and we get to see Marilyn happy, full of hope, ...

    What could go wrong with 2 of my favorite things? Marilyn Monroe and NYC? Elizabeth Winder author of the wonderful Pain and parties in New York (about another favorite of mine Sylvia Plath) takes a year that Marilyn spent with photographer Milton Greene and wife Amy. Winder is a real t...

    Who isn't obsessed with Marilyn? Gone way before her time. I've read a lot of stuff about Marilyn, but I had no idea that she had spent almost a year in New York during a disagreement with her studio. She was tired of the sex kitten roles and she wanted to be an actress. Which is where...

    This book was the first I've read about the life of Marilyn Monroe and I loved it. In this book Marilyn's year of living in New York really seems to have been the best time of her life. She loved the social life and makes friends everywhere she goes. Marilyn is supported by the Greene ...

  • Sarah Logan-Reynolds
    Feb 11, 2018

    I've read a lot of books about the life and death Marilyn Monroe. Those books usually focus on her terrible childhood, her time spent on the Hollywood casting couch, her many many failed relationships and her drug addiction. Those books usually paint a bleak portrait of a depressing li...

    I love reading biographies, especially about famous people that I know very little about. When this book crossed my path I eagerly wanted to read it. This book starts off when Marilyn leaves Hollywood and everything else behind her. She had a failed marriage and an acting career, w...

    This is a lovely and heartbreaking portrait of a curious, passionate, and smart woman who was trying so hard for people to really see her. It's evident in this book that it might have been otherwise for Marilyn and the year that she spent in Manhattan may have been the closest she came...

    "Somebody asked me when I was born and I said, 'Just recently, in New York'" I can't tell you how much i loved this wonderful account of Marilyn's year of liberation and discovery in New York, 1955. So glad this had that specific focus and we get to see Marilyn happy, full of hope, ...

    What could go wrong with 2 of my favorite things? Marilyn Monroe and NYC? Elizabeth Winder author of the wonderful Pain and parties in New York (about another favorite of mine Sylvia Plath) takes a year that Marilyn spent with photographer Milton Greene and wife Amy. Winder is a real t...

    Who isn't obsessed with Marilyn? Gone way before her time. I've read a lot of stuff about Marilyn, but I had no idea that she had spent almost a year in New York during a disagreement with her studio. She was tired of the sex kitten roles and she wanted to be an actress. Which is where...

    This book was the first I've read about the life of Marilyn Monroe and I loved it. In this book Marilyn's year of living in New York really seems to have been the best time of her life. She loved the social life and makes friends everywhere she goes. Marilyn is supported by the Greene ...

    This is a biography about the most important and to the author the happiest years of Ms. Monroe's life. This is the year that she breaks away from Fox studio where she has been typecast into "dumb" blonde roles. She wants badly to be taken seriously for her acting. She moves from Holl...

    Elizabeth Winder is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. Earlier this year I read her book about Sylvia Plath, Pain Parties Work, and I adored it. When I saw that she had written a new book about another one of my favourite women, the one and only Marilyn Monroe, I knew I had to ...

    I received a free copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. There are so many things I can say about this book that I just don't have time to write them all down. So in order to shorten it up a little bit I will just say that this book was one of the best portr...

    "She stretched out in her bathrobe on the floor of the Waldorf-Astoria, scrawling poems on crisp hotel stationery." "With Wuthering Heights meets Jean Harlow hair." "She looked like a blonde peach." "crates of unopened Chanel No 5, and" "Pert shoulders framed her face like ...

    A fun, frothy read that challenges Marilyn Monroe's sex kitten stereotype by delving into her year of artistic soul searching. Despite her many flirtations and sloppy personal habits, Marilyn is a secret intellectual, devouring Russian literature and studying at the Actor's Studio. Sti...

    Wielkie nadzieje w oparach barbituranów "Marilyn na Manhattanie. Najrado?niejszy rok ?ycia" to z pewno?ci? jedna z najpi?kniej wydanych biografii ostatnich lat ? wysmakowana kolorystyka, fotografie z klas?. Niemal na ka?dej stronie wyczuwalna jest fascynacja autorki ikon...

    Musz? na wst?pie powiedzie?, ?e bardzo mi si? podoba?o ta ksi??ka, która niew?tpliwie jest warta uwagi, ale ma ona kilka minusów i plusów, które tak?e chcia?bym poruszy?. Przechodz?c do konkretów, nie podoba?o mi si? to, ?e oczekiwa?em od tej pozycji troch? wi?...

    The author did her research and writes well, but I already knew a great deal about this time period in MM's life. There were some new insights, but also regurgitated old information. Also, there was a bit too much detail for me. This was a year where MM was mostly sleeping, socializing...

    I took a little bit of time on my lunch break each day to step back in time and read about Marilyn Monroe's (forgotten) year in New York. After spending years playing the blond bombshell in typically over the top roles, she set off to New York to find herself, and while surrounded by g...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and was a little skeptical even after reading the good reviews here...but now I'm totally on board, and have a little crush on Marilyn Monroe, too! This is the first book I've read about her, so I needed to find a couple other sources to learn mo...

    It's refreshing to read a book that has a positive take on Marilyn, and portrays her as a real person. This book looks at Marilyn as an artist, a sensitive woman who was willing to risk it all to pursue her dream of being a serious actress. It relies a little too much on the testimony ...

    I enjoyed this chronicle of the year or so Marilyn Monroe spent in New York (1955), having fled Hollywood to strike out on her own. She started her own production company, threw herself into the study of acting (becoming the darling of no less a figure than Lee Strasberg), and stood he...

    Highly detailed account of Monroe's time in Manhattan after she walked away from Fox Studios. She had a desire to make something of herself as an actor/an artist. Tired of being cast as the blond bombshell, she was supported by friends, who encouraged her to read and participate in les...

    Received through FirstReads.. I really enjoyed this book, probably more than others that I've read about Marilyn Monroe. Of course this focuses on only one year, so is not really a biography, but there's still a great deal of information packed in. I did really like that this book doe...

    I fell in love with this book and couldn't put it down once I started it. The author shows Marilyn as someone who was smart, kind, thoughtful, funny, introverted to some extent, bookish, schoolmarmish, unassuming.....as well as sexy. She was a wonderful, good person who was not treated...

    So what if half of the book was about telling us what she wore? A delightful account of Marilyn's time in New York and the motivations and inner struggles that brought her out there. Can't get enough good Marilyn stories. ...

    A beautiful glimpse into a year of magic and transformation for MM. Having experienced a small taste of that same magic that NYC holds, it was a perfect read for escape. Any fan of Marilyn Monroe and New York City will enjoy this book ...

    Marilyn Monroe was a fascinating woman. She was definitely one of a kind and I enjoyed reading about certain parts of her life. ...

    In short, she walked around nude a lot, had severe mental issues, choose the worst husbands, but could definitely act. I enjoyed most of the book, yet lost count of the nudity. ...

  • Terri Keaney
    Mar 26, 2017

    I've read a lot of books about the life and death Marilyn Monroe. Those books usually focus on her terrible childhood, her time spent on the Hollywood casting couch, her many many failed relationships and her drug addiction. Those books usually paint a bleak portrait of a depressing li...

    I love reading biographies, especially about famous people that I know very little about. When this book crossed my path I eagerly wanted to read it. This book starts off when Marilyn leaves Hollywood and everything else behind her. She had a failed marriage and an acting career, w...

    This is a lovely and heartbreaking portrait of a curious, passionate, and smart woman who was trying so hard for people to really see her. It's evident in this book that it might have been otherwise for Marilyn and the year that she spent in Manhattan may have been the closest she came...

    "Somebody asked me when I was born and I said, 'Just recently, in New York'" I can't tell you how much i loved this wonderful account of Marilyn's year of liberation and discovery in New York, 1955. So glad this had that specific focus and we get to see Marilyn happy, full of hope, ...

    What could go wrong with 2 of my favorite things? Marilyn Monroe and NYC? Elizabeth Winder author of the wonderful Pain and parties in New York (about another favorite of mine Sylvia Plath) takes a year that Marilyn spent with photographer Milton Greene and wife Amy. Winder is a real t...

    Who isn't obsessed with Marilyn? Gone way before her time. I've read a lot of stuff about Marilyn, but I had no idea that she had spent almost a year in New York during a disagreement with her studio. She was tired of the sex kitten roles and she wanted to be an actress. Which is where...

    This book was the first I've read about the life of Marilyn Monroe and I loved it. In this book Marilyn's year of living in New York really seems to have been the best time of her life. She loved the social life and makes friends everywhere she goes. Marilyn is supported by the Greene ...

    This is a biography about the most important and to the author the happiest years of Ms. Monroe's life. This is the year that she breaks away from Fox studio where she has been typecast into "dumb" blonde roles. She wants badly to be taken seriously for her acting. She moves from Holl...

    Elizabeth Winder is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. Earlier this year I read her book about Sylvia Plath, Pain Parties Work, and I adored it. When I saw that she had written a new book about another one of my favourite women, the one and only Marilyn Monroe, I knew I had to ...

    I received a free copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. There are so many things I can say about this book that I just don't have time to write them all down. So in order to shorten it up a little bit I will just say that this book was one of the best portr...

    "She stretched out in her bathrobe on the floor of the Waldorf-Astoria, scrawling poems on crisp hotel stationery." "With Wuthering Heights meets Jean Harlow hair." "She looked like a blonde peach." "crates of unopened Chanel No 5, and" "Pert shoulders framed her face like ...

    A fun, frothy read that challenges Marilyn Monroe's sex kitten stereotype by delving into her year of artistic soul searching. Despite her many flirtations and sloppy personal habits, Marilyn is a secret intellectual, devouring Russian literature and studying at the Actor's Studio. Sti...

    Wielkie nadzieje w oparach barbituranów "Marilyn na Manhattanie. Najrado?niejszy rok ?ycia" to z pewno?ci? jedna z najpi?kniej wydanych biografii ostatnich lat ? wysmakowana kolorystyka, fotografie z klas?. Niemal na ka?dej stronie wyczuwalna jest fascynacja autorki ikon...

    Musz? na wst?pie powiedzie?, ?e bardzo mi si? podoba?o ta ksi??ka, która niew?tpliwie jest warta uwagi, ale ma ona kilka minusów i plusów, które tak?e chcia?bym poruszy?. Przechodz?c do konkretów, nie podoba?o mi si? to, ?e oczekiwa?em od tej pozycji troch? wi?...

    The author did her research and writes well, but I already knew a great deal about this time period in MM's life. There were some new insights, but also regurgitated old information. Also, there was a bit too much detail for me. This was a year where MM was mostly sleeping, socializing...

    I took a little bit of time on my lunch break each day to step back in time and read about Marilyn Monroe's (forgotten) year in New York. After spending years playing the blond bombshell in typically over the top roles, she set off to New York to find herself, and while surrounded by g...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and was a little skeptical even after reading the good reviews here...but now I'm totally on board, and have a little crush on Marilyn Monroe, too! This is the first book I've read about her, so I needed to find a couple other sources to learn mo...

    It's refreshing to read a book that has a positive take on Marilyn, and portrays her as a real person. This book looks at Marilyn as an artist, a sensitive woman who was willing to risk it all to pursue her dream of being a serious actress. It relies a little too much on the testimony ...

    I enjoyed this chronicle of the year or so Marilyn Monroe spent in New York (1955), having fled Hollywood to strike out on her own. She started her own production company, threw herself into the study of acting (becoming the darling of no less a figure than Lee Strasberg), and stood he...

    Highly detailed account of Monroe's time in Manhattan after she walked away from Fox Studios. She had a desire to make something of herself as an actor/an artist. Tired of being cast as the blond bombshell, she was supported by friends, who encouraged her to read and participate in les...

    Received through FirstReads.. I really enjoyed this book, probably more than others that I've read about Marilyn Monroe. Of course this focuses on only one year, so is not really a biography, but there's still a great deal of information packed in. I did really like that this book doe...

    I fell in love with this book and couldn't put it down once I started it. The author shows Marilyn as someone who was smart, kind, thoughtful, funny, introverted to some extent, bookish, schoolmarmish, unassuming.....as well as sexy. She was a wonderful, good person who was not treated...

    So what if half of the book was about telling us what she wore? A delightful account of Marilyn's time in New York and the motivations and inner struggles that brought her out there. Can't get enough good Marilyn stories. ...

    A beautiful glimpse into a year of magic and transformation for MM. Having experienced a small taste of that same magic that NYC holds, it was a perfect read for escape. Any fan of Marilyn Monroe and New York City will enjoy this book ...

    Marilyn Monroe was a fascinating woman. She was definitely one of a kind and I enjoyed reading about certain parts of her life. ...

    In short, she walked around nude a lot, had severe mental issues, choose the worst husbands, but could definitely act. I enjoyed most of the book, yet lost count of the nudity. ...

    Even though it sometimes seemed a bit unfocused, this has given me one of what seems to be truest and most nuanced portrait of Marilyn Monroe that I've come across. ...

    I love his book! A beautiful tribute to MM and to NYC. ...

    Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck! ...

    The book was good. Poor M Monroe was a tortured soul. She just wanted to fit in and be loved. She loved her pills too much! ...

  • Bert Zee
    Nov 21, 2017

    I've read a lot of books about the life and death Marilyn Monroe. Those books usually focus on her terrible childhood, her time spent on the Hollywood casting couch, her many many failed relationships and her drug addiction. Those books usually paint a bleak portrait of a depressing li...

    I love reading biographies, especially about famous people that I know very little about. When this book crossed my path I eagerly wanted to read it. This book starts off when Marilyn leaves Hollywood and everything else behind her. She had a failed marriage and an acting career, w...

    This is a lovely and heartbreaking portrait of a curious, passionate, and smart woman who was trying so hard for people to really see her. It's evident in this book that it might have been otherwise for Marilyn and the year that she spent in Manhattan may have been the closest she came...

    "Somebody asked me when I was born and I said, 'Just recently, in New York'" I can't tell you how much i loved this wonderful account of Marilyn's year of liberation and discovery in New York, 1955. So glad this had that specific focus and we get to see Marilyn happy, full of hope, ...

    What could go wrong with 2 of my favorite things? Marilyn Monroe and NYC? Elizabeth Winder author of the wonderful Pain and parties in New York (about another favorite of mine Sylvia Plath) takes a year that Marilyn spent with photographer Milton Greene and wife Amy. Winder is a real t...

    Who isn't obsessed with Marilyn? Gone way before her time. I've read a lot of stuff about Marilyn, but I had no idea that she had spent almost a year in New York during a disagreement with her studio. She was tired of the sex kitten roles and she wanted to be an actress. Which is where...

    This book was the first I've read about the life of Marilyn Monroe and I loved it. In this book Marilyn's year of living in New York really seems to have been the best time of her life. She loved the social life and makes friends everywhere she goes. Marilyn is supported by the Greene ...

    This is a biography about the most important and to the author the happiest years of Ms. Monroe's life. This is the year that she breaks away from Fox studio where she has been typecast into "dumb" blonde roles. She wants badly to be taken seriously for her acting. She moves from Holl...

    Elizabeth Winder is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. Earlier this year I read her book about Sylvia Plath, Pain Parties Work, and I adored it. When I saw that she had written a new book about another one of my favourite women, the one and only Marilyn Monroe, I knew I had to ...

  • Kristen Dutkiewicz
    May 17, 2017

    I've read a lot of books about the life and death Marilyn Monroe. Those books usually focus on her terrible childhood, her time spent on the Hollywood casting couch, her many many failed relationships and her drug addiction. Those books usually paint a bleak portrait of a depressing li...

    I love reading biographies, especially about famous people that I know very little about. When this book crossed my path I eagerly wanted to read it. This book starts off when Marilyn leaves Hollywood and everything else behind her. She had a failed marriage and an acting career, w...

    This is a lovely and heartbreaking portrait of a curious, passionate, and smart woman who was trying so hard for people to really see her. It's evident in this book that it might have been otherwise for Marilyn and the year that she spent in Manhattan may have been the closest she came...

    "Somebody asked me when I was born and I said, 'Just recently, in New York'" I can't tell you how much i loved this wonderful account of Marilyn's year of liberation and discovery in New York, 1955. So glad this had that specific focus and we get to see Marilyn happy, full of hope, ...

    What could go wrong with 2 of my favorite things? Marilyn Monroe and NYC? Elizabeth Winder author of the wonderful Pain and parties in New York (about another favorite of mine Sylvia Plath) takes a year that Marilyn spent with photographer Milton Greene and wife Amy. Winder is a real t...

    Who isn't obsessed with Marilyn? Gone way before her time. I've read a lot of stuff about Marilyn, but I had no idea that she had spent almost a year in New York during a disagreement with her studio. She was tired of the sex kitten roles and she wanted to be an actress. Which is where...

    This book was the first I've read about the life of Marilyn Monroe and I loved it. In this book Marilyn's year of living in New York really seems to have been the best time of her life. She loved the social life and makes friends everywhere she goes. Marilyn is supported by the Greene ...

    This is a biography about the most important and to the author the happiest years of Ms. Monroe's life. This is the year that she breaks away from Fox studio where she has been typecast into "dumb" blonde roles. She wants badly to be taken seriously for her acting. She moves from Holl...

    Elizabeth Winder is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. Earlier this year I read her book about Sylvia Plath, Pain Parties Work, and I adored it. When I saw that she had written a new book about another one of my favourite women, the one and only Marilyn Monroe, I knew I had to ...

    I received a free copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. There are so many things I can say about this book that I just don't have time to write them all down. So in order to shorten it up a little bit I will just say that this book was one of the best portr...

    "She stretched out in her bathrobe on the floor of the Waldorf-Astoria, scrawling poems on crisp hotel stationery." "With Wuthering Heights meets Jean Harlow hair." "She looked like a blonde peach." "crates of unopened Chanel No 5, and" "Pert shoulders framed her face like ...

    A fun, frothy read that challenges Marilyn Monroe's sex kitten stereotype by delving into her year of artistic soul searching. Despite her many flirtations and sloppy personal habits, Marilyn is a secret intellectual, devouring Russian literature and studying at the Actor's Studio. Sti...

    Wielkie nadzieje w oparach barbituranów "Marilyn na Manhattanie. Najrado?niejszy rok ?ycia" to z pewno?ci? jedna z najpi?kniej wydanych biografii ostatnich lat ? wysmakowana kolorystyka, fotografie z klas?. Niemal na ka?dej stronie wyczuwalna jest fascynacja autorki ikon...

    Musz? na wst?pie powiedzie?, ?e bardzo mi si? podoba?o ta ksi??ka, która niew?tpliwie jest warta uwagi, ale ma ona kilka minusów i plusów, które tak?e chcia?bym poruszy?. Przechodz?c do konkretów, nie podoba?o mi si? to, ?e oczekiwa?em od tej pozycji troch? wi?...

    The author did her research and writes well, but I already knew a great deal about this time period in MM's life. There were some new insights, but also regurgitated old information. Also, there was a bit too much detail for me. This was a year where MM was mostly sleeping, socializing...

    I took a little bit of time on my lunch break each day to step back in time and read about Marilyn Monroe's (forgotten) year in New York. After spending years playing the blond bombshell in typically over the top roles, she set off to New York to find herself, and while surrounded by g...

  • Kamil Ashton Foster
    Dec 30, 2017

    I've read a lot of books about the life and death Marilyn Monroe. Those books usually focus on her terrible childhood, her time spent on the Hollywood casting couch, her many many failed relationships and her drug addiction. Those books usually paint a bleak portrait of a depressing li...

    I love reading biographies, especially about famous people that I know very little about. When this book crossed my path I eagerly wanted to read it. This book starts off when Marilyn leaves Hollywood and everything else behind her. She had a failed marriage and an acting career, w...

    This is a lovely and heartbreaking portrait of a curious, passionate, and smart woman who was trying so hard for people to really see her. It's evident in this book that it might have been otherwise for Marilyn and the year that she spent in Manhattan may have been the closest she came...

    "Somebody asked me when I was born and I said, 'Just recently, in New York'" I can't tell you how much i loved this wonderful account of Marilyn's year of liberation and discovery in New York, 1955. So glad this had that specific focus and we get to see Marilyn happy, full of hope, ...

    What could go wrong with 2 of my favorite things? Marilyn Monroe and NYC? Elizabeth Winder author of the wonderful Pain and parties in New York (about another favorite of mine Sylvia Plath) takes a year that Marilyn spent with photographer Milton Greene and wife Amy. Winder is a real t...

    Who isn't obsessed with Marilyn? Gone way before her time. I've read a lot of stuff about Marilyn, but I had no idea that she had spent almost a year in New York during a disagreement with her studio. She was tired of the sex kitten roles and she wanted to be an actress. Which is where...

    This book was the first I've read about the life of Marilyn Monroe and I loved it. In this book Marilyn's year of living in New York really seems to have been the best time of her life. She loved the social life and makes friends everywhere she goes. Marilyn is supported by the Greene ...

    This is a biography about the most important and to the author the happiest years of Ms. Monroe's life. This is the year that she breaks away from Fox studio where she has been typecast into "dumb" blonde roles. She wants badly to be taken seriously for her acting. She moves from Holl...

    Elizabeth Winder is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. Earlier this year I read her book about Sylvia Plath, Pain Parties Work, and I adored it. When I saw that she had written a new book about another one of my favourite women, the one and only Marilyn Monroe, I knew I had to ...

    I received a free copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. There are so many things I can say about this book that I just don't have time to write them all down. So in order to shorten it up a little bit I will just say that this book was one of the best portr...

    "She stretched out in her bathrobe on the floor of the Waldorf-Astoria, scrawling poems on crisp hotel stationery." "With Wuthering Heights meets Jean Harlow hair." "She looked like a blonde peach." "crates of unopened Chanel No 5, and" "Pert shoulders framed her face like ...

    A fun, frothy read that challenges Marilyn Monroe's sex kitten stereotype by delving into her year of artistic soul searching. Despite her many flirtations and sloppy personal habits, Marilyn is a secret intellectual, devouring Russian literature and studying at the Actor's Studio. Sti...

    Wielkie nadzieje w oparach barbituranów "Marilyn na Manhattanie. Najrado?niejszy rok ?ycia" to z pewno?ci? jedna z najpi?kniej wydanych biografii ostatnich lat ? wysmakowana kolorystyka, fotografie z klas?. Niemal na ka?dej stronie wyczuwalna jest fascynacja autorki ikon...

    Musz? na wst?pie powiedzie?, ?e bardzo mi si? podoba?o ta ksi??ka, która niew?tpliwie jest warta uwagi, ale ma ona kilka minusów i plusów, które tak?e chcia?bym poruszy?. Przechodz?c do konkretów, nie podoba?o mi si? to, ?e oczekiwa?em od tej pozycji troch? wi?...

  • niepoczytalna.com
    Dec 12, 2017

    I've read a lot of books about the life and death Marilyn Monroe. Those books usually focus on her terrible childhood, her time spent on the Hollywood casting couch, her many many failed relationships and her drug addiction. Those books usually paint a bleak portrait of a depressing li...

    I love reading biographies, especially about famous people that I know very little about. When this book crossed my path I eagerly wanted to read it. This book starts off when Marilyn leaves Hollywood and everything else behind her. She had a failed marriage and an acting career, w...

    This is a lovely and heartbreaking portrait of a curious, passionate, and smart woman who was trying so hard for people to really see her. It's evident in this book that it might have been otherwise for Marilyn and the year that she spent in Manhattan may have been the closest she came...

    "Somebody asked me when I was born and I said, 'Just recently, in New York'" I can't tell you how much i loved this wonderful account of Marilyn's year of liberation and discovery in New York, 1955. So glad this had that specific focus and we get to see Marilyn happy, full of hope, ...

    What could go wrong with 2 of my favorite things? Marilyn Monroe and NYC? Elizabeth Winder author of the wonderful Pain and parties in New York (about another favorite of mine Sylvia Plath) takes a year that Marilyn spent with photographer Milton Greene and wife Amy. Winder is a real t...

    Who isn't obsessed with Marilyn? Gone way before her time. I've read a lot of stuff about Marilyn, but I had no idea that she had spent almost a year in New York during a disagreement with her studio. She was tired of the sex kitten roles and she wanted to be an actress. Which is where...

    This book was the first I've read about the life of Marilyn Monroe and I loved it. In this book Marilyn's year of living in New York really seems to have been the best time of her life. She loved the social life and makes friends everywhere she goes. Marilyn is supported by the Greene ...

    This is a biography about the most important and to the author the happiest years of Ms. Monroe's life. This is the year that she breaks away from Fox studio where she has been typecast into "dumb" blonde roles. She wants badly to be taken seriously for her acting. She moves from Holl...

    Elizabeth Winder is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. Earlier this year I read her book about Sylvia Plath, Pain Parties Work, and I adored it. When I saw that she had written a new book about another one of my favourite women, the one and only Marilyn Monroe, I knew I had to ...

    I received a free copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. There are so many things I can say about this book that I just don't have time to write them all down. So in order to shorten it up a little bit I will just say that this book was one of the best portr...

    "She stretched out in her bathrobe on the floor of the Waldorf-Astoria, scrawling poems on crisp hotel stationery." "With Wuthering Heights meets Jean Harlow hair." "She looked like a blonde peach." "crates of unopened Chanel No 5, and" "Pert shoulders framed her face like ...

    A fun, frothy read that challenges Marilyn Monroe's sex kitten stereotype by delving into her year of artistic soul searching. Despite her many flirtations and sloppy personal habits, Marilyn is a secret intellectual, devouring Russian literature and studying at the Actor's Studio. Sti...

    Wielkie nadzieje w oparach barbituranów "Marilyn na Manhattanie. Najrado?niejszy rok ?ycia" to z pewno?ci? jedna z najpi?kniej wydanych biografii ostatnich lat ? wysmakowana kolorystyka, fotografie z klas?. Niemal na ka?dej stronie wyczuwalna jest fascynacja autorki ikon...