HottJoe said"BLONDE" by Joyce Carol Oates
It's a novelization of her life
That could be interesting but how accurate is it ?
I'm not sure, because it's a novel, but the author has a formidable reputation; I felt that it was thorough and very insightful. I really appreciated how you get right in Marilyn's head and follow her entire life. Her crazy childhood and all that leads up to her becoming a star is, in and of itself, worth reading. For me, the aspect of the book that I found most interesting is that people only liked her when they thought she was gorgeous. When she was having a bad day, suddenly people didn't want to talk to her or be anywhere near her, because they didn't want to ruin their own perception of her. She ended up being very lonely and had very few people she could trust. She also had gay and bi friends, at a time when so many people hated gays, and I really felt that this book lets you get to know what she would've been like in real life. She was a crazy, fun free-spirit, but I guess that's part of what makes her such an intriguing person.