Goddess by Anthony Summers
The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe

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The definitive biography of one of America’s brightest stars
Hers was a brief life that still fascinates the world. Marilyn Monroe was born in obscurity and deprivation, and rose to become a legend of her century, a great actress, and a lover of the most famous men in America—only to die young and under suspicious circumstances, leaving behind a mystery that remains unsolved to this day. Anthony Summers interviewed more than six hundred people, laying bare the truths—sometimes funny, often sad—about this brilliant, troubled woman. The first to gain access to the files of Monroe’s last psychiatrist, Summers uses the documents toexplain her tangled psyche and her dangerous addiction to medications. He establishes, after years of mere rumor, that President Kennedy and his brother Robert were both intimately involved with Monroe in life—and in covering up the circumstances of her death.

About Anthony Summers

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Anthony Summers, a former BBC journalist, is the author of six bestselling books, including "The File of the Tsar," on the fate of the Romanovs; "Not in Your Lifetime," on the assassination of President Kennedy; "Official and Confidential," on J. Edgar Hoover; and "The Arrogance of Power," on Richard Nixon. He won the Golden Dagger, the Crime Writers' Association's top nonfiction award, for "Not in Your Lifetime." Robbyn Swan worked with Summers on the Hoover and Nixon biographies, and both authors have contributed to Vanity Fair and PBS's Frontline. They are married, have five children between them, and live in Ireland.
Published November 6, 2012 by Open Road Media. 660 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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