Marilyn's Last Sessions by Michel Schneider
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Michel Schneider’s Marilyn’s Last Sessions is a helluva thing. A hybrid concoction. A heady potion.
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At 4:25 am on August 5, 1962, the LAPD received a phone call. Marilyn Monroe was dead from an overdose-an apparent suicide. Dr. Ralph Greenson, her psychoanalyst, friend, and confessor, was the last person to see her alive and the first to find her dead.

This acclaimed novel brilliantly recreates Marilyn's final years through her sessions on Dr. Greenson's couch. The doctor's intimate relationship with the world's most famous and elusive actress reveals her glamorous Hollywood life, surrounded by the likes of Arthur Miller, Truman Capote, and John Huston.

A remarkable piece of storytelling, Marilyn's Last Sessions illuminates one of the greatest icons of the twentieth century, "so authentically that you often forget this is simply an imagined version of the last four years of her life" (Psychologies).
 

About Michel Schneider

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Michael Schneider is the project leader at 'avenir suisse'.
 
Published January 1, 2012 by Canongate Books. 416 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
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Reviewed by Vinton Rafe McCabe on Apr 01 2013

Michel Schneider’s Marilyn’s Last Sessions is a helluva thing. A hybrid concoction. A heady potion.

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