The MMM Girl

The MMM Girl

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"Nothing lasts forever...all we can do is shine, or just survive." Who was Marilyn Monroe? She began as Norma Jeane, the Los Angeles waif who dreamed of being a movie star. The camera worshipped her, and she became America's greatest sex symbol. For thirty-six years, she dazzled the world with her fragile, but radiant beauty. In private, she yearned for fulfilment. Her myth shone so brightly that it threatened to destroy her. Then, one night in 1962, she left us in mystery. First published in 2007 - now back in print, with additional material - 'The Mmm Girl' follows the journey of a self-made goddess, from the orphanage to the silver screen. By standing in her shoes, Tara Hanks uncovers the reality of Marilyn's life: as she might have told it herself. "When reading 'The Mmm Girl', one cannot help but realize that all previous attempts never quite got it - that elusive something special that made Monroe so incredibly unique...it takes not only talent but heart to tell the story right. Tara Hanks has both." - David Marshall, author of 'The DD Group' "Wonderful...so close to Marilyn's life that you almost believe you are reading her own memoir...a real gem" - Michelle Morgan, author of 'Marilyn Monroe, Private And Undisclosed'show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 348 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 19.81mm | 589.67g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507636156
  • 9781507636152
  • 2,356,627

About Tara Hanks

Tara Hanks was born and raised in London. She is the author of two novels: 'Wicked Baby', based on the events of the Profumo Affair; and 'The Mmm Girl', about the life of Marilyn Monroe - as she might have told it herself. 'Jeanne Eagels: A Life Revealed', co-authored with Eric Woodard, will be published later this year. Tara writes about various aspects of popular culture for a number of websites and magazines, including For Books' Sake and Art Decades. She lives in Brighton with her husband, two sons and their cat. http: //tarahanks.com/ http: //blog.everlasting-star.net/show more