"Fragments" Marilyn Monroe's Writings Released this Fall



Exciting book news today! Never before seen personal writings and correspondence from Marilyn Monroe will be released as a book this fall by publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux. The book will be titled "Fragments" and will contain various writings from Marilyn herself from 1943 to her death in 1962. Expect diary entries, letters, and thoughts jotted down on paper.

This is really exciting to me because I think Marilyn was such a complex person, and she was so different than the image she worked so hard to portray. A part of me thinks that its an invasion of privacy-did she really want her personal writings released? But the part of me that is a fan really wants to know more about her life so I can understand her better.

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10 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Wow. Super super cool! Thanks for the news.

Tiger Holland said...

I know zero about Marilyn, so I'll be excited to take a look at this.

Karen said...

You know - you make me want to read books I would never care about otherwise...your enthusiasim is contagious!
You actually have me reading Historical Romances now!! lol

Kris (Voracious YAppetite) said...

"A part of me thinks that its an invasion of privacy-did she really want her personal writings released?" -- That is a very good question! The downside of celebrity definitely seems to be the lack of privacy. But I guess the fame and money is worth it for them. And as a fan, I agree; it's hard not to be interested in finding out more about a celeb you like!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Thanks for stopping by, Juju, Tiger, Karen, and Kris!

Karen: Thanks :) And, yay! I hope you are enjoying the historical romances :)

Kris: You definitely have a point about the trade-offs involved with being a celebrity!

dArLyN said...

Marilyn Monroe was such a diva.I know a bit about her. If I'm not mistaken her real name is Norma Jean right?

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

That's right, Darlyn!

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

I used to LOVE Marilyn Monroe when I was a young girl. I had posters and I would read any bios on her. She was quite fascinating!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Michelle, I'm glad to find another fan of hers :) Isn't she fascinating?

PolishOutlander said...

Now I know what my mom's getting for Christmas....and my cousin in Poland. And myself :) Gosh I love and admire her. I haven't watched all her movies though but as a person, she is definitely fascinating and intriguing. And I love her voice and singing.

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