The classic, definitive biography of Marilyn Monroe, now updated in the year of the 50th anniversary of the iconic star's death
She was born Norma Jeane but the world knew and loved her as Marilyn. Her life was one of unprecedented fame and private misery, her death a tragedy surrounded by mysteries. Drawing on first-hand interviews Anthony Summers offers both a classic biography and a shockingly revealing account of the screen goddess's relations with John and Robert Kennedy.
'The definitive story of the legend ... more convincing at every page - told with all the coldness of truth and the authority of the historian, but at the end of it we still love Marilyn' Maeve Binchy, Irish Times
The fullest factual account of Monroe's life and death we're likely to get - Evening Standard
Convincing evidence of a crude but effective cover-up which was designed to protect Robert Kennedy - Times Literary Supplement
Anthony Summers is one of the most highly skilled investigative reporters writing today
Gets as near to the heart of the mystery as anyone ever will - Guardian
The most authoritative account ever written about the greatest sex symbol of them all - Woman
Anthony Summers gained his degree at Oxford and joined the BBC. He covered the wars in Vietnam and the Middle East and smuggled cameras into the Soviet Union to interview Andrei Sakharov when he won the Nobel prize. Married with 2 sons, he now lives in Ireland in an ex-ferryman's cottage by the river Blackwater.