September 21, 2009

The Secret Life Of Marilyn Monroe Review and Giveaway!

When I first saw this book, I knew I HAD to read it. Marilyn has always been someone that I've been interested in. She lead an exciting, glamourous and at times, very sad life. She's gorgeous, glamorous, sexy and is just one of those women that looks like she has "it all". There are SO many stories in the different chapters, her early childhood, teen years, how she came to be "Marilyn Monroe" and of course the Men!

Many stories fly about Marilyn and the "type" of life she lead. The jealousy, the flings, and her death, it seems to me that everyone has an opinion. But what draws me most to her is how she lived to be the entertainer that she was. I think the more dangerous a woman seems, the more enticing she is. I didn't want this book to end and to me, that's always a wonderful sign.

Here's a little bit about the book and how you can win one of three audio copies courtesy of Hachette Book Group for your own!

The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe
By: J. Randy Taraborrelli
Class: Memoir
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Format of Giveaway: Audio Book (3)
English
Pages 640




About the Book:

From New York Times bestselling author J. Randy Taraborrelli comes the definitive biography of the most enduring icon in popular American culture.
When Marilyn Monroe became famous in the 1950s, the world was told that her mother was either dead or simply not a part of her life. However, that was not true. In fact, her mentally ill mother was very much present in Marilyn's world and the complex family dynamic that unfolded behind the scenes is a story that has never before been told...until now. In this groundbreaking book, Taraborrelli draws complex and sympathetic portraits of the women so influential in the actress' life, including her mother, her foster mother, and her legal guardian. He also reveals, for the first time, the shocking scope of Marilyn's own mental illness, the identity of Marilyn's father and the half-brother she never knew, and new information about her relationship with the Kennedy's-Bobby, Jack, and Pat Kennedy Lawford. Explosive, revelatory, and surprisingly moving, this is the final word on the life of one of the most fascinating and elusive icons of the 20th Century.

About the Author:

J. RANDY TARABORRELLI, is the author of sixteen books, including the New York Times best-sellers, Call Her Miss Ross - The Unauthorized Biography of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson - The Magic and the Madness, Sinatra - Behind the Legend, Madonna - An Intimate Biography, Jackie, Ethel, Joan - Women of Camelot, and Elizabeth. The Los Angeles writer is not only a respected journalist, he is also a recognizable entertainment personality and in-demand guest on many television programs, including Today, Good Morning America, The Early Show, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider and CNN - Headline News. Additionally, J. Randy Taraborrelli works for CBS News as a news analyst.



The Secret Life Of Marilyn Monroe GIVEAWAY!!
(Audio Books)



THREE LUCKY Readers Will WIN The Audio Book Listed Above!!

This Contest is Open to Residents of the U.S. and Canada
The Books Will Be Shipped Directly From The Publisher
What does that mean? No P.O. Boxes (Please)!

How Do you Win?

It's Simple!

You must follow MY Blog With Google Friend Connect
Just Hit the Follow Button!
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All Entries MUST be in By Midnight October 19th (EST)
WINNERS Drawn on (or around) the 20th!

Extra Ways to Win!

Remember! You MUST be a FOLLOWER with GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT
or the Extra Entries Do Not Count!
I'd Like to Thank Anna at Hachette Book Group
for making this Giveaway possible!

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90 comments:

  1. Would love to win this audio book. I'm a big fan of Marilyn Monroe just purchased one of her wine bottles as collectibles. I follow your blog on google and follow you on twitter. Will add you with my personal twitter aswell look for @sweetreviewer

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  7. I am a follower and would love to have this. I have always thought Marilyn Monroe was such a beautiful woman and would like to hear this story. Thanks!

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  8. Oh, I like the looks of this book!! Thanks for another great contest.

    I am a follower :)

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  9. I also am a subscriber. :)

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  17. I would love a copy of this audiobook, it would make my drive into work much more exciting. I am a follower on goodge reader

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  18. I'd love to hear this audio of Marilyn Monroe. She's more of a complex person, deep thinker who loved hard with sensitivity unmatched by most.

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  19. Both daughter and I would love to read this book! I follow with Google Friend Connect

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  35. I love Marilyn! She is a Hollywood icon- Im thinking about being her for Halloween- Im looking for cool sites for inspiration. Hollywoodmegastore.com has been a good start.

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  57. Erin from Long IslandSeptember 24, 2009 at 10:59 PM

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  65. I hope it is not too late to win the Marilyn Monroe book on audio. I am going to follow you ... now! Going to click follow!

    I saw this book at Target & almost bought it. I have always been fascinated by the life of Marilyn Monroe and I have several of her books already. She was such an icon!

    Oh, and I am going to follow you on Twitter, as well.

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  82. I would be interested also. I have been a Marilyn Monroe fan for a long time and have read several biographies on her..
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