Marilyn Monroe: The Defiant Broad Disguised as a Dumb Blonde by in60Learning

I was recently contacted via email by Tyler from in60Learning telling me all about their range of books that you can read in sixty minutes and the beauty of it all is that you will remember all sorts of facts long after you have finished reading them. I figured I'd take a look and came across Marilyn Monroe: The Defiant Broad Disguised as a Dumb Blonde and since I've always had a fascination with this beautiful bombshell I quickly requested it. You can find this title and others here.

Marilyn Monroe was famous for playing naïve, “dumb blonde” film characters, but she herself was anything but that. Born to a psychologically unstable mother, she was passed between foster families and orphanages and was molested on more than one occasion. She married at age 16 to escape this cycle, and while her first husband was deployed, she began to make a name for herself as a pin-up model. From there, Monroe’s career in modeling and film took off, culminating in her establishing her own production company: Marilyn Monroe Productions. While she did everything she could to escape the circumstances of her youth, her family’s predisposition to mental illness caught up to her at the end of her life; this biography of Monroe’s personal and professional life reveals the resilient broad behind the winking blonde.

I was riveted by this exquisitely written book that quickly provided me with the biography of Norma Jeane and brought me closer to understanding the ups and downs of her life, loves, struggles and ultimately her untimely death. Often misunderstood she was a strong woman who had goals and dreams. This sixty-minute read will be loved by young and old, and I highly recommend this fact filled read.

{I requested a review copy and made no guarantee of a favorable review. The opinions expressed here are unbiased and my own.}

I want to thank In60Learning for affording me the opportunity to read one of their books and encourage my readers to jump in and start reading!

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