Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe

Version: Unabridged
Author: Anthony Summers
Narrator: Donna Postel
Genres: Biography & Memoir, Psychology, Public Policy
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: October 2017
# of Units: 15 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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Overview

Marilyn Monroe, born to deprivation and a series of foster homes, became an acting legend of the twentieth century. She married famous men, Joe DiMaggio and playwright Arthur Miller, and her many lovers included President John F. Kennedy. Her death, at thirty-six, is a mystery that remains unsolved to this day. Anthony Summers interviewed 600 people for this book, which reveals unknown truths, some funny, some very sad, about this brilliant but troubled woman. First to gain access to the files of Monroe's last psychiatrist, he throws light on Monroe's troubled psyche and her addiction to medications. He establishes once and for all that she was intimately involved with John and Robert Kennedy, who probably covered up the circumstances of her death.

Author Details

Author Details

Summers, Anthony

Anthony Summers, a former BBC journalist, is the author of six bestselling books, including "The File of the Tsar," on the fate of the Romanovs; "Not in Your Lifetime," on the assassination of President Kennedy; "Official and Confidential," on J. Edgar Hoover; and "The Arrogance of Power," on Richard Nixon. He won the Golden Dagger, the Crime Writers' Association's top nonfiction award, for "Not in Your Lifetime." Robbyn Swan worked with Summers on the Hoover and Nixon biographies, and both authors have contributed to Vanity Fair and PBS's Frontline. They are married, have five children betwee