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More than half a century after her death, Marilyn Monroe is arguably still one of the most famous people in the world. Her life was a contrast of public brilliance and private misery, her death a tragedy suffused by dark questions – about her relations with President John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert. Drawing on more than 600 first-hand interviews, Anthony Summers offers the classic, definitive biography of a woman who captivated the world. Marilyn’s tragic story is clouded by gossip-reporting more than almost any other. GODDESS, however, delivers new, fully documented yet exciting fact.

‘Gets as near to the heart of the mystery as anyone ever will’ Guardian

‘The fullest factual account of Monroe’s life and death we’re likely to get’ Evening Standard

‘The definitive story of the legend’ Irish Times

‘A remarkable performance…The ghost of Marilyn Monroe cries out in these pages’ New York Times

Reviews

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
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
A remarkable performance . . . The ghost of Marilyn Monroe cries out in these pages
New York Times
[Marilyn] was a genius, a sorceress who could stimulate the world's sexuality and still seem innocent, turn on a light and become 'Marilyn Monroe.' And she has become eternal. This is the most believable, useful book of all the books about her
Harvey Wasserman, former professor of psychiatry, Yale University College of Medicine
Mesmerizing ... reads like something out of a Robert Ludlum thriller
BOSTON GLOBE
A very fine piece of writing
LITERARY REVIEW
Anthony Summers is one of the most highly skilled investigative reporters writing today
Norman Mailer