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One of the most iconic names, one of the most intriguing and heartbreaking stories of a star, is unequivocally Marilyn Monroe. When one thinks of Monroe, they either think of her sex icon status, her untimely death, or the tortured soul she was behind the camera. Even though she passed away in 1962, she continues to inspire and mystify fans from all around the world over 60 years later.
Did you know she was an amazing cook? Did you know the last book she read was To Kill a Mockingbird? That she lived in London and did a love scene with Clark Gable? All of that and so much more can be found in the catalogs of biographies dedicated to the star.
Whether you want to know about her tumultuous relationships or first-hand accounts from her half-sister, we found the best books to read ahead of watching Netflix’s Blonde. From the book that Blonde is based on to her unfinished autobiography, these books will give you a glimpse of Monroe that you may never know existed.
Check out our top book picks on Monroe’s life, and get lost in the crazy, head-spinning world of Monroe.