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A comprehensive and meticulously researched treasure trove of information that brings to light the ordinary domestic details to the countless controversies of Marilyn Monroe's life. Dozens of people who knew or were related to Marilyn - from the key players in her life (family, friends, and colleagues) to casual acquaintances - cover Marilyn's foster childhood to her mysterious death. This is a candid, human portrait of a woman whose star has only become brighter with passing generations.