Life Among the Cannibals: The Life and Times of Marilyn Monroe 1962 - 2003
Picking up where the first volume of Ms. Monroe’s bestselling memoirs left off, Life Among the Cannibals continues the story of the late star’s life and times, ending with her death and funeral in October 2003. Following Monroe through the tumultuous years of political upheaval, assassination, and her own personal triumphs, this second volume explains how she earned her a spot on President Nixon’s Enemies List, which film projects she took on, and how she became known not as the sex symbol of the Fifties but as “Hollywood’s Conscience.”
Having been granted unprecedented access to the late star’s papers by authorization of her family, this second volume of Marilyn Monroe’s biography is the culmination of two and a half years of intensive research, including interviews with many of her costars, family members, and such notables as Hillary Clinton, Jane Fonda, and Aaron Sorkin. The result is a detailed look at Monroe’s response to the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights and Women’s Movements, as well as her role in the AIDS crisis and her growing interest in politics. Along the way she meets with such figures as Nancy Reagan, Janis Joplin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Dick Cavett, Kitty Kelley, Pat Nixon, and Peter Bogdanovich. Life Among the Cannibals – The Life and Times of Marilyn Monroe (1962 – 2003) puts an end to the innuendo and speculation surrounding the life and career of one of America’s most beloved figures.
“David's book is absolutely terrific and well deserves a space on your book shelves. Buy this book now - I promise you won't be disappointed.”
“David Marshall writes with sensitivity and an eye for changing times... instead of mourning what was lost, Marshall celebrates what should have been. With this highly entertaining book, Marshall gives Marilyn Monroe the second act she surely deserved.”
David Marshall is the author of The DD Group: An Online Investigation into the Death of Marilyn Monroe. He lives in San Francisco.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: Life Among the Cannibals: The Life and Times of Marilyn Monroe 1962 - 2003User Review - MaryAlice - Goodreads
This book is wonderfully imagined. Perhaps a little overlong and Marilyn can do no wrong. But these are small quibbles. Reading this made me sad it wasn't true. It certainly could have been. Read full review
Review: Life Among the Cannibals: The Life and Times of Marilyn Monroe 1962 - 2003User Review - Tara - Goodreads
David Marshall's first book, 'The DD Group' (2003), confronted one of the mysteries of the twentieth century - why did Marilyn Monroe die alone in her bed on a Saturday night in 1962, at the age of 36 ... Read full review