Even her most devoted fans might not realize that Marilyn Monroe was an avid reader, writer, and book collector. Fortunately for those of us who were in the dark, Stephen J. Gertz highlights Marilyn’s varied tastes in this revealing piece in BOOKTRYST. He notes that “she loved James Joyce, Walt Whitman, and poet Heinrich Heine. Saul Bellow and Carl Sandburg were literary heroes. And of course she was married to famous American playwright Arthur Miller.
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