CW Sexual abuse rapeThere s always the uestion do we really need another biography of Celebrity X when it comes to these kinds of books I think the uestion we #should be asking in this case is do we need another biography of Marilyn Monroe which #be asking in this case is do we need another biography of Marilyn Monroe which written by a manBefore I et to the points which had me raging let s cover the basicsThe whole point of Marilyn Monroe The Final Years as stated by the author is to clear up common misconceptions about the actress s last days Badman is obsessive about this Imagine That! giving facts and figures which make for some of the dullest reading I ve come across which is another strike against this book how the actual fuck do you make Marilyn Monroe dull It s some kind of idiotenius that s for sure He Elena's Conquest gets bogged down in details like how much a limo cost her on a particular day or how much she paid for a wardrobe in Mexico Maybe that s FASCINATING to some fans but I wasn t feeling particularly enlightened by this kind of triviaBadman also works to dispel some of the Kennedy conspiracies around Marilyn s demise It s all fine andood and I think his account of what must have happened is perfectly solid But that said he relies on some Sister of My Heart governmental evidence while openly discounting other mostly FBI reports He ll take on faith one witness s account and some of these accounts are completely unsourced where did they come from who said them how did he find this out NO ONE KNOWWWWWS while discarding someone else s testimony If hisoal is to convince the skeptics I don t think they ll find him terribly convincingBut beyond the dull prose the somewhat disingenuous reporting is the sheer constant benign misogyny that Badman never bothers to investigate or comment upon Early on he makes the point that the actress was molested by her mother s boyfriend but what he emphasizes is that she wasn t raped He then cheerfully reports testimony by her ex husband as to the state of her hymen which I won t repeat because I at least have some decency left in me Can you imagine this being written about a living celebrity It s mind blowingLater his King Alfred's Version of St. Augustine's Soliloquies glossing over of sexual assault continues in reporting a particularly horrible rape at the Cal Neva lodge and yes Mr Badman being forced to participate in a sexual act while you are incapable of consenting is RAPE he refers to it as sexual mistreatment Is your head currently doing the same as Linda Blair s in the Exorcist I mean REALLYLesser misogyny pops up throughout as well and again is completely unexamined Badman repeats the old chestnut about how Marilyn had needed to lose weight he literally reports that she had been overweight but had lost 15 pounds toet down to her old waist size of 22 inchesLet s think about this for a moment shall we At roughly 5 poundsinch for a smaller woman
that means she had ballooned to a startlingly obese 25 inch waist Last time I checked means she had ballooned to a startlingly obese 25 inch waist Last time I checked s an extra small So in conclusion Badman is interested in tracing what led to her death but Rescuing Gus glosses over or ignores the specifically female based pressures Monroe was constantly facing He s so interested in the medications she was prescribed that he doesn t bother to look at whatot her there in the first place I d much rather see a discussion of that than see how much her phone bill wasAnd as regards the sexual mistreatment I hope somewhere the author is fucking ashamed of himself because he is part of the Class of 92: Out of Our League goddamn problem My review is probably for people who know the basics or maybe even of the Monroe saga and so far only covers the first 21 pages LOL Because so far I have only read the bit about her childhood What annoys me most is these there is so much crap out there and here FINALLY is the ULTIMATE truth Naturally no biographer can say the FACT which is that the ultimate truth is NEVER TO BE FOUND it is simply not there Biographies belong to fiction shelves And most of these who toot their own horn are utter crap Ano. «La dinamica delle ultime ore e degli ultimi minuti di vita di Marilyn Monroe è estremamente vaga Ma dopo anni di ricerche e dopo aver separato i fatti dalle invenzioni e la verità dalle bugie sono fermamente convinto di poter finalmente sciogliere un enigma che perdura da cinuant’anni come morì Marilyn Monroe la piùrande star del cinema la più leggendaria icona sexy del mondo» Keith Badman Tesi 1 fu un suicidio Tesi 2 Marilyn fu uccisa per volere dei Kennedy a causa delle sue amicizie compromettenti e della sua inaffidabilità Keith Badman non crede né all’una né all’altra versione Per uesto ha trascorso cinue anni a ricostruire li ,
D sourcesAll in all I can therefore only rate this as an OK read that is 2 star I definitely would not recommend this book to someone just starting to learn about Marilyn The timeline kind of jumps around which even being familiar with Marilyn s life at times was confusing and hard to follow Also the author is constantly reminding the reader that his opinion is different than other researchersbiographers which only needs to be stated once
IF AT ALL GIVEN THE FACTat all iven the fact there have been literally thousands of bios written about Monroe Also having read multiple books on Marilyn Jack and Jackie Kennedy there are things he denies which I am far inclined to believe are true having read them in separate books about the subjects As narrator he could have maintained a cohesive timeline and his continual use of the words obviously or naturally often went unexplained or were unnecessary Overall an interesting read but not the best Marilyn biography by any means as I stated especially if you are a Marilyn newbie and don t know much about her life this is meant for fans who already have information about Marilyn her early years implied in the title timeline and rumours in existence about her life Though it is lacking it is a uick and interesting read though I wouldn t take the author s opinions at face value as I suppose with any biography on its own however this book in specific I found his logic for denying certain information often naive and not well founded I cannot say I wholly enjoyed this book I am uite the fan of Marilyn and this book simply didn t hit the mark for me The writing was reasonable save for the odd spelling mistake or missing wordThe writer seems to loss over some very serious aspects of Marilyn s treatment namely at the Cal Neva Lodge Sexual mistreatment is not what I would call that I think we need to o a bit further thereHe also seems to be writing the book solely to exonarate the Kennedy s Now whilst the evidence can potentially exonarate them it can also implicate them and not enough is made of thatThe writer believes #that Marilyn died by way of an accidental drugs overdose rather than any kind of conspiracy This is all well and #Marilyn died by way of an accidental drugs overdose rather than any kind of conspiracy This is all well and with the theory being that the doctors covered it up to save their own careers etc This doesn t delve into some of the other theories for Marilyn s death and a ood book ought to explore all theories before reaching a conclusionThe author seems to have reached his personal conclusion first without actually showing us how he reached it He then uses the evidence which fits his conclusion and leaves out anything that doesn t On a whole somewhat disappointing Story skims her early life tho does a fair job of it then ets into a very in depth detailed account of the final weeks days leading up to her death focussing on her private public contexts leads to his somewhat open conclusion as an accidental death from an overdose He re examines some myths about this hints at her men friend relationships the later public enuiry into the scope of the cover up etc I felt that he somewhat pussy footed around the topic of her relationship with the Kennedys and he could have Moonrise given a stronger opinion on those who were supposed to be keeping an eye on her barbiturates intakeeg her psychiatrists and her housekeeper who unknown to her was actually a psychiatric nurse and it was a bit thin on theround about medical reports again perhaps there is yet first hand material to be uncovered also puzzling was MM s use of Nembutal which has to be injected yet there was no specific mention in the book of who did this All Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi good stuff if you are an MM fan nonetheless hmmm I am not sure I finished it but was not that taken in Seemed to be a lot ofoing over same points again and again that ot tedious Lots of making excuses and debunking of some of the Kennedy s involvement I still believe they played a big part in her demise. E fascicoli d’archivio ricevute fatture e testimonianze oculari – una mole di documenti molti dei uali ritenuti da tempo perduti – Keith Badman si cala nei panni dell’investigatore con l’obiettivo di separare la verità dalla finzione le notizie autentiche dalle sciocchezze il mito dalla realtà A cinuant’anni dalla scomparsa un libro che dà risposte definitive ai molti interrogativi che ancora oggi circondano Marilyn e la sua leggenda identifica il padre naturale; mette fine all’interminabile dibattito sul suo rapporto con i Kennedy e ricostruisce nei minimi dettagli la notte della morte e le manovre di “insabbiamento” che seguirono.
Keith Badman ✓ 9 DOWNLOADTher thing I immediately paid attention to is that there is simply NO SOURCES listed Yes he ives thanks but I would like to know where he Alien Alpha got the info he claims to be true For example he acts like Stanley Gifford being her father is his discovery whilst in most part I think it is or less established I have a letter from James Dougherty saying Gifford was her father AND Marilyn knew it Badman doesive info Marilyn Monroe A name we have all heard of at sometime in our lives A symbol of beauty talent and most famoussex However this star was than just
A Symbol Of Her Looks She Wassymbol of her looks she was symbol of changeKeith Badman pulls together Marilyn s last few years in this wonderfully written book Starting from her birth Badman sets the setting for Marilyns life telling of her troubled childhood Keith takes through the ups and downs that came with having a schizophrenic mother and oing from foster home to foster home Marrying young at age 16 Monroe escaped her childhood and headed toward adulthood After her divorce she began to chase her dream a dream that we all know her for nowbeing an actress Badman shows Monroe s road to stardom from interviews with close friends and casting directors helping us et a multi perception on who Marilyn really Some of this book makes sense some of it makes little sense especially about her death A couple of egregious errors IRS Inland Revenue Service and placing Salina Kansas 30 miles south of Gilroy California what can you expect from a Brit marred this otherwise very interesting book Some years ago I had read a biography of Peter Lawford whi This is billed as a book that dispels the myths and conspiracy theories about Marilyn Monroe s death On the whole it seems to do that and yet there is a lack of sources no footnotes for any of the assertions despite the author casting doubt on previous books or persons who claimed to know MM One of the problems I had with it was that despite the author telling us that his subject was a reat actress which he does in the section dealing with the coverup at her death and the aftermath he doesn t actually show that In fact to me her ability was trivialised and the book concentrated on her spending on food booze clothing and other items There were a lot of itemised bills which were possibly included to add versimilitude but I would have found it convincing if there had been attributed sources for the various statementsThe other issue that he downplays all the very serious sexual abuse to which MM was subjected both as a child it seems that because the boarder who took her into his room didn t actually rape her it was actually not a big deal Similarly her being subjected to photographed sexual abuse at the Cal Neva Lodge at the hands of some associates of his is trivialised as mistreatment A big part of the book is to mostly exonerate the Kennedy brothers from any link to her death If the various facts about their being in completely different places during most of the alleged meetings are correct then it seems that this is mostly ossip he does agree a one night stand happened with the President though it is alleged that his brother talked too frankly to her about state matters which then made her a #person of interest to the security servicesFor anyone not convinced that her #of interest to the security servicesFor Anyone Not Convinced That not convinced that was accidental produced by taking drugs prescribed for sleep disorders by two different doctors which in combination were fatal as he narrates the material about the bugging of her house and alleged visit by Robert Kennedy on the day of her death in response to her it seems not seriously meant threats to reveal all at a press conference in retallation for their unkindness might point the other way It could be argued that the book should consider these various alternative explanations and use facts to discount them rather than pick one option and steer everything towards that especially iven the lack of cite. Ltimi iorni della diva e a vagliare centinaia di documenti riuscendo a illuminare uelle zone d’ombra su cui fino a oggi si facevano solo ipotesi e congetture infanzia negata aborti tentativi di suicidio festini erotici dimagrimenti improvvisi depressione abuso di barbiturici e alcol freuentazioni con i boss della mafia e con i fratelli Kennedy relazioni sentimentali e scappatelle False voci sulla diva circolavano sicuramente anche mentre era in vita uando una volta nel 1962 le chiesero che cosa ne pensasse lei si limitò a replicare «Considerate la fonte» Tenendo a mente ueste parole e attingendo ad appunti interviste fotografie ritagli di iornal.