Last year I made a video with some special ladies, featuring how to make an Edgar Allan Poe themed Old Fashioned! Poe was last year's October Marilyn Monroe book choice, but this cocktail can be enjoyed anytime 🍹. If you don't drink alcohol, make this with barley tea instead of bourbon. 😋
1. What sets this book apart from other Marilyn Monroe biographies? The book describes the years 1954-1956, and explores how those years changed Marilyn’s life and in turn how she changed the lives of others. It is not a straight-forward biography (I wrote a full-scale biography entitled ‘Marilyn Monroe: Private and Confidential’), but instead it … Continue reading Interview with Michelle Morgan, author of ‘The Girl’
July's book is From Hiroshima to the Moon: Chronicles of Life in the Atomic Age and you can borrow it online **For Free!** Simply click the link here
The book selection for May 2018 is Codfish, Cats and Civilization, an informal scientific history about the relationship between mankind and animals. If you want to check it out for free online, check out this link : BOOK.
After last month's rather serious read (Medea!) we are doing something lighthearted and different! It's Flower Arranging for Fun, which is a little bit of a coffee table book, but I hope will provide a fun Springtime read. Here is the link to where you can check out the book online: https://archive.org/details/flowerarrangingf00dunl Happy reading!
January is almost over, but I wanted to make sure to talk about the new year and the new reading list! In addition to reading Marilyn's library, I'm also working with Pinup Life Magazine to create a Must-Reads for the Modern-Day Pinup! These books will cover stories and topics of interest to modern-day pinups, and … Continue reading 2018! More books per month
This December, I wanted to go with something in the season, so I've chosen Phyllis McGinley's Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! I'm especially excited to read this author, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1961. From Wikipedia: "Her poetry was in the style of light verse, specializing in humor, satiric tone and the positive aspects of … Continue reading December’s Book–online borrow for free!
The Book Our book club finished it's first book: The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe by R. Taraborrelli. The book itself was incredibly well researched, and the amount of effort put into pouring over documents related to Marilyn Monroe shines through incredibly in the writing. I did appreciate Taraborrelli's explanation of each document, and whether or … Continue reading Marilyn’s family and mine: A Review of “The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe”
Today I began reading the first official selection for the book club, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe by J. Randy Taraborrelli. But before giving my first impressions, I wanted to reflect upon why I began this book club. What are my reasons? Is it to demonstrate appreciation for Marilyn Monroe as a fan? Is it to create a … Continue reading And so it begins…
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