Dear Red

The Lost Diary of Marilyn Monroe

by Maureen McNeil



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/8/2017

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 158
ISBN : 9781480853768
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 158
ISBN : 9781480853775

About the Book

It is 1962 and America’s greatest sex symbol is ahead of her time. Within the pages of a secret diary she names Red, Marilyn Monroe scribbles her hopes, dreams, and fears, inspired by her aspiration to one day motivate a young person to become something bigger than they ever imagined.

Marilyn begins on January 1 by divulging she has officially given up eating mammals. As she pens her feelings and experiences for the next seven months, the thirty-six-year-old actress shares impressions of dogs and bike rides, memories of married life with DiMaggio and Miller, and reveries of a future with Dreamboat. As she attempts to distinguish friends from enemies while preparing for her last film, Marilyn details her rehearsals for the Happy Birthday performance for JFK’s Madison Square Garden celebration, worries about her mother’s health, and battles for a million-dollar deal with Twentieth Century Fox. But as Marilyn makes plans to free herself from those she cannot trust, she never imagines what will happen next.

Dear Red shares the fictionalized diary of the brilliantly funny and hardworking artist, Marilyn Monroe, as she lives again, if only to reveal an emotional truth about her death.

About the Author

Maureen McNeil is an artist, educator, and writer who works within nonprofit organizations using the arts for social change. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in numerous journals, and a collection about Brooklyn, Red Hook Stories, was published in 2008. Maureen divides her time between homes in New York City and Hudson, New York.