Marilyn in Manhattan: Her Year of Joy
"A glittering, poignant tribute to one of America's most stylish icons as well as it's most stylish city."- Kate Betts, New York Times bestselling author of My Paris Dream and Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style"In this thrilling, evocative book, Elizabeth Winder shows us Marilyn at a moment of transition, a Marilyn we've seldom seen before--independent, introspective, curious, and seductive. It's a knockout." -- Luke Barr, author of Provence, 1970: MFK Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard and the Reinvention of American Taste"A beautifully written glimpse into a year in the life of a complicated, brave woman whose keen intelligence and ambition has been largely overshadowed by her iconic beauty. Winder takes the reader on a fascinating and intimate journey with Marilyn that ends all too soon."-- Kate Andersen Brower, New York Times bestselling author of First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies and The Residence Inside the Private World of the White House"Captivating...Winder is a gifted writer and Monroe a fascinating, complex subject; this book will prove nearly impossible to put down for the actress's many fans." -- Publishers Weekly"Illuminating... A touching, textured, and compellingly written slice of the iconic actress's life."--Kirkus"A beautiful love letter to one of the most celebrated icons of all time" -- The Washington Blade
Elizabeth Winder is the author of Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953. Her work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Antioch Review, American Letters, and other publications. She is a graduate of the College of William and Mary, and earned an MFA in creative writing from George Mason University.