Beauty Mark: A Verse Novel of Marilyn Monroe

Beauty Mark: A Verse Novel of Marilyn Monroe

In a novel in verse, an award-winning author offers an eye-opening look at the life of Marilyn Monroe.

From the day she was born into a troubled home to her reigning days as a Hollywood icon, Marilyn Monroe (née Norma Jeane Mortenson) lived a life that was often defined by others. Revisiting Marilyn's often traumatic early life--foster homes, loneliness, sexual abuse, teen marriage--through a hard-won, meteoric rise to stardom that brought with it exploitation, pill dependency, and depression, the narrative continues through Marilyn's famous performance at JFK's birthday party, three months before her death.

Title:Beauty Mark: A Verse Novel of Marilyn Monroe
ISBN:9781536206296
Format Type:

    Beauty Mark: A Verse Novel of Marilyn Monroe Reviews

  • Jessica

    I received an ARC of this book for free from the publisher (Candlewick Press) in exchange for an honest review. I’m a fairly new Marilyn Monroe fan. I’ve only seen “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” a...

  • Diana ? Book of Secrets

    I've always been fascinated by Marilyn Monroe, a captivating icon who hid a lot of pain behind her dazzling smile. Author Carole Boston Weatherford has done a beautiful job giving Marilyn a voice to t...

  • Alexander Peterhans

    Beauty Mark is a collection of poems retelling the life story of Marilyn Monroe, from her harrowing youth in several foster homes and orphanages, to her transformation from Norma Jeane into Marilyn, a...

  • Natalie

    I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.Beauty Mark is a superb collection of poetry depicting Marilyn Monroes life and...

  • Richie Partington

    Richie’s Picks: BEAUTY MARK: A VERSE NOVEL OF MARILYN MONROE by Carole Boston Weatherford, Candlewick, September 2020, 192p., ISBN: 978-1-5362-0629-6“But please don’t tread on dearest MarilynCau...

  • Katherine

    This turned out to be of far more substance than one may expect from a verse novel about the world's most legendary sex symbol, Marilyn Monroe--but that is in exact keeping with the truth of who she r...

  • Diana

    It was as if it was Marilyn Monroe herself speaking these words. It felt so in touch and personal that there were more than a few moments when I did have to remind myself that it was someone else’s ...

  • Emma

    Everyone knows about Marilyn Monroe's difficult life and tragic end.Few people know the traumatic start of her life watching her mother struggle with schizophrenia, moving through foster care, and eve...

  • Carlos Silva

    I didn’t know much about Marilyn prior to reading this book. Anything, really, apart from her name and the well-known dress stunt. I was so surprised to see how hard her life was. Because of my igno...

  • Patti Sabik

    Wow! I really enjoyed this fictional, but based in fact, verse novel of Marilyn Monroe’s life. It was a quick morning’s read, but I kept jumping to google to search for a mentioned picture or anot...