Not anything surprising or different than what has already been written. I was a bit disappointed with this book. I am a big Marilyn Monroe fan; I’ve read various books both Biographies as well as the non-fiction ones. All of the non-fiction ones typically play off of her mental state as well as the rumors that surrounded her and her relationships with certain celebrities. This book is told by a psychiatrist, Dr. Charles Campbell, who was hired to treat Marilyn or as they stated “get her under control.”
The book starts off in the future when Charles is now an old man, a grandfather, who is out with his grandson. He spots a billboard ad that has Marilyn Monroe impersonator at a casino, and gets reminiscent of the past. He tells his grandson he knew Marilyn once and tells him how she almost ran away with him.
The story then back tracks into his memories about the day he met Marilyn, where he was hired by “a studio contact” to treat Marilyn. He is anxiously waiting for her arrival at their first appointment and when she arrives he is immediately captivated by her beauty. He acts a bit out of character and tries to dominate the conversation to get better insight of her but fails. After she abruptly leave he can’t seem to shake her off and it’s hinted he has fallen for the lovely Ms. Monroe.