Marilyn Monroe Speaks

mpen.jpgFragments, a book of collected writings by Marilyn Monroe is being published this October by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. The book will feature letters, poems, essays, and notes on acting, as well as other assorted scribblings. From the AP:

“I think the book will show that she was a really thoughtful person with a real interior life,” [Editor Courtney Hodell] said. “She was a great reader and someone with real writing flair. There are fragments of poetry that are really quite beautiful, lines that stop you in your tracks.”

Though a gifted and clever comic actress, Monroe continues to be mistaken for the dumb blonde she portrayed so well on screen. Here’s hoping this book will serve to better inform the public perception of the artist.