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Marilyn Monroe: On the Couch

Inside the Mind & Life of Marilyn Monroe

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With so much written, rumoured, told, and retold about Marilyn Monroe, it's amazing to consider how much we still don't know. On the screen she was iconic, radiant, and yet her talent so rarely earned her respect. In life she was intelligent, brilliant, and yet regarded as little more than Hollywood's blonde bombshell. She was the wife of baseball stars and playwrights and the plaything of the president. She was full of life, even as drugs and depression drove her ever-closer to death. But who was the real Marilyn Monroe, beyond the hit films and the headlines? Take away Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and The Prince and the Showgirl, Some Like It Hot and The Misfits, and who was the Norma Jean underneath? Psychoanalyst and long-time biographer Dr Alma Bond has explored the hidden lives of remarkable women like Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Camille Claudel. Now she turns her analytical eye to the untold story of Marilyn Monroe, the woman everyone wanted to see and touch, but whom almost no one actually wanted to know. Dr Bond imagines, in detail, a several-year stretch during the late 1950s and early 1960s, when Marilyn, an exceedingly fragile figure, submits to analysis on the couch of Manhattan psychoanalyst Dr. Darcy Dale. When Marilyn returns to Hollywood, their sessions turn to correspondence as the truth of Marilyn's final years is revealed. Brilliantly, entertainingly, and movingly, this book shows just what lay beneath Marilyn's iconic beauty. Dr Dale, a fictional stand-in for the author, sees Marilyn Monroe as few ever have, both inside and out, and transfers those insights to readers. It's impossible to imagine anyone providing a better, more complete, intimate, and unforgettable understanding of this truly remarkable, even pivotal figure in film and sexual history.
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Terrific read. Fascinating approach. - Steve Klamkin, Wpro News, Providence, RI Psychoanalyst Dr. Alma Bond has authored a series of On the Couch books that examine the lives of the famous and the fictional, from opera singer Maria Callas to Lady MacBeth. She always brings a lifetime of knowledge and experience to her books. Coming in October is one thats sure to interest the fans of the movie icon, Marilyn Monroe. Many books have been written about her, but Marilyn Monroe on the Couch ($23.95, Bancroft Press) provides insights to the actress who had talent beyond her luminous beauty and yet remained so fragile despite her fame. Dr. Bond focuses on her life from the 1950s and 60s, a time in which she sought the help of a Manhattan psychoanalyst to cope. Its an illuminating book in ways that other writers sought to achieve but often missed. - Alan Caruba, Bookviews How did Marilyn Monroe, who started out as Norma Jeane Baker, become an icon of the 20th century? The answers come from author/psychoanalyst Dr. Alma Bond, in a fascinating, fictionalized biography of the great but troubled film star. Written from a unique and revealing perspective, Marilyn Monroe: On the Couch takes readers on a whirlwind tour not only of Marilyns life and loves but also of mid-century Hollywood. In the book, Marilyn reveals her life story to her psychoanalyst, who helps her connect the facts of her early life to the emotional illness which propelled her to a tragic and early death. The book also illuminates the gradually deepening relationship between doctor and patient, and how it led to Marilyn's growth as a woman and great actress. -Reel Talk Movie Reviews, by Betty Jo Tucker, a retired college dean who currently serves as Editor/Lead

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Dr. Alma H. Bond is the author of twenty published books, including this one. Among her others: Jackie O: On the Couch; Michelle Obama: A Biography; The Autobiography of Maria Callas; Margaret Mahler: A Biography of the Psychoanalyst; Camille Claude: A Novel; Americas First Woman Warrior: The Story of Deborah Sampson; and Who Killed Virginia Woolf? A Psychobiography. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University, graduated from the post-doctoral program in psychoanalysis at the Freudian Society, and was a psychoanalyst in private practice for 37 years in New York City. She "retired" to become a full-time writer, but now maintains a small practice in addition to writing. Dr. Bond is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Dramatists Guild, and the Authors Guild, as well as a fellow and faculty member of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, the International Psychoanalytic Association, and the American Psychological Association. She became one of the first non-medical analysts to be elected to the International Psychoanalytic Association. Dr. Bond grew up in Philadelphia, where she obtained her undergraduate degree in psychology from Temple University, and following voluntary military service, moved to New York, where she earned a graduate degree in psychology from Columbia University.