Marilyn's Last Sessions: A Novel

Michel Schneider Will Hobson


Marilyn's Last Sessions: A Novel

Marilyn's Last Sessions: A Novel

  • Title: Marilyn's Last Sessions: A Novel
  • Author: Michel Schneider Will Hobson
  • ISBN: 9781847670366
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Hardcover



Blending psychoanalysis and film noir in a riveting tragedy, this prize winning novel takes an intimate look at Marilyn Monroe s last days In the years before her death, Marilyn Monroe came to rely on Dr Ralph Greenson and , meeting with him almost every day He was her analyst, her friend, and her confessor He was the last person to see her alive and the firstBlending psychoanalysis and film noir in a riveting tragedy, this prize winning novel takes an intimate look at Marilyn Monroe s last days In the years before her death, Marilyn Monroe came to rely on Dr Ralph Greenson and , meeting with him almost every day He was her analyst, her friend, and her confessor He was the last person to see her alive and the first to find her dead In this highly acclaimed novel, Marilyn s last years and her last sessions on Dr Greenson s couch, are brilliantly recreated This is the story of the world s most famous and elusive actress and the world she inhabited, surrounded by such figures as Arthur Miller, Truman Capote, and John Huston It is a remarkable piece of storytelling that illuminates one of the greatest icons of the 20th century and the Hollywood world in which she lived and died.


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Ce livre a suscité en moi des sentiments paradoxaux. Je l'ai trouvé trop long : 500 pages serrées, répétitives, hypnotiques. Et pourtant j'ai aimé cette succession rapide de courts billets de 3-4 pages jouant à saute-moutons entre les époques. J'ai trouvé qu'il ne nous apprenait rien. On savait déjà que Marilyn s'était suicidée et que les théories autour de son assassinat par la mafia et/ou le FBI et/ou la CIA étaient fumeuses. Et pourtant, il ne prend pas parti sur les causes de [...]

I found this novel to be incredibly confusing to follow. Using a similar journal entry format as Misfit, this was far more confusing—it jumped around between dates and different psychotherapists. If the author’s aim was to make the reader feel as though they too needed services, the mission was accomplished. I didn’t enjoy the take on Marilyn’s madness and felt it to be very one-note. I would not recommend this to a friend.

Reading this on the tails of Misfit and The Empty Glass, I found it cold and clinical (which was kind of the premise.) It read too much like a analytical biography to be entertaining, but the author admited to taking vast liberties with fact, so it doesn't work as a bio either. If I wanted this level of detail, I would read her life in non-fiction.

Synopsis4.25 am, 5 August 1962, West Los Angeles Police Department'Marilyn Monroe has died of an overdose', a man's voice says dully. And when the stunned policeman asked 'What?', the same voice struggled to repeat 'Marilyn Monroe has died. She has committed suicide.'If life were scripted like the movies, this extraordinary phone call would have been made by the most important man in Marilyn Monroe's life - Dr Ralph Greenson, her final psychoanalyst. During her last years Marilyn had come to rel [...]

This book, first published in France, has recently been translated. It is based on the supposed 'transcripts' of tapes made by Marilyn Monroe for her psychiatrist, Dr Ralph Greenson, before her death in 1962. The transcripts were made by a detective, John Miner, from memory over 20 years later. They caused quite a sensation but have been widely disputed. In my opinion, they make a poor basis for a novel or biography. Inexplicably, 'Marilyn's Last Sessions' won a major literary prize in France. M [...]

Ce livre m'aura vraiment éclairé sur la personnalité réelle de Marilyn. Les médias la montrent sous un jour peu glorieux et, même si cela est en partie vrai, elle n'a eu de cesse de cacher un autre aspect de sa personnalité. C'était quelqu'un de fragile et qui ne se sentait pas à sa place dans ce monde.Je trouve que le livre est très bien documenté et ne tombe pas dans le piège de la théorie du complot. L'auteur cherche à comprendre et à expliquer le comportement de Marilyn ainsi [...]

A fictional account of Marilyn Monroe's last days. It's almost real, in some ways, except for the fact that some details are too fictional to behold. Case in point: The afternoon of August 4, 1962--the afternoon before Marilyn died, because the meeting with Lawrence Schiller wasn't even mentioned, and some stuff like that.It's a dark, gripping look at the life of one of celluloid's biggest and most tragic stars, and how psychoanalysis helped, and ruined her. It also talks about Marilyn's alleged [...]

Un livre à ne pas rater !Une vie d'une actrice que toutes les caméras la montrent brillante, intelligente et jolie, très jolie même mais en réalité ce n'est que des apparences!Pour la conception, j'ai trouvé des difficultés au départ surtout avec les sauts d'une date à l'autre mais après je trouvais qu'avec cette méthode ça devient plus dynamique surtout avec la multitude des événements ! À propos de l'actrice, j'étais touchée avec sa sensibilité, cette fragilité qui la laiss [...]

This novel is a bright and smart look into the last days of Marilyn's life, but uses her therapy sessions for storytelling. Her relationship with her therapist is a close one and you get a good feeling of her being able to be herself. Her therapist may be one of the few people who saw all sides of Marilyn. Question remains, who was she? The author does a wonderful job of transporting you to the couch, as if you were Marilyn, telling her life.

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Etonnante documentation et éclectique ! tant sur Marilyn, que sur la psychanalyse ou le contexte artistique (notamment le cinéma) mais aussi politique de la fin des années 60. Passionnant. Le mode narratif choisi, fait d'allers-retours évite tout effet roboratif et la progression s'installe au gré des séances suivies par la star, un véritable travail titanesque d'écriture qui passe comme un songe éveillé sur le divan d'un analyste !

Cuán rota puede llegar a estar una persona. Y qué terrible que, consciente de ello, sea incapaz de hacer algo para cambiarlo. Pero, también, cuánto pueden enlodarse las cosas cuando una persona intenta desesperadamente 'salvar' a otra. Aquí, la interdependiente relación entre Marilyn y su último psicoanalista es tan torcida como fascinante.

To nie jest biografia Marylin. To nawet nie jest zapis ostatnich sesji Marylin z psychoterapeutą. To jest książka o wpływie psychoterapeutów i psychoanalityków na środowisko filmowe w Hollywood, a zwłaszcza na aktorów.

Te da una perspectiva distinta de la diva de Hollywood, sus miedos e inseguridades y las consecuencias de ellos. Narra sobre su personalidad igual pasional y solitaria, como los personajes mas cercanos a ella tomaron ventajas inimaginables sobre su vida.

Hasta qué punto la imagen puede opacar la esencia de una persona. Norma Jeane no dejó de existir al surgir Marilyn sólamente se escondió. Y esta división en su persona acabó por romperla.

Fascinating book on both Hollywood and the practice of psychoanalysis in those years. The telling is great. I recommend especially if it's your first time reading about a real life story.

I'm the fan of Marilyn Monroe, so I want to know more about her. This book contains unknown recordings which Marilyn taped to Dr.Greenson.

My sessions also.

Having never read a non-fiction work about Marilyn Monroe I found this novel to be one that I could almost believe to be factual.

Last sessionsAs far as I am concerned, 'a work of fiction' or not, Marilyn spoke. I laughed, I disagreed, I loved it. Any thing about Marilyn is fascinating!

Une retranscription assez prenante et bien documentée.

falta mucho de mucho, es un libro difícil de reseñar. No es un buen libro pero tampoco es uno malo.

Un livre poignant et déchirant qui nous en apprend beaucoup sur la lente déchéance de cette star


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