PUBLISHING INFO: BearManor Media 7/2014, updated
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: Warner Books 1975
MARILYN ARCHIVE: link
MY GRADE: D
FROM PUBLISHER: The intimate, uncensored reissued erotobiography that is pure-as-Ivory Snow. The sexy girl next door who turned on the world talks openly in detail about her fantasies and what turns her on. Twenty-six pages of personal photos of the star of Behind the Green Door and The Resurrection of Eve.
MY THOUGHTS: This autobiography started out good with all the stuff you’d expect in one. Where she grew up, what her childhood was like, how she got into the sex business, and so on but damn, it’s a nonstop sex fest and I got so sick of reading it, and it’s a short book…couldn’t wait for it to end. Literally almost every single page was just graphic sexual ramblings of how horny she is. We get it, Marilyn, you like sex, but your filthy language was too much.The page count for the original publication of this book was around 200 and nineteen of those was taken up by sexually graphic fan mail letters she received, which I didn’t care at all about. Another twelve pages was taken up by letters people wrote to her for her sex advise column in Genesis magazine in the 70’s. Total waste of space.
There’s a three-page forward by her daughter that was really pointless and unnecessary and just a two-page afterward/epilogue. Since this book was written thirty-nine years before the reissue in 2014, the epilogue should have been at least a chapter long and should have been written by someone who actually knows something about her and could have given some useful, interesting information on the woman, who is a legend in the porn world.
Wikipedia has more info on her, like her drug addition that wasn’t even mentioned in the epilogue, and her death in 2009.
You can read her adult fimography here.
You can read my review for her 1980 porn Insatiable here.
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Same review here.