The Girl: Marilyn Monroe, The Seven Year Itch and the Birth of an Unlikely Feminist is now one year old! Whoo-Hoo!! Happy Birthday!!
My books always give me joy in various different ways, but The Girl has a special place in my heart for so many reasons.
First of all, the book explores one of my favourite films – The Seven Year Itch, and then Marilyn’s life in New York, which is a period I’ve always been obsessed with. In case you don’t know, it’s the time when Marilyn left Los Angeles, created her own film company, fought the studio, took acting classes, attended the theatre, studied Shakespeare, wrote poetry, read works by great authors, walked in the park, hung out at book stores… Phew! What’s not to love?
The book has had some lovely fan reactions over the past year, and I’ve received photos of it being read in cities like Paris, on the banks of Lake Michigan and even a beautiful pool in Costa Rica! I’ve also had several Marilyn tribute artists who have taken photos of themselves in costume, while reading the book! This just blows my mind and I consider myself so lucky to have readers who take the time to share these moments with me.
I’d love to see more photos of The Girl on her travels, so feel free to take a snap wherever you happen to be, and I’ll share it on my social media. Also, if the book has touched you in some way, or you enjoyed a particular chapter or section, please do get in touch and share your thoughts for my blog. You can DM me on Instagram and Twitter: @MMWriterGirl, or send me an email from my Contact page. 🙂
Until next time!