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Marilyn Monroe - Caught Reading

Today's person who got Caught Reading is Marilyn Monroe.  Although she often portrayed ditzy blondes in her movies, she was actually a pretty smart person in real life. As you can see in this photo, she's reading a book called How to Develop Your Thinking Ability.   This photo is just one of many that show her reading (and she read a variety of different kinds of books).   She had a personal library of over 400 books, and counted some famous authors, like Truman Capote, among her friends.

If you're interested in learning more about Marilyn Monroe, and want something different from the usual biography, you can find a book called Fragments: poems, intimate notes, letters, which is made up of her own writing.  You may find this book in the library under call# B 791.43028092 MONROE  (Biography wall - lower level).

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