Hollywood beauty Marilyn Monroe’s pleas to end her life in the years leading up to her tragic death have been exposed in a new book.
Named Fragments, it features excerpts from personal diaries, notes and letters of Monroe, detailing her feelings of torment, left to her New York acting mentor Lee Strasberg. In an entry following the breakdown of her marriage to baseball star Joe DiMaggio, she asks herself why she “always felt in a certain way that I am subhuman, why in other words, I am the worst. Even physically, I have always been sure that something was not right with me.”
In a note penned after the collapse of her second marriage to playwright Aurthur Miller in 1958, she wrote, “Help, help, help. I feel life approaching when all that I want is to die.” The book will hit stores this month.