Books Fragments Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters by Marilyn Monroe, Stanley Buchthal and Bernard Comment Hardcover, 239 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, List Price: $30 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleFragmentsSubtitlePoems, Intimate Notes, LettersAuthorMarilyn Monroe, Stanley Buchthal, et al Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary Provides excerpts and facsimiles of the most personal papers of Marilyn Monroe, revealing a curious, searching, and hopeful woman who wanted to perfect her craft and was unsparing in her analysis of her own life. Genres: Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Fragments Aaron Meshon Best Books Of 2010 Best Gift Books 2010: Art, Nature, Cute Canines December 1, 2010 Even in a year notable for economic bust and an e-reader boom, big art books, lush photo retrospectives and other gems both quirky and collectible continue to roam the earth. Here are gift-book suggestions for every taste and budget.