MARILYN MONROE: ON THE COUCH by Alma H. Bond is Now Available

MARILYN MONROE: ON THE COUCH by Alma H. Bond is Now Available

With consummate skill, psychotherapist Alma Bond takes readers on a whirlwind tour of the life and loves of Marilyn Monroe and mid-century Hollywood. Marilyn Monroe: On the Couch (Bancroft Press) is a fictionalized biography from a unique and revealing perspective: the couch of a renowned New York psychoanalyst, Dr. Darcy Dale. It is a spellbinding, powerful story.

In the book, Marilyn reveals her life story to the doctor, who helps her connect the facts of Marilyn's early life to the emotional illness which propelled her to a tragic and early death. The book also illuminates the gradually deepening relationship between doctor and patient, and how it led to Marilyn's growth as a woman and great actress.

Humorous, touching, and insightful, Marilyn Monroe: On the Couch reveals the enigmatic Marilyn Monroe no author has understood before. The book also makes clear why no other ending to her life was possible. No one who has not read Marilyn Monroe: On the Couch will ever know the true story of Marilyn Monroe, which could only have been written by Alma Bond, experienced psychoanalyst.

Alma H. Bond received her Ph.D. from Columbia University, and became a highly successful psychoanalyst in private practice for 37 years in New York City. She "retired" to become a full-time writer, but now maintains a small practice in addition to writing. Jackie O: On the Couch, the first of her On the Couch series to be published by Bancroft Press, was published in 2011, receiving a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award. Margaret Mahler, a Biography of the Psychoanalyst was published by McFarland Press in 2008. Michelle Obama, a Biography, was just published by Greenwood Press. A prolific writer, Dr. Bond has published 18 other books and a play about the life and loves of Maria Callas, which was produced off-off Broadway and is currently touring Florida.

Dr. Bond is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Dramatists Guild, PEN, the International Psychoanalytic Association, and the American Psychological Association. She taught psychoanalysis at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, where she is currently a fellow. Dr. Bond is the widow of the renowned actor, Rudy Bond, and the mother of three children, Zane P. Bond, Jonathan H. Bond, and Janet Bond Brill, all of whom are published authors, and also the grandmother of eight, none of whom have published books yet.

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Marilyn Monroe: On the Couch
Bancroft Press
Can be ordered at fine bookstores everywhere, the publisher's website, author's website at, and online booksellers
ISBN-13: 978-1-61088-108-1

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