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  • 1100 Orange Avenue, Coronado CA 92118

Dec. 14, 2018 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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My Friend Marilyn Wine & Lecture

December 14 - December 14, 2018

Coronado Historical Association
1100 Orange Avenue Coronado, CA 92118

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Hear Author, Christopher Lentz, speak about his book: My Friend Marilyn.

"My Friend Marilyn" poses an intriguing what-if question: What would happen if you were pulled into a twisted Cinderella love story with Marilyn Monroe as your fairy godmother? The answer: Plenty.

This is a classic fish-out-of-water story that's part Hollywood fantasy, part romance, part ghost story and wholly unforgettable. Marilyn Monroe was seen by many, but known by few, and that mystique continues. Considering today's discussions about body-image and body-shaming, I wanted to explore what might have happened if an outwardly confident plus-size girl is befriended by the most beautiful woman on the planet--who, by the way, had major confidence and body-image issues.

"My Friend Marilyn" intertwines history and myth to tell a tale of acceptance, friendship, and love. It's the first novel in the new Great American Destination Series which offers historical-fiction books set at locations readers can visit today.

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  • Free admission to the Museum of History & Art
  • Two complimentary tickets to our Historic Walking Tour of Coronado
  • Invites to members-only events
  • ...and much more!
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