I bought Grandmère Mimi a book the other month. I was listening to it myself (I can't be arsed with reading nowadays but I'm an avid audiobookphile) and I wanted to share my enjoyment of the book with somebody else and Mimi was the only person I could think of whom I thought would "get it." There's a heck of a lot of obscure references in the book and to properly enjoy it you need to be somebody with a good knowledge of classical and 19th. Century philosophy, 20th. Century trends in psychology and US political gossip whilst possessing a truly low brow addiction to the whole Hollywood thing, pre-1962. Mimi fitted the bill, as they say.
And, hurray! She did enjoy it and she has published an excellent review of the book at her blog WOUND-UP BIRD.
The book is titled, "The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe" and it's by Andrew O'Hagan.
Go read all about it at Mimi's place. You know, just like Marilyn, Grandmère Mimi isn't as dumb as she looks.