Valley of the Dolls
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The exploits and excesses of three pill-popping showbiz heroines: Anne, the smalltown girl supposedly modelled on Grace Kelly, who captivates a millionaire but falls for an English cad; Jennifer, the beautiful Marilyn Monroe clone who possesses everything - except immortality; and Neely, the ruthless Judy Garlandesque understudy-turned-superstar. As friends - and enemies - they learn the hard way that fame, fortune, beauty and stardom don't always equal happiness. Jacqueline Susann's sensational novel staked her claim as a pop pioneer, perfectly crystallized the decadence of the 1960s - and ushered in a whole new genre of mass-market fiction.

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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 32mm | 358.34g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Virago Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1860498876
  • 9781860498879
  • 43,178

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The kind of book most of its readers could not put down. I, for one, could not ... For me reading Valley of the Dolls was like reading a very, very long, absolutely delicious gossip column ... Magnetic Nora Ephron Valley Of The Dolls remains a brave, bold, angry and, yes, definitely a feminist book. All that, and still about the most fun you can have without a prescription -- Julie Burchill Guardian Jackie, it seemed, understood by instinct that her readers were ready for the raw side of love ... for a franker sexuality and a tougher kind of story-for romance with tears and oral sex -- Michael Korda The New Yorker Valley of the Dolls remains a pop-culture touchstone: a gleefully salacious story of friendship, sex, backstabbing and pills ... Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, the tawdry tale of Anne Welles, Jennifer North and Neely O'Hara hasn't lost its punch ... One of the most talked-about books of all time New York Times 50 years later, it's still spot on. The world's changed immensely but the climb to the top is still a tough one Michael Kors Much imitated, but never bettered Daily Telegraph Valley of the Dolls remains a pop-culture touchstone: a gleefully salacious story of friendship, sex, backstabbing and pills ... Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, the tawdry tale of Anne Welles, Jennifer North and Neely O'Hara hasn't lost its punch ... One of the most talked-about books of all time New York Times 50 years later, it's still spot on. The world's changed immensely but the climb to the top is still a tough one Michael Kors Valley Of The Dolls remains a brave, bold, angry and, yes, definitely a feminist book. All that, and still about the most fun you can have without a prescription -- Julie Burchill Guardian About the most fun you can have without a prescription! Julie Burchill Decades ahead of its time...Mesmerizing...The equation of emotional dependencies with drug addiction in one comprehensive personality disorder is, if anything, MORE CHIC TODAY. VILLAGE VOICE Jackie, it seemed, understood by instinct that her readers were ready for the RAW SIDE OF LOVE...for a franker sexuality and a tougher kind of story - for romance with tears AND oral sex. Michael Korda, THE NEW YORKER

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About Jacqueline Susann

Jacqueline Susann was an actress who won the Best Dressed Woman in Television award four times. She was the first novelist to have three consecutive books hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, transforming her into a Pucci-clad media superstar. She died in 1974.

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