Valley Of The Dolls
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Valley Of The Dolls

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With a cover design by founder of Biba, Barbara Hulanicki

Valley of the Dolls took the world by storm when it was first published in 1966. Never had a book been so frank about sex, drugs and show business. It is often sited as the bestselling novel of all time.

Dolls - red or black; capsules or tablets; washed down with vodka or swallowed straight. For Anne, Neely and Jennifer, it doesn't matter, as long as the pill bottle is within easy reach. These three beautiful women become best friends when they are young and in New York, struggling to make their names in the entertainment industry. Only when they reach the peak of their careers do they find there's nowhere left to go but down - to the Valley of the Dolls.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 135 x 200 x 39mm | 594g
  • Virago Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1844085252
  • 9781844085255
  • 33,856

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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 * 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 * About the most fun you can have without a prescription! * Julie Burchill * 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 * 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 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 * Much imitated, but never bettered * Daily Telegraph * 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 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 * 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 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 * 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 *
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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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41,510 ratings
3.72 out of 5 stars
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4 34% (13,994)
3 28% (11,719)
2 9% (3,763)
1 3% (1,088)
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