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Jacqueline Susann

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Completed on 24 July 2023
ISBN : 9780349008325
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Before Jackie Collins, Candace Bushnell and Lena Dunham, Jacqueline Susann held the world rapt with her tales of the private passions of Hollywood starlets, high-powered industrialists and the jet-set. Valley of the Dolls took the world by storm when it was first published, fifty years ago. 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. 


"Valley of the Dolls" by Jacqueline Susann is a captivating and scandalous novel that delves into the lives of three women trying to make it in the cutthroat world of show business. The book is a rollercoaster ride of ambition, fame, love, and addiction. Susann's vivid storytelling and well-drawn characters make it an engaging read. However, some may find the melodramatic tone and heavy reliance on drugs and tragedy to be a bit dated and sensationalized. Overall, it's a classic of its genre and a snapshot of the tumultuous 1960s entertainment industry.

Great book and highly recommended. Jacqueline Susann held the world spellbound with her tales of the hidden passions of Hollywood starlets, powerful industrialists, and the jet-set before Jackie Collins, Candace Bushnell, and Lena Dunham. When Valley of the Dolls was first published, fifty years ago, it swept the globe by storm. A novel had never been so open about sex, drugs, and the entertainment industry. It is frequently cited as the all-time best-selling book. Red or black dolls, pills or tablets, vodka-washed down or straight downed. It doesn't matter to Anne, Neely, or Jennifer as long as the pill container is nearby and accessible. When these three stunning ladies are young and in New York, battling to establish themselves in the entertainment industry, they become closest friends.

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