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Harold and Me: My Life, Love, and Hard Times with Harold Robbins

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In 1982, after years of working in advertising in Oklahoma, Jann Stapp took a job as the personal assistant to the world's bestselling author, Harold Robbins. Like those he portrayed in his novels, Harold Robbins lived life hard, fast, and occasionally out-of-control. He was a larger-than-life figure, and he let those around him know it. Young Jann didn't know what she was walking into—but she loved every minute of it. They were married in 1992. 

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Overview

In 1982, after years of working in advertising in Oklahoma, Jann Stapp took a job as the personal assistant to the world's bestselling author, Harold Robbins. Like those he portrayed in his novels, Harold Robbins lived life hard, fast, and occasionally out-of-control. He was a larger-than-life figure, and he let those around him know it. Young Jann didn't know what she was walking into—but she loved every minute of it. They were married in 1992. 

Harold and Me is the chronicle of the last 15 years of Harold Robbins' life. Harold was a natural storyteller and Jann absorbed his stories with awe and admiration. Just like his characters, his life was a rollercoaster ride of pride, drama, and intensity, and Jann tells his story—and theirs—with fantastic vividness and love.  

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"Great book!! Fascinating reading about a colorful man. Harold was the king of pop fiction. About all of what he wrote, he lived! Jann was a remarkable, loving partner throughout their roller-coaster lives together."—Barbara Eden, award-winning actress and star of I Dream of Jeannie on Harold and Me

"Really successful writers give their readers a world they know intimately, and Harold certainly knew his world. From his luxurious yachts in the south of France to his lavish jet-set parties, Harold was king. He was larger than life and a real charmer."—Jackie Collins, New York Times bestselling author of Drop Dead Beautiful on Harold and Me

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765320872
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 5/11/2010
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

JANN ROBBINS has worked as an ad executive and as an editor of both novels and nonfiction. She began working for Harold Robbins in 1982 as an executive assistant and they were married in 1992. Harold passed away in 1997, but Jann continues to edit his unfinished manuscripts and develop his ideas into new novels. She is the co-author of the Colby Award-winning book Hope and Honor. She is currently working on a number of movie and book projects. She lives in Valencia, California.  

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  • Posted December 6, 2008

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    an intriguing insight into the king of the titillating raucous thriller.

    In 1982 in Oklahoma City, Jann Stapp received a call that Harold Robbins will interview her for the temporary job of his personal assistant. Down to a box of cereal and two cats, she was excited by the possibility as she knew her grandma, her mom, and her aunt were fans of the renowned author. She was also frightened as she read the Pirate the night before her trip to Los Angeles for the interview that changed her life. He hired her and remained in the job for the next ten years as an assistant to the volatile hard living Robbins. In 1992 she became his wife and was with him until he died five years later. <BR/><BR/>Although the biography obviously focuses on Harold Robbins, his widow provides a deep perspective into their relationship. Even as Ms. Robbins descriptions are somewhat rose colored to include the hard times when he was over the edge, she captures the essence of her late spouse whose genius was entertaining the public with intense passionate tales; the same way he lived life. Obviously for fans of Harold Robbins or celebrity biographies, HAROLD AND ME: MY LIFE, LOVE, AND HARD TIMES WITH HAROLD ROBBINS is an intriguing insight into the king of the titillating raucous thriller.<BR/><BR/>Harriet Klausner

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