Lives of Danielle Steel: The Unauthorized Biography of America's #1 Best-Selling Author

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Dressed to the nines and draped with diamonds, Danielle Steel is America's favorite author. She has enchanted readers with each of her 44 bestselling novels— and has a total of 350 million books in print! Now, this stunning, uncensored biography reveals how closely Danielle's fiction is based on real life— the rich men, the dangerous men, the heartbreak, the struggles, the triumphs...and the secrets too dark to tell.

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Overview

Dressed to the nines and draped with diamonds, Danielle Steel is America's favorite author. She has enchanted readers with each of her 44 bestselling novels— and has a total of 350 million books in print! Now, this stunning, uncensored biography reveals how closely Danielle's fiction is based on real life— the rich men, the dangerous men, the heartbreak, the struggles, the triumphs...and the secrets too dark to tell.

Read all about:

* Her cruel, lonely childhood which became the inspiration for her novel Loving

* Her long-hidden marriage to a convicted rapist, the scandalous real story readers will recognize in her novel Now and Forever

* Her third husband, a handsome heroin addict, who, like the protagonist of Remembrance, broke her heart and nearly ruined her life

* Her lavish spending and opulent lifestyle in a San Francisco mansion

* The tragic death of her nineteen-year-old son in 1997

* The break-up of her fourth marriage— and the new man in Danielle Steel's life

With eight pages of photos!

Could anyone live a life as dramatic, tumultuous and romantic as a Danielle Steel heroine? Yes--Danielle Steel herself. Now, this stunning, uncensored new biography reveals how closely Danielle's fiction is based on real life--the rich men, the dangerous men, the heartbreak, the struggles, the triumphs and the secrets too dark to tell. Martin's Press.

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"Steel's life would make as compelling a TV mini-series as any of her novels have."—Publishers Weekly

"Fans of Danielle Steel's romantic concoctions will relish this unauthorized biography...Bane and Benet...have done an admirable job."—People

"Steamy."—Entertainment Weekly

Ilene Cooper
Forget her fiction; Danielle Steel's life puts any novel to shame. Born a poor little rich girl whose parents disdained her, Steel went on to marry a society fellow, followed by an ex-con with whom she had a romance while he was still a prisoner. Number three in the lineup of husbands was a drug addict, but Steel, like one of her heroines, found another society type to bat in the cleanup position, only this time a more suitable one. Money, best-sellers, nine kids, and plenty of happily-ever-aftering followed apace. This "unauthorized" account of Steel's storybook life offers a fairly straightforward recitation of events, but the authors, both staff reporters at "People", are pretty good with the dish, and Steel doesn't escape unscathed. (Only the con and the druggie, among Steel's husbands, agreed to talk, which may explain the somewhat skewed perspective.) Without access to Steel herself, or to most of her family members, the story occasionally gets a little thin, leaving the authors to spend much of their time quoting from Steel's books and comparing fiction and fact. This works best if you've read the books, and since there are several million fans out there who have done just that, there shouldn't be any problem drumming up an audience. In fact, Steel's life has enough glamour, excitement, and heartache to interest even those who haven't read her books.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312955755
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/1995
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 4.25 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 0.84 (d)

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