Valley of the Dolls

Valley of the Dolls

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by Jacqueline Susann
     
 

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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 women become best friends when they are young and struggling in New York City and then climb to the top of the entertainment industry—only to find

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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 women become best friends when they are young and struggling in New York City and then climb to the top of the entertainment industry—only to find that there is no place left to go but down—into the Valley of the Dolls.

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"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 than in Susann's time; also prescient is the book's protofeminism."—Mim Udovitch, The Village Voice Literary Supplement

"I couldn't believe these weren't real girls because I know them. Maddeningly sexy. I wish I had written it."—Helen Gurley Brown

"Magnetic . . . [Susann]'s a natural storyteller . . . Valley is the kind of book that most of its readers cannot put down."—Nora Ephron

"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

"One of the steamiest novels ever written."—Earl Wilson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802135193
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Series:
Susann, Jacqueline
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
79,232
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.27(h) x 1.29(d)

Meet the Author


Jacqueline Susann left her hometown of Philadelphia at eighteen and moved to New York where she acted extensively and won the Best Dressed Woman in Television award four times. But it was the success of her three blockbuster novels—Valley of the Dolls, The Love Machine and Once Is Not Enough—that transformed her into the Pucci-clad media superstar we remember today. Jacqueline Susann was married to producer Irving Mansfield. She died in 1974.

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