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The Love Machine
     

The Love Machine

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by Jacqueline Susann
 

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In a time when steak, vodka, and Benzedrine were the three main staples of a healthy diet, when high-powered executives called each other "baby" and movie stars wore wigs to bed, network tycoons had a name for the TV set: they called it "the love machine." But to supermodel Amanda, socialite Judith, and journalist Maggie, "the love machine" meant something

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In a time when steak, vodka, and Benzedrine were the three main staples of a healthy diet, when high-powered executives called each other "baby" and movie stars wore wigs to bed, network tycoons had a name for the TV set: they called it "the love machine." But to supermodel Amanda, socialite Judith, and journalist Maggie, "the love machine" meant something else: Robin Stone, "a TV-network titan around whom women flutter like so many moths. . . . The novel deals with his rise and fall as he makes the international sex scene (orgying in London, transvestiting in Hamburg), drinks unlimited quantities and checks out the latest Nielsens." (Newsweek)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802135445
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Series:
Jacqueline Susann
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
532,307
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (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. www.valleyofthedolls.com

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The Love Machine 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
Read this when it first came out years ago. Didn't find it as captivating the second time around. Characters are well developed but the story seemed to get very repetitive and dragged on in parts. Unfortunately, this nook edition has many editing issues throughout which I found disrupting to the flow of the read.
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sheena7387 More than 1 year ago
I think that the book was goon but didn't capture my attention like Valley of the Dolls. The story sort of drug on with only a few twists to keep me interested!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Started off slow but once you get into the meat of it, you can't put it down. Just as great as Susann's other major titles. Loved it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The summary about this book does it no justice. This book will touch every emotional fiber in your being. I recommend that every adult should read this book, at least once.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read Valley of the Dolls and Once Is Not Enough, but The Love Machine is by far my favorite Jacqueline Susann book. When reading this book, you get a chance to get inside not only the main characters mind, but all of the relative supporting characters as well. It may be trash, but it is a trash masterpeice!
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This book was so entertaining...I'm in love with Robin Stone.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I have never read a book that I enjoyed as much as this one.Mrs.Susann was a unbelievebly great author!