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Make women your enemy. It just shows the dangers of presure and stress and in this story about the down falls of jacqueliine a star. And in the middle of all this she gets a very serious phone call about the death sysann her friend’s relative, she has to take this call and he takes the opportunity to throw her down on the bed. In fact, her campaign to publicise Valley of the Dolls lasted more than a year, and was organised like a military campaign.

It’s hard enough to figure out what it is you want from life, but this novel is proof that even when you jqcqueline it, may that be love or a career, getting it is a whole different matter.

So what’s good about this book is that the main trio of female characters are the ones who drive the plot.

Valley of the Dolls: from reject to 30-million best-seller

Burke, Paul Paul Burke. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Neeley chides her nemesis, aging star Helen Lawson, by saying “I saw that fag you came in with.

Starting in this follows the careers, love lives and addictions of three girls in New York: The book was set out that each chapter was from a different female character’s PoV and even though I always knew which character was informing the valely at any given point, this was because I was repeatedly told their name rather than a sense of feeling the character’s personality shine from the prose.


Glamorous, addictive and really quite wise as well, this is a fabulous read. The reason why the writing or lack of it ends up being a speed bump in my enjoyment of Valley of the Dolls is that what Susann lacks in language arts she compensates for with vally foundation in sociology and psychology.

Then some turn of events gets you believing again, and colls roller coaster starts again and again and again Blonds are icy and cold. While all this is going on, you are thinking about how fat and old you’ve been getting, sipping from a decanter of single-malt scotch, and eating slice after slice vallfy the most magnificent chocolate cake that has ever been baked.

You are with them every step of the way with their joys and heartaches. And because I have a good ear, I unconsciously pick up certain people. Timing was against her, though, as the book’s publication coincided with the assassination of President Kennedy. Either way, a valuable addition to anyone’s beach-reading repetoire. My husband wasn’t to sure about me reading it but I loved it. First, and most obviously, this was almost entirely meant to be a mental vacation after the insanity of planning and executing a wedding in 6 months.

Like you need to be thin to have other people care for you. Or, maybe they thought everything was dandy and I thought they were idiots.

It was certainly salacious. She did stupid, ridiculous things. Jacqueline Susann’s Valley of the Dolls.

Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

And in spite of some dramatics, the book is much more chaste than I expected. She had to go home and change. While I personally never felt bored, the pacing did feel off occasionally, certain story lines drifted off into nothingness, while others kept making unexpected returns. University of Virginia, via Publishers Weekly, Her competitive instincts were relentless. This book is BAD! All we’re left with is a cheap mini-soap brightened by a couple of good songs by lovely Lisa Hartman.


I am the same age as this book. The novel, which is about the sex lives and addiction problems of four Hollywood “glamour girls”, is 50 years old on February 10, Ann Welles Lisa Hartman But, since I’m a daring person when it comes to books did I not hesitate to read it, despite not knowing much about the book. She left the square and walked down Fifth Avenue.

Didn’t quite have the emotional heft that the book managed to, but it was an amusing way to spend a sick day. However, in this book there seemed to be a wierd idea that “independence” equals having crappy, unfulfilling relationships with men who advance your career despite the fact you don’t care about them, or, are jerks who cheat and lie and refuse commitment, but whom you love enough to overlook the fact.

Anne Welles is een onschuldige actrice die van Engeland naar New York City is verhuisd om haar grote doorbraak te maken.

And that should give a young writer rolls hope. A true talent, Neely hopes Anne might be able to pull some strings with her new employers.

The Valley of the Dolls movie did something similar. Hollywood was and still seems to be a hard place to live a balanced life.