The ground-breaking pop-culture classic and one of the most famous bestsellers of all time.
The exploits and excesses of three pill-popping showbiz heroines: Anne, the smalltown girl supposedly modelled on Grace Kelly, who captivates a millionaire but falls for an English cad; Jennifer, the beautiful Marilyn Monroe clone who possesses everything - except immortality; and Neely, the ruthless Judy Garlandesque understudy-turned-superstar. As friends - and enemies - they learn the hard way that fame, fortune, beauty and stardom don't always equal happiness.
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 beautiful women become best friends when they are young and idealistic and struggling at the bottom of the ladder of the entertainment industry.By the time they reach the top, they discover there's no place left to go but down - into the Valley of the Dolls.
Jacqueline Susann's sensational novel staked her claim as a pop pioneer, perfectly crystallized the decadence of the 1960s - and ushered in a whole new genre of mass-market fiction.
About the Author
Jacqueline Susann was an actress who won the Best Dressed Woman in Television award four times. She was the first novelist to have three consecutive books hit No.1 on the New York Times bestseller list, transforming her into a Pucci-clad media superstar. She died in 1974.
'About the most fun you can have without a prescription!' Julie Burchill'Much imitated, but never bettered' DAILY TELEGRAPH'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.' VILLAGE VOICE'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'A pacy, moralising, page-turning hoot.' TLS
Series: Virago Modern Classics
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: April 2004
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.6 x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.375