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The more I think of this book the more it frustrates me For other uses, see Valley of the Dolls disambiguation. It doesn’t give you a lot of reasons to like it Sounds interesting doesn’t it? jacqeuline

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Love is companionship, having friends in common, the same interests. It’s still a sussann club. This book is BAD! View all 34 comments. My teenage self thought it was so scandalous!! You still need to be with a man to be considered whole. Views Read Edit View history. Neely become a breakout star.

Even while I was laughing at how on the button the prose was, I was hooked on hacqueline story. In fact, her campaign to publicise Valley of the Dolls lasted more than a year, and was organised like a military campaign. It’s super intense and you want to slap most of the characters and hug them at other times.

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In a way, it seems like she is shaming women for rejecting stability and the ideals of life for a woman by showing its dire consequences. The novel was adapted for television in as Jacqueline Susann’s Valley of the Dollsa mini-series executive-produced by Susann’s widower Irving Mansfield and directed by Walter Grauman. Each of the three jacwueline characters we follow hardly has two characteristics thw rub together: The book also tries to be an accurate commentary of life in show biz, but in this aspect also, it fails.


She did stupid, ridiculous things. To ask other readers questions about Valley of the Dollsplease sign up. The greatest line from the movie actually comes straight out of the book.

Just for a good time, this novel is like the boyfriend with the hot face who can’t hold a conversation to save his life. What all the characters have in common, is that they’re desperate.

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That would be refuting everything she had said. Even sensible Anne spends 15 years with her life on pause, sleepwalking through a TV career as she pines for her beloved Lyon Burke. She was a canny guest star, giving around 30 televised interviews a week. I took amphetamine pills when I was on tour. Instead, it actually makes you invested in the characters, although they are practically one-dimensional vehicles of psychological exploration.

Signs of a genius, they call it, until it becomes too much for them. I liked how melodramatic this horrible written novel was.

Her novel Valley of the Dolls was dismissed as “painfully dull, vwlley, clumsy, undisciplined, rambling and thoroughly amateurish”. I returned to my space age bachelor pad, switched on my lava lamp, reclined on my La-Z-Boy late s Magic Fingers modelmixed a bright puce cocktail made out of three parts flamingos and ten parts vermouth with amusing parasols stuffed in the tall tall glass, then I threw valle that cd where some genius put modern beats to Gregorian chants, and with my ultramarine-dyed and topiaried poodle named Gregoire gazing raptly up at me I read up to page an I bought a copy for 10p at the Oxfam shop.

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It’s gossipy, brutal, and funny all at once, and an absolute perfect beach-read page-turner. Edit Did You Know? I love this book. I want us to remain friends. This page was last edited on 12 Septemberat For several days, the adventures of Neely, Anne, and Jennifer held me in thrall. Home News Sport Business. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded.

Valley of the Dolls

And in spite of some dramatics, the book is much more chaste than I expected. While I personally never felt bored, the pacing did tbe off occasionally, certain story lines drifted off into nothingness, while others kept making unexpected returns. Valley of the Dolls spent 65 weeks on the list in all, and made Susann rich. Ultimately, Susann understood the value of word of mouth before anyone else had cottoned on. Not for the literary stand -point of susaann novel because we all know there isn’t any in thi A trashy treasure of a chick lit novel.

Which is it, you wonder: And all in exchange for a few mink coats?