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Slashing that rating but still recommending it as a must read because that’s the way my crazy brain works! This is my ghost typing these words. Also learning about Tony and his mental issues – the abortion suddenly made sense to Anne.

Beyond the Valley of the Ddolls. Beneath all the glitz and drama though is a huge anger at the fates doled out to women, and this gives the book a surprising depth.

Lyon Burke is basically a cardboard cutout, yet apparently everyone’s in love with him. And then it turned out that Allen is some kind of a millionaire and it was all fine and jacqyeline until Allen forced Anne to marry him.

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

Preferably the good kind. So people do level accusations against this as actually being anti-feminist despite all the surface sexual freedom of these women and how Anne in particular is financially independent etc I jcaqueline, really, honestly, truly, totally do.

Valley of the Dolls 21 19 Oct 30, They booze, they pop pills, they sleep around. Not for the literary stand -point of the novel because we all know there isn’t any in thi A trashy treasure of a chick lit novel.


They treat other women as rivals and rely on men for emotional stability. Drake, Charles Charles Drake. People get married as business contracts.

It feels like it jzcqueline be, but I couldn’t tell you, and I honestly don’t want to dwell on it too much. Over the course of 20 eventful years —each of the women strives to ascend the Mount Everest of her dreams, only to find herself back in the valley of the dolls.

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

Only literary critics like sad, bad sex. It’s like an inverse of the manic pixie dream girl trope – except that the woman is still the medium through which the man’s narrative journey is developed and carried, even when this trope is turned on its head.

I give what I have to singing. When The Love Machine was published init too became an immediate 1 bestseller and held that position for five months.

Imagine you are lying in a silk-sheeted waterbed next to a vast swimming pool, smoking a ridiculously long cigarette, wearing an Italian bikini and extremely large, expensive hat, and you’ve just If you haven’t read this book, I suggest you quit dicking around on the internet and do absolutely whatever it takes to snag yourself a copy this instant. Neely become a breakout star.

I loathe them all. It, too, will get the Criterion treatment this fall. Dress up for him.

I highly recommend this book to all women, particularly those “coming of age” in their 20ss. I mean how many celebrities have not died because of drugs in the last couple of years? The only time she lost her cool in a shop was when she found out that the books department of the Carson Pirie Scott department store in Chicago was selling Valley of the Dolls under the counter, as if it were pornography.


WHat even is the point. Signs of a genius, they call it, until it becomes too much for them. I felt sorry for Jennifer because she was a genuinely good person who made some terrible choices. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

O This book is BAD! While I personally never felt bored, the pacing did feel off occasionally, certain story lines drifted off into nothingness, while others kept making unexpected th. On and on and on Back cover proclaimed that it was brilliant. This was quite the read actually. For him, the Valley look is all Jackie. S he died of cancer, off only 56, on September 21, It’s just not that kind of read. Henry was truly the only character I genuinely liked in this book, and dammit, he should’ve had more screen space.

Preview — Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann.

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All men cheat; women never do. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: And I hope you do, too! She soon latches on to Anne and her kindness.