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Valley of the Dolls

3 Ratings: 2.7
A book by Jacqueline Susann

Sex and drugs and shlock and more--Jacqueline Susann's addictively entertaining trash classic about three showbiz girls clawing their way to the top and hitting bottom in New York City has it all. Though it's inspired by Susann's experience as a mid-century … see full wiki

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Author: Jacqueline Susann
Publisher: Grove Press
2 reviews about Valley of the Dolls
review by . December 05, 2011
At the same book sale where I picked up my previous impulse review ("Lost in Rooville". a pleasant surprise in genre and quality) I also picked up the much traveled Valley of the Dolls, a book by an author everybody has heard of.  I decided to try it just to see what made this such a sensational tell-all novel and movie in the 60's.        And what I found was that not even 50 years after publication, this book is barely readable as fiction.  It is …
review by . March 29, 2005
VALLEY OF THE DOLLS is still one heck of a read. The story of three single girls in New York looking for love and excitement, and the ways in which their dreams are shattered by alcohol and pills (the 'dolls' of the title).    Anne Welles (the good girl from small-town Lawrenceville), Neely O'Hara (the tenacious young Broadway starlet) and Jennifer North (the buxom showgirl/model) grab the readers' attention from the get-go with their engrossing stories.    Though, …
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