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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 in New York, struggling to make their names in the entertainment industry.
Only when they reach the peak of their careers do they find there’s nowhere left to go but down – to the Valley of the Dolls.
Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann took the world by storm when it was first published in 1966, and has since sold over 31 million copies in thirty languages.
Never had a book been so frank about the female experience of sexuality, drugs and show business, making it both a deliciously mesmerizing pop culture touchstone and a 1960s feminist classic.
Jacqueline Susann is a publishing and pop-culture legend. Her debut novel, Valley of the Dolls, published in 1966, has sold over 31 million copies in thirty languages. Susann was the first author to have three consecutive #1 New York Times bestsellers, following Valley of the Dolls with The Love Machine and Once is Not Enough.
She was married to her husband, producer Irving Mansfield, until her death on September 21, 1974, after a courageously fought battle with breast cancer. She was fifty-six.