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Valley of the Dolls (original 1966; edition 1997)
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0802135196, Paperback)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 Broadway starlet who came heartbreakingly close to making it, but did not, and despite its reputation as THE roman á clef of the go-go 1960s, the novel turned out to be weirdly predictive of 1990s post-punk, post-feminist, post "riot grrrl" culture. Jackie Susann may not be a writer for the ages, but--alas!--she's still a writer for our times.
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Three gifted women battle for success in the New York entertainment world, where sex is a weapon and almost everyone depends on "dolls" (pills).
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