“The 1960s will be remembered for Andy Warhol, The Beatles and me.” Jacqueline Susann
Fifty-years ago, Jacqueline Susann, in all of her Pucci glory, wrote the book that would change publishing for all time. VALLEY of the DOLLS introduced the world to sex, drugs and more sex. She was the original chick to write chick-lit and to publish it in bubblegum pink covers.
She was the first feminist to stand up for women’s rights and burst into the “boys club” of publishing and create a new cutting-edge way of marketing novels – book tours and television interviews. VALLEY of the DOLLS was an immediate blockbuster then and has gone on to sell more than 31-million copies world-wide in 30 languages.
It was the ’60s and VALLEY of the DOLLS dealt with so-called taboo subjects – drugs, alcoholism, gay husbands, abortion, suicide, cancer, adultery, the list went on. Readers loved reading about a world where once you turned thirty, you were old and over!
What was the book about? Dolls: barbiturates, seconal is red, nembual yellow, and amytal emerald green, 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. Three gorgeous women become best friends when they’re young and struggling in Manhattan, climbing to the top of the entertainment industry—only to find that once on top, the only place left to go is down—into the Valley of the Dolls.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of VALLEY of the DOLLS, Grove Press has release a collector’s edition of the novel. A new film is in production!
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