Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline SusannValley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

Valley of the Dolls

byJacqueline Susann

Paperback | September 22, 1997

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The All-Time Pop Culture Classic!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 women become best friends when they are young and struggling in New York City and then climb to the top of the entertainment industry-only to find that there is no place left to go but down-into theValley of the Dolls. The All-Time Pop Culture Classic!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 women become best friends when they are young and struggling in New York City and then climb to the top of the entertainment industry-only to find that there is no place left to go but down-into theValley of the Dolls.
Jacqueline Susann left her hometown of Philadelphia at eighteen and moved to New York where she acted extensively and won the Best Dressed Woman in Television award four times. But it was the success of her three blockbuster novels-Valley of the Dolls, The Love Machine and Once Is Not Enough-that transformed her into the Pucci-clad med...
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Title:Valley of the DollsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.19 inPublished:September 22, 1997Publisher:Grove/AtlanticLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0802135196

ISBN - 13:9780802135193

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad This is not a good book. The characters are one dimensional and have no redeeming qualities. There is no character growth throughout the book. even though it takes place over many years, I feel like they are all still immature women making the same mistakes over and over. I disliked the entire thing #plumreview
Date published: 2018-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book. I really enjoyed this book....which I was not expecting.
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A timeless classis Another wonderful read from days gone by ! She was at the top of her game with this book
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic! This is one of those books that I will enjoy and read many, many times. What a peek into a whole other life that I will never get a closer look at (not that I want to get any closer!) #plumreview
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from couldn't put it down It was like a train wreck, full of all kinds of crazy stuff you can't stop reading. She is a very talented author.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liked it Just reread this novel.. have added it to my top 100.
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very good #plumreview I recently reread this book and enjoyed it just as much as the first time.
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed this! Beautiful edition! Classics. Not what I expected at all!
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good story but left me wanting more I was intrigued by the plot and I found the book, for the most part, a good read however I found it hard to really understand the characters as the were a bit one dimensional. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fabulous! Loved this book from start to end.I couldnt put it down!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2011-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I read this book about 5 years ago and it is still one i recommend to all my girlfriends. It grabs your attention... you can relate to every character somehow... someway... good, bad or ugly. This is one book that I could never get sick of reading or talking about. GREAT GREAT GREAT!!!
Date published: 2008-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I read this book about 5 years ago and it is still one i recommend to all my girlfriends. It grabs your attention... you can relate to every character somehow... someway... good, bad or ugly. This is one book that I could never get sick of reading or talking about. GREAT GREAT GREAT!!!
Date published: 2008-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!!! This book is absolutely amazing. It is one of the best books that I've ever read. I love the way the characters are developed... even the ones you hate, you love to hate them. Neely is terrible, but you cannot help but feel for her, and sometimes even identify yourself with her. Anne is the epitomy of what is good in the world, and someone you want to be like, but at the same time it proves, just because you are a good person, you don't always have good things happen to you. The book is absolutey worth reading.. and I cannot put it down. I've read it 3 times now, and I only bought it a year ago.
Date published: 2006-10-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Extremely disappointed After all the rave reviews I read about this book, I was excited to read it. I honestly don't know why so many people love this book! I found it to be full of shallow, weak and annoying characters who did nothing but anger me. The only reason I finished the book was to see how it ended - and I wish I hadn't. I found this book to be an utter piece of trash and a total waste of my time.
Date published: 2006-07-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not to be Forgotten The story was so captivating that I actually had a dream about it. I like how the message "money can't buy happiness" is epitomized in the book. I knew that eventually Anne would get into the dolls, but I was still upset when it happened. Anne was an excellent character that an audience can really relate to and like, despite her seemingly easy life. I also like how the male characters are treated and portrayed throughout, as weak and dependant, even needy. I'm sure when introduced this book made quite a stir in the world
Date published: 2006-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Abnormally fantastic This book is by far one of the greatest books I have ever read. Although this novel is no great literature, the characters are so vivid, you know these girls, you feel for them, you would never know that this book is not a biography. There could never be a better book written about being someone and being no one all in one, amazing discriptions, unusual plot, filled with lovely twists and surprises that can make you weep and cheer, 5 stars will never be enough for Valley of the Dolls
Date published: 2003-12-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK but not outstanding This book was only slightly entertaining. It was touted as the first of it's kind and that is probably why it lacks the sophistication of today's authors. I thought the characters terribly innocent considering what they had lived through and I wanted more depth of character. It is OK if you are looking for a light read with no real meat to it.
Date published: 2000-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bravo Jacquelin Ms. Susann has written a masterpiece about the world of hollywood. Upon reading this I couldn't believe the words in the book. These women were truly gifted and tormented at the same time. Neely (I felt) turned out to be a first rate #&@#* bi-ch. Jennifer was a good soul, who had to end in a rotten way. Anne was, (In my opinion) an idiot for doing what she did by the end. (If I have offended anyone I'M TRULLY SORRY) I felt sorry for Anne, Neely and Jennifer. At the end I despised Neely, and was angered by Anne's naivety. I highly recomend the book to anyone who wishes to read about a true hollywood that no one talks about. Thank You Jacquelin Susann.
Date published: 2000-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Valley of the Dolls I expected total pulp, but this is good zesty fiction, daahling! Hailed as a pop-culture classic, it's a campy drama (with downward spirals galore) about the likable schmucks in show business. Check out this newly re-released 1966 novel that spawned the notorious film, and meet Jennifer, Anne and Neely - each of whom learns to peel away her scruples like false eyelashes, for the sake of money, fame or snagging an alpha male. In the process, pill taking becomes their cherished strategy to cope with having it all.
Date published: 1999-04-08

From Our Editors

Jacqueline Susann's sensational story of three pill-popping women perfectly crystallized the decadence of the 1960s. Unavailable in paperback for more than 15 years, the all-time best-selling work of fiction returns. Valley of the Dolls is one book you don't want to miss.

Editorial Reviews

Decades ahead of its time . . . Mesmerizing . . . The equation of emotional dependencies with drug addiction in one comprehensive personality disorder is, if anything, more chic today than in Susann's time; also prescient is the book's protofeminism."-Mim Udovitch,The Village Voice Literary Supplement"I couldn't believe these weren't real girls because I know them. Maddeningly sexy. I wish I had written it."-Helen Gurley Brown"Magnetic . . . [Susann]'s a natural storyteller . . . Valley is the kind of book that most of its readers cannot put down."-Nora Ephron "Jackie, it seemed, understood by instinct that her readers were ready for the raw side of love . . . for a franker sexuality and a tougher kind of story-for romance with tears and oral sex."-Michael Korda,The New Yorker"One of the steamiest novels ever written."-Earl Wilson "