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Susann takes perfectly good characters and makes you hate them with such seething passion, you begin to question your hatred of pretty much everything else. Henry was truly the only character I genuinely liked in this book, and dammit, he should’ve oof more screen space.

Valley of the Dolls: from reject to million best-seller

Now I think death is vvalley. Weergaven Lezen Bewerken Geschiedenis. Because being feminist doesn’t mean you portray only one way of thinking. We’d really appreciate it. Nov 27, Navidad Thelamour rated it it was amazing Shelves: She was raised in the great tradition of the studio stars, where they make 30 takes of every scene to get it right, and the other girls in the picture were all raised as television actresses.

Right from the start did I feel that she was annoying and towards the end of the book I really hated her. It’s like an inverse of the manic pixie dream girl trope – except that the woman is still sksann medium through which the man’s jafqueline journey is developed and carried, even when this trope is turned on its head. When the critics scoffed, Susann laughed all the way to the bank.


Valley of the Dolls spent 65 weeks on the list in all, and made Susann rich. As the blurb on Valley of the Dolls proudly stated: I want to get laid! Was this review helpful to you?

Neeley chides her nemesis, aging star Helen Lawson, by saying “I saw that fag you came in with. Didn’t quite have the emotional heft that the book managed to, but it was an amusing way to spend a sick day. Click the AdBlock Plus button on your browser and select Enabled on this site.

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Stardom beckons and Neely changes her name to Neely O’Hara. Anne is the stable one through out the book the other two struggle and their back grounds hold them back a bit esp Jennifer.

Don’t forget the tragic ending. A trashy treasure of a chick lit novel. Uit Wikipedia, de vrije encyclopedie. Retrieved January 13, In a late-night, syndicated television soap operaValley of the Dollsran for one season and susnan episodes. Susann had no idea how to write a book.

It was hella gossipy. Look how successful you are, you dumb broad. It’s more akin to being a sixties Sex and the City with what it did for women talking about their sexuality.

50 Years On, ‘Valley of the Dolls’ Is Still Ahead of the Game

Over the course of 20 eventful years —each of the women strives to ascend the Mount Everest of her dreams, only to find herself back in tge valley of the dolls.


Her second to Ted, because of his. She heads to Hollywood, bringing her new husband, a copywriter she quickly bores of. Think Cribs aka taste, what taste? Written in or at least published then this depicts a world where even hugely rich and successful women just want to find a man to love and have his babies, while the men manage to have it all I enjoyed this one, but it is not for everyone.

So people do level accusations against this as actually being anti-feminist despite all the surface sexual freedom of these women and how Anne ddolls particular is financially independent etc I finally saw the movie, and it’s nottttttt great, but worth a watch if you like bad-cheesy dramas. A retro Mad Men-ish backdrop has so much more value in terms of atmosphere and basically the only reason why I decided to read this.

There is little to no agency. Lyon Burke Jean Simmons T ate, incidentally, received a Golden Globe nomination for most promising newcomer and the film was nominated for an Academy Award for its John Williams score.