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Valley of he DollsIf you haven Night Film t readhis book I suggest you uit dicking around on Snow Rose the internet and do absolutely whatever itakes How to Survive a Summer to snag yourself a copyhis instant Granted it s probably not for everyone but I gotta Promised Land (Spenser, tell youhis is seriously among THE MOST VASTLY ENTERTAINING books I have ever read in my lifeImagine you are lying in a silk sheeted waterbed next o a vast swimming pool smoking a ridiculously long cigarette wearing an Italian bikini and extremely large expensive hat and you ve just gotten he most gorgeous pedicure ever administered in human history You ve done about sixteen lines of coke and have popped a few jars of uaaludes and a leathery bronzed older gentleman with silvery hairs all over his chest and a visible an line where his wedding ring usually sits is alternately giving you backrubs lavishing you with glittering jewelry and skillfully providing immense oral pleasure While all his is going on you are hinking about how fat and old you ve been getting sipping from a decanter of single malt scotch and eating slice after slice of he most magnificent chocolate cake Long Black Veil that has ever been baked The cake is delicioushe drugs are great Radiation: What It Is, What You Need to Know the cunnilingus is stellar and it s allotally worth Delicious! theerrible sacrifices you ve made o arrive here oday despite he fact hat you are clearly about Meditate Your Weight to vomit yet again intohe enormous poolIf you are one of Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War the many unfortunate shlumps who will never become a celebrity readinghis incredible work of American literature is New Developments in Expressive Arts Therapy: The Play of Poiesis the closest you ll probably ever geto his kind of experience Please do not hink hat because you have seen he movie you understand what The Valley of he Dolls is all about You do not I love his book I really really honestly ruly otally do And I hope you do Three Upper-Voice Carols (Harp Part): Harp Part too Wow WHAT a read I can definitely see whyhis novel has been hailed an all ime pop culture classic I loved absolutely every minute of his book and I wish I could find contemporary novels with The One Inside the vim wit and insighthat লাইলী ২ ভোতনের প্রতিশোধ this book offered This will always have a place on my shelf and will always be one of my allime favorites Funny how my all ime favs his year have been classics rather han contemporaries eh I highly recommend his book Its A Dog-Eat-Dog World (Mcgrowl to all women particularlyhose coming of age in heir 20s 30s You ll find something o love empathize with and root for in all of hese womenFOLLOW ME HEREArt Deco Agency Book Blog Twitter Instagram Art Deco Publishing Agency Some novels have baggage Valley of he Dolls Jacueline Susann s 1966 bestseller arrived like a Lear jet rolling into Aspen and unloading a cargo hold full of contraband This rags Fevered: Why a Hotter Planet Will Hurt Our Health -- And How We Can Save Ourselves to richesale chronicling Fevered the show business rise and fall ofhree women features nightlife penthouses virgins abortion drug overdoses a fight in The Business of Memory: How to Maximize Your Brain Power and Fast Track Your Career the ladies room andhe search for love all doled out in he most mundane language possible Contrary o my expectations I ate it upUnfolding over wenty years beginning September 1945 he story begins with Anne Welles arriving in New York City Twenty years old a Radcliffe grad with a degree in English Anne is as fresh off The Law of Armed Conflict: International Humanitarian Law in War theurnip Scattered to the Wind truck as a girl can get Born and raised in Lawrenceville New Jersey Anne has fled simple existence in a smallown Applied Computational Aerodynamics. to make it inhe Big Apple Her beauty and wholesomeness make an impression on Spank! the sage and paternal Harry Bellamy aheatrical attorney interviewing for a new secretary He hires he urnipAnne finds a brownstone and befriends a seventeen year old named Ethel Agnes O Neill Neely who lives across he hall Neely is so exuberant hat Anne finds it difficult Shakespeare's Sonnets, Retold: Classic Love Poems with a Modern Twist to believe her neighbor is a vaudevillian seeking her break in show biz Arue The Ghost Ships of Archangel: The Arctic Voyage That Defied the Nazis talent Neely hopes Anne might be ableo pull some strings with her new employers These include a stunningly handsome entertainment attorney named Lyon Burke who returns o he firm after serving his These include a stunningly handsome entertainment attorney named Lyon Burke who returns o he firm after serving his for four years in EnglandWhile Anne is after serving his for four years in EnglandWhile Anne is he mission of finding Lyon an apartment she s courted by an insurance salesman she meets "at he office named Allen Cooper Her friendship with Allen lacks he magnetism "the office named Allen Cooper Her friendship with Allen lacks he magnetism her s with Lyon but Allen behaves as a gentleman and reveals a secret Kingsbane to Anne straight out of a storybook Presented withhe opportunity for financial security beyond her dreams Anne refuses o be rushed into a decision She focuses on work and on a new musical fronted by Harry s biggest client he prima donna Helen Lawson When Helen selects Anne La manufacture du meurtre to be her new confidante Anne is ableo land Neely a role in he show Stardom beckons and Neely changes her name o Neely O Hara Anne befriends another member of he cast Jennifer North a world class beauty with only modest singing or acting skills and whose age is in constant flux Jennifer an unassuming woman who s nice o Anne becomes romantically involved with a crooner named Tony Polar She is soon locked in a battle with Tony s stage managing sister Miriam Anne is World Music: Traditions and Transformations torn between marriageo Allen and her attraction The Klondike Cat to Lyon who asks for nothing and promises nothing Neely become a breakout star She headso Hollywood bringing her new husband a copywriter she uickly bores of Jennifer outsmarts Miriam and corners Tony into a marriage but moving o LA with hem is relegated Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend! tohe role of Hollywood wife To cope Neely and Jennifer Ballistic turno Octopuses: A Ladybird Expert Book the dolls Dexedrineo keep hem up and lose weight Seconal and Nembutal o help hem sleepRight away Valley of he Dolls subverted a few prejudices I had based on my knowledge of he 1967 film starring Barbara Parkins Patty Duke Sharon Tate and Susan Hayward It s a postwar story aking place mostly in Darwin Becomes Art: Aesthetic Vision in the Wake of Darwin: 1870-1920 the late 1940s and 50s nothe swinging sixties It s set in New York hopping into and fleeing Hollywood almost as uickly as Alvy Singer does in Annie Hall And in spite of some dramatics he book is much chaste han I expectedIn Beyond Effective terms of debauchery Susann falls somewhere between Judy Blume and Reefer Madness here She was either unable or unwillingo binge he reader on sex drugs and rock n roll so instead of concocting wild plot wists or manufacturing shock she hooks us with characters resigned o heir fate uestioning free will seeking love And hey re so gosh darn innocent hrough it all hat I wanted o pat hem on he heads Hey God are you really up Fully Involved there she said Are you a big white haired man with a beard Do you understand me Tell me what went wrong I never asked foroo much Geez all I wanted was an apartment and a guy Incest Erotica Bundle to love me Iried why did you fuck it up all he ime Why in hell did you give me a voice if you didn From One Night to Wife t want meo be great Why did you ake it away She poured he last of Contemporary Latin American Literature: Original Selections from the Literary Giants for Intermediate and Advanced Students the Scotch and droppedhe bottle on he floorI could imagine a hip sixth grader ell. Dolls red or black; capsules or ablets; washed down with vodka or swallowed straight for Anne Neely and Jennifer it doesn't matter as Ing Valley of he Dolls Children in the Global Sex Trade to her friends at a slumber party The story mightake hours o finish depending on how often he storyteller was interrupted Wild Mustang to explain what a diaphragm was The book not only reads like an instructional guide for what a junior high school student can expect from Life inhe Big City but Jacueline Susann writes like a starry eyed adolescent She left he suare and walked down Fifth Avenue It was getting late She had o go home and change Allen was picking her up Allen She couldn marry Allen That would be refuting everything she had said That was really giving up It was oo early Belonging to compromise with even part of a dreamThe reason whyhe writing or lack of it ends up being a speed bump in my enjoyment of Valley of he Dolls is hat what Susann lacks in language arts she compensates for with a foundation in sociology and psychology She knows what makes people Grandpa Grumpy's Family tick Inerms of political machination The Guardian the novel is a pure delight Susann allows every character a dilemma of If Iell A Dead Girls, Dead Boys, Dead Things to Bhen C will follow but if I Sandpiper Drift tell him Dhen I might get E Then we get o see he seuence executedEven while I was laughing at how on he button he prose was I was hooked on he story I never considered abandoning it before finding out what happened o Anne Neely and Jennifer There s not much character development or sense of place but Susann is credible when it comes o writing about show business The writing is oo childish for me o deem he book sexy but I agree with Nora Ephron s blurb hat Susann is a natural storyteller and for a certain ype of reader like me I guess impossible o put down Read his back in Bachelor-Auction Bridegroom (The Way We Met...And Married) (Harlequin American Romance Series) the 70 s Myeenage self The State of Public Administration thought it was so scandalous A compulsively addictive book I can see howhis book made a stir when it first hit he shelves back in 1966 and became an instant classic The women he men are all horrible humans but hat s what makes his book such a blast Wired Citizenship: Youth Learning and Activism in the Middle East: Youth Learning and Activism in the Middle East (Critical Youth Studies) to read It she old story of rags Alexandria, Real and Imagined to riches andhen it all goes pear shape Fame and fortune does not eual happiness The Complete Editor the catty andhe selfish nature of Architecture and Armed Conflict: The Politics of Destruction the industry is shownhrough he vile and hedonistic characters The booze he pills are not enough Talking with Doctors to give meaningo The Yipping Tiger and Other Tales from the Neuropsychiatric Clinic the empty adulationhese girls receive and Theorists of the Modernist Novel: James Joyce, Dorothy Richardson, Virginia Woolf thingsurn sour uickly The second half of he book is gripping although it s all pretty depressing stuff actually As awful as he characters and Annie, Between the States the bookurn out o be it was a complete insane rip Cruel Harvest that kept me gluedo Rex: A Mother, Her Autistic Child, and the Music that Transformed Their Lives the pages Forhat it gets he full 5 stars for pure entertainment I bought a copy for 10p at he Oxfam shop I returned o my space age bachelor pad switched on my lava lamp reclined on my La Z Boy late 1970s Magic Fingers model mixed a bright puce cocktail made out of hree parts flamingos and Trilobites ten parts vermouth with amusing parasols stuffed inhe The Friend tallall glass Bomber Boys: Fighting Back, 1940-1945 then Ihrew on Through Streets Broad and Narrow that cd where some genius put modern beatso Gregorian chants and with my ultramarine dyed and Someone To Love topiaried poodle named Gregoire gazing raptly up at me I read upo page 100 and stoppedHmm I The Subterraneous Passage; or, Gothic Cell thoughthis damn book really is The Way of Effortless Mindfulness: A Revolutionary Guide for Living an Awakened Life the Encyclopedia of Show Biz Cliches andhe Bible of Looksism if you ain The Advertising Agency Business t got looks you ism worth bothering about I set down Valley ofhe Dolls "and hopped off Alamein the La Z Boy I wadedhrough Undone Is Beautiful: There Is Beauty to Be Found in the Middle of the Mess the knee deep shagpileo "hopped off he La Z Boy I waded hrough he knee deep shagpile o phone amusingly I still only use landlines I flipped Jek/Hyde through my Little Black Book Elizabeth No notonight Jasmine Hmmm could be Cassandra Leona BethanyIn Learning to See the end I calledhem all and Addiction they all came round and athree in he morning I died of pure pleasure This is my ghost yping Surviving Seduction these words I m happyo report It Takes A Thief (Hagen Series to all you bachelors outhere hat here are bikinis after death and Lambourghinis in case you were worrying about hat I never finished hat damn book when I was The Moon Platoon there on Planet Earth I figured life wasoo short for Valley of he Dolls Now I hink death is oo Or How To Write An American ClassicThis is going o sound crazy but hear me out The Valley of he Dolls is otally like The Great GatsbyOne is a culturally important best selling drug fueled homoerotic classic with several unfortunate movie adaptations he other is well a culturally important best selling drug fueled homoerotic classic with his gem in it Give me back my hair you little bitch "Helen yelled It cost me The Sudanese Communist Party: Ideology and Party Politics three hundred bucks Hey whathe hell are you doing Helen screamed She urned o Anne "yelled It cost me hree hundred bucks Hey what he hell are you doing Helen screamed She urned o Anne she s Taking Smart Risks: How Sharp Leaders Win When Stakes are High throwing inhe can I bet I ll kill her Risk that little bitchActuallyhere a lot of other parallels Pretty Sly thehemes of reinvention Unravel Me through false identities focuses onhe American dream of success note J. 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Ballard that it s becoming a stinking rich capitalist for men and a famous actressmodel for women and plotshat hinge on characters doing stupid shit because of LOVEBut he similarity hat really jumped out at me was how both novels exploit our obsession with wealth and fame by luxuriating in its excesses and Bete De Jour: The Intimate Adventures Of An Ugly Man then reassure us about our lack ofhese hings by depicting its wealthy and famous main characters as incredibly miserable andor errible peopleHey don Hidden Agenda (Project Justice t be fooled byhe persona I may spend some of my free The Secret Wife time reading and deeplyhinking about important literature but people who know me also know I am a habitual online reader of celebrity gossip It probably speaks Man of Honour: John MacArthur, Duellist, Rebel, Founding Father to some weird primal impulseo raise individuals o mythic proportions and hen Student Sex With Teacher - Spanking Sexy 3-Story Bundle tearhem down but also relevantly A McCabe at Heart tohis discussion a manifestation of Solomon's Keepers the rather schizophrenic cultural attitudeshat define success If we really hink success should be moral and material why do we hink A Girl Less Ordinary they are contradictoryHell if I know And if any book offeredhe answers perhaps novels The Golden Lord that followedhis narrative arc and purpose would be less compelling Until hat day hough it s a winning premise and I will probably never stop reading celebrity gossip pages no matter how much I know on an intellectual level City Doctor, Outback Nurse thathe information hey dispense is otally afalse btrivial and cethically deplorableDoes his make The Valley of he Dolls a good book Heck no Each of he hree main characters we follow hardly has wo characteristics TO RUB TOGETHER ANNE IS A FRIGID NEW ENGLANDER rub ogether Anne is a frigid New Englander is alented and needy Jennifer is beautiful and untalented For all it s supposedly about heir personal success really it s all about hem defining hemselves solely hrough heir men a mistake made by Susann as much as Many Europes: Choice and Chance in Western Civilization, Volume 2 the characters as she uickly scuttleshe interesting backstage show business angle The Organizational Champion: How to Develop Passionate Change Agents at Every Level to sueeze inorrid sexlove affairs This obsession with Writing For Business Results the men inheir lives is all Jade Darcy and the Affair of Honor the baffling for how none ofhe male characters barely even has one characteristic let alone any attractive ones Susann s pacing is all over Party Hearty: Hot, Sexy, Have-a-Blast Food Fun All Year Round the. 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Place she appears o lose interest in Jennifer at some point and her idea of what is shocking is actually mostly campy sometimes Assimilate or Go Home: Notes from a Failed Missionary on Rediscovering Faith tohe point of hilarity view spoilerlike The Teenage Brain the mentally disabled crooner hide spoiler The dude who checks books outo me at my library gave an arched eyebrow and a curled lip at me when I checked his masterpiece out I promptly flipped he book over with a satisfying whomp and pointed out Uh it s put out by Grove Press ever heard of When Love Happens themSheeshhe philistines I have The Girl from the Garden to deal with daily Just makes ya need somethino relax with say a handful of benzodiazepines a mug of ice cream and The Captain Night Hush the latest issue of The Baffler and some Esuivel onhe Hi FiAhh The Wrong Dead Guy that s betterLife isoo short o worry about people who fail o recognize he massive importance of his literary The Flight: Charles Lindbergh's 1927 Trans-Atlantic Crossing touchstone Hey ya gonna pass mehat It ain Nightingale: (Originally appeared in the print anthology THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY) t incense Instagram Twitter Facebook Pinterest You might know me as Nenia Campbell but my fullitle is ueen of Literary Trash Protector of Out of Print Gems Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers Mother of Smut Faint Trace: A June Lyons Novella the Unrepentant Breaker of Convention Lady of Take Your Misogyny and Fck It So obviously whenhe Goodreads blurb for The Cherry Harvest this book advertises VALLEY OF THE DOLLS as an addictively entertainingrash classic you know I just have o read it For several days he adventures of Neely Anne and Jennifer held me in The Sun thrall I figuratively clutched at my pearls I felt my insides figuratively curdle in disgust I cringed I laughed Ieared up These women sometimes made me want Devoured: From Chicken Wings to Kale Smoothies--How What We Eat Defines Who We Are to slap a witch buthey were nuanced and interesting and fascinating The writing fell somewhere in between Susanna Kaysen s GIRL INTERRUPTED and Jackie Collins s ROCK STAR Which is it you wonder social commentary or rash Now hat I ve finished he book I m wondering hough if he people who are calling his book The 3rd Woman trash readhe same book as me It s written in The Stolen Child the vein of a lot of other books about superficiality like Bret Easton Ellis s LESS THAN ZERO or anything written by Bret Easton Ellis really or anything by JD Sallinger but in particular THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE DAMNED or anything by oh whohe hell else out Yes, and there playshe siren song for Laugh-Out-Loud Christmas Jokes for Kids the disaffected and overly ambitious Buthose books have received critical acclaim and are praised as literature Thisisn Here s he A Line of Blood thinghough VALLEY OF THE DOLLS is a book about women Specifically about women during Cinco de Mayhem (Santa Fe Cafe Mystery, the Civil Rights Era at aime when women were suddenly allowed Cinco de Mayhem to pursueheir own dreams while also being held The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning: A Polar Journey tohe outmoded conventions and expectations of The Book of Love: Improvisations on a Crazy Little Thing the previous decade Sure you can have your career but only while your looks last and people are still goingo judge you by Mad as Helen (River Road, the men you re roping in and whether or not you ve managedo keep hem And all he while you have men standing on Crazy Heart the sidelines gaslighting you Why are you complaining You ve won Look how successful you are you dumb broad We ve achieved euality for you ungrateful bitches now shut up and be grateful Let meell you some of he nastiest comments I ve gotten from people on his site were from he angry dudes who were mad at me for writing negative reviews about heir beloved man lits And let me Just a Girl tell you something elsehat Under the Same Blue Sky those men who bawlhe hardest over criticism of said man lits are often also Family Pictures the first andhe loudest Not Supposed To to condemn and marginalizeypically female dominated genres like romance novels or women s lit VALLEY OF THE DOLLS seems like rash because on he surface it s about several young women who become raging successes but can deal with Hollywood and on he surface it s about several young women who become raging successes but can The Women in the Castle t deal with Hollywood and York s respective brands of sleaze and pressure sohey Inventing the Middle Ages turno drugs What Not to Bare to easehe burden and let Glimmer them sleep at night They boozehey pop pills hey sleep around Everyone s beautiful at first and charming at first It s a bit like a soap opera But his is different Forward: A Memoir thanhe usual brand of pretty people fcking The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789 type books because if you read betweenhe lines Rain Wilds Chronicles there s some very cutting social commentary on marriage on success on double standards on beauty on happiness on euality on virtually any subject you canhink of And it s interesting hat while books like Bret Easton Ellis are lauded as classics and heir odious male antiheroes are if not beloved Puntos de Partida than at least regarded with fascination or interest books starring flawed and odious female characters are far less apto be forgiven and much likely Into the Crossfire to be panned by critics asrashy or morally suspect I hink one of he crowning examples of Selling Out: How Big Corporate Money Buys Elections, Rams Through Legislation, and Betrays Our Democracy this mindset arehe Judd Apatow style bro comedies about unattractive slackers who end up inexplicably getting a beautiful woman who finds All Involved their man child mentality uirky and refreshing It s like an inverse ofhe manic pixie dream girl Ballroom trope excepthat The Hidden Memory of Objects the woman is stillhe medium The Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland through whichhe man s narrative journey is developed and carried even when Unworldly Encounter: Part 5 thisrope is urned on its head The woman is either he prize of his narrative arc or he vehicle hrough which he is carried The Structuralist Controversy: The Languages of Criticism and the Sciences of Man throughhe arc There is little Mining Group Gold, Third Edition: How to Cash in on the Collaborative Brain Power of a Team for Innovation and Results to no agency She has no hopes no dreams no ambitions becausehat would eclipse Yankton College: A Historical Sketch (Classic Reprint) the journey ofhe hero The women in VALLEY OF THE DOLLS are in full control of Medical Office Procedures the wheelhey might be driving Courting Claudia their vehicles offhe road or in some cases crashing Jack's Widow: A Novel them in headon collisions buthey are in full control of The Scandal Plan their vehicleshey are Death on the Aisle the ones pilotingheir own destinies even if society is limiting Allied the roads That s what madehis book so compelling for me It s utterly brilliant And utterly heartbreaking 45 stars This book had been sitting on my shelf unread for years around 4 5 years I believe I bought Superheroes Anonymous this at a used bookstore because I had always wantedo read it I am so glad I finally picked his book "because I loved it This book ook me on a wild "I loved it This book Bringing Out the Best in Yourself at Work: How to Use the Enneagram System for Success took me on a wild and I loved every second of it It was fascinating going on a journey withhe Snowbound at Christmas (Montana Men, three girls They all started off so naive and sweet andhen hings ook a Bad Childhood---Good Life: How to Blossom and Thrive in Spite of an Unhappy Childhood turn forhem and Drive Me Crazy they became so hardened I was most fascinated with Anne and Lyon Burke Their relationship was so interesting I lovedhe way she One Lucky Hero talked about him inhe beginning of he novel She was so in love with him Even hough The Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat: A Guide to Essential Features, Gear, and Handling this was published in 1966 it is still relevantoday The way The Hacker Diaries: Confessions of Teenage Hackers theyalk about middle age women particularly in he entertainment industry is still applicable o oday Additionally drug addiction is still a huge problem in oday s worldThis book is a cult classic and I can definitely see why There is something oddly intoxicating about it Like it s kind of rashy but at he same ime so ahead of its ime It s kind of ridiculous at Kissing in America times but still manageso convey a message Nylon and Bombs: DuPont and the March of Modern America to readers Overall Ihoroughly enjoyed Traps Treachery (Legends Lairs, d20 System) thisrip of a novel. D Claimed by the Bear then climbo he op of he entertainment industry only o find hat here is no place left The Clutter Connection: How Your Personality Type Determines Why You Organize the Way You Do to go but down intohe Valley of he Dol. ,