If you enjoy Steel's novels, you'll like this breathlessly sycophantic "unauthorized" biography. If, on the other hand, you think of Steel as the writer of banal, pulpy potboilers, you'll yawn your way through this disorganized compendium that skims over disastrous marriages to felons but lavishly describes who wore what jewels to which fabulous party.
From the back cover: "She is the world's most popular author. Beautiful, talented, and wealthy beyond belief, she lives a life that rivals her own romantic fiction...
Her name is Danielle Steel. Her bestselling novels bring joy, love and magic to the lives of milions of women. Now meet the woman behind the glamorous and elusive image.
-Her pampered, lonely childhood on New York's exclusive Upper East Side-and the charismatic playboy father she idolized.
-Her first fairy tale marriage: from sheltered schoolgirl to multimillionaire's teenaged bride.
-The notorious convict she wed secretly behind bars.
-Her rise to fame and fortune-the big break that snagged her America's top agent...and $25 million a year.
-How she juggles the demands of career, family and a glittering social life in San Francisco's high society.
-Her lavish spending habits.
-Her devotion to her nine children.
-How she finally found happiness with her fourth husband-a handsome shipping tycoon.
-Plus the book deals, the Hollywood connection and exclusive interviews with the people who know her best!"