Valley of the Dolls Author:Jacqueline Susann This novel reveals more about the secret, drug-filled, love-starved, sex-satiated, nightmare world of show business than any book ever published. — It is about the world where sex is a success weapon, where love is the smiling mask of hate, where slipping youth and fading beauty are ever-present specters. It is a world where the magic tickets to... more » peace or oblivion are "dolls" - the insider's word for pills - pep pills, sleeping pills, red pills, blue pills...and pills to chase the truth away.
Valley of the Dolls is the story of three of the most exciting women you'll ever meet; women who were too tough or too talented not to reach the top...and unable to enjoy it once they were there!
Anne Welles: the icy New England beauty who melted for the wrong Mr. Right...an Adonis famous for his infidelity.
Neely O'Hara: the lovable kid from vaudeville who became a star and a monster.
Jennifer North: the blonde goddess who survived every betrayal committed against her magnificent body except the last.
Each of them was bred in the Babylons of Broadway and Hollywood. Each of them learned about making love, making money, and making believe. Each of them rode the crest of the wave. And each of them came finally to the Valley of the Dolls.
This novel - big, brilliant, savage and sensational - tells its inside story...the shockingly true story behind those headlines...knowingly, compellingly and intimately.« less