Valley of the Dolls

Valley of the Dolls

A Novel

Book - 1997
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Three women seek escape as they learn about the bitterness, corruption, and falsehoods of the show-business world.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press ; [Emeryville, CA] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, [1997]
ISBN: 9780802135193
0802135196
Characteristics: 442 p. ; 21 cm

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coroboreefarm
Feb 10, 2017

The first time I read Valley of the Dolls was close to fifty years ago when it was originally published. As a seventeen year old, it was an escape into a world I knew nothing about. The "book" that disclosed all the details of the new, fast life available to women at that time. I devoured it one summer after a particularity strenuous university year, focusing mainly on the sexy bits to increase my limited knowledge in that area, and largely forgot about it after.

Imagine my surprise to find a seductive, black covered, red edged and gilt fly papered version on the "New " shelf of my local library. How would this read today? Surprisingly, still as entertaining, and scandalous as ever, but ultimately a too true book about women, their lives and the friendships they forge, not to mention the men who make those lives more difficult and confusing. It is worth reading again, especially in a time when the strides made by feminists are under siege.

PrimaGigi Oct 09, 2011

It was a little long for my taste in tawdry books, but the characters are engaging. There were a lot of really bad grammatical errors, but its still a good read in your cabana near the pool.

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pirastro
Aug 20, 2010

Unbelievable in every way.

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vickiz
Dec 18, 2008

The mother of all trashy, addictive, guilty pleasure reads!

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