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Book Review: Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

Genre: Classic, Fiction

BUG Rating: 3/5

Overall: Wow! I bet this caused a stir when it was published 50 years ago! Boyyyy… Susann was definitely ahead of her time and wanted to shock her readers! 😬🤣

The story was just full of “glitz show girls ”, drugs and sex!

I went in thinking this was going to have the same magic Elizabeth Gilbert’s City of Girl’s, but it just didn’t. I disliked the characters, found they were all pretty superficial. None of them learnt from their mistakes, and they carry on doing crappy things in the name of “love” (finding a rich man).

The book was also slowwww, which is a real shame. I had high hopes for this one but it just didn’t live up to expectations but … it gets ⭐️⭐️⭐️… because, what I did love, was the drama and it was engrossing enough that I didn’t want to put it down 🤷🏻‍♀️


Dolls: red or black; capsules or tablets; washed down with vodka or swallowed straight-for Anne, Neely, and Jennifer, it doesn’t matter, as long as the pill bottle is within easy reach. These three women become best friends when they are young and struggling in New York City and then climb to the top of the entertainment industry-only to find that there is no place left to go but down-into the Valley of the Dolls.

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