The exploits and excesses of three pill-popping showbiz heroines: Anne, the smalltown girl supposedly modelled on Grace Kelly, who captivates a millionaire but falls for an English cad; Jennifer, the beautiful Marilyn Monroe clone who possesses everything - except immortality; and Neely, the ruthless Judy Garlandesque understudy-turned-superstar. As friends - and enemies - they learn the hard way that fame, fortune, beauty and stardom don't always equal happiness.
Jacqueline Susann's sensational novel staked her claim as a pop pioneer, perfectly crystallized the decadence of the 1960s - and ushered in a whole new genre of mass-market fiction.
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Anne is a smalltown girl who captivates a millionaire but falls for an English cad; Jennifer, is a Monroe clone possesses everything - except mortality; and Neely is an understudy-turned-superstar. As friends and as enemies, they learn that fame, fortune and beauty don't always equal happiness.Review:
About the most fun you can have without a prescription! ( Julie Burchill)
Much imitated, but never bettered ( DAILY TELEGRAPH)
Decades ahead of its time...Mesmerizing...The equation of emotional dependencies with drug addiction in one comprehensive personality disorder is, if anything, MORE CHIC TODAY. ( VILLAGE VOICE)
Jackie, it seemed, understood by instinct that her readers were ready for the RAW SIDE OF LOVE...for a franker sexuality and a tougher kind of story - for romance with tears AND oral sex. ( Michael Korda, THE NEW YORKER)
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