Barbara Seaman, 'The Life of Jacqueline Susann,' published by William Morrow and Company, New York, 1987. Stated First Edition.
The Life of Jacqueline Susann is a 480 page hardcover measuring 9 1/2" x 6". The dust jacket has light shelf wear. The book has minor bumping to the spine and some smudges on the top and side edges. Inside, the pages are crisp and clean and the binding is tight. The condition is very good.
As wife, mother, actress, and lover, Jacqueline Susann broke all the rules. Her life was flamboyant, outrageous, a mile-a-minute trip through the gossip columns and casting couches of the show business world. It was a glitz-and-glitter, go-for-broke, to-hell-with-tomorrow life.
And yet, nearing fifty, she knew herself to be a failure. She'd tried to be a star, and had ended up a bit player. She'd tried to be a mother, and had lost her child to a condition she could never understand. She'd tried to write, but even there she had missed the brass ring. And now she lived under a possible death sentence, one from which there could never be no reprieve.
It was then, when most would have given up, that she wrote the novel that could shock the world, the book that would enter the Guinness Book of World Records as the best-selling novel of all time--Valley of the Dolls.
Lovely Me gives us the real Jacqueline Susann, the woman behind the legends and the lies. She was amoral, loving, vulgar, brilliant, intensely loyal, and capable of outright viciousness when crossed, a woman who lived at full throttle and without regret. She may shock you, but one thing is for certain: You will never forget her.