Friday, June 26, 2009

Jacqueline Susann on my mind today: Valley of the Dolls

Coffee in hand, eggo in another, about to go run errends. Last night I watched the movie Isn't She Great, about the underdog life of author Jacqueline Susann. This is a must see for any one who is fighting for their chance. The film was about her own pursuits trying to get her book published, it was rejected many times but her book Valley of the Dolls, went on to be a major hit.

I cried, laughed, and each time she talked to God at the tree I just wanted to hug her!

Bette Midler was great portraying her in the movie.

Initially, Valley of the Dolls was rejected by publishers. When the book was finally released on February 10, 1966, it was an instant hit with the public. The subject matter was considered inappropriate at the time, and was a mixture of soap-opera style storytelling with bold, non-traditional characters.

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