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Vanderbilt—socialite, artiste and pioneer of designer jeans—dips into the realm of spanking, thrusting, creaming and opening as a flower toward the sun with this dressed-up pulp erotica tale—Chip Kidd designed the striking cover, which features white-haired mannequins that (a certain type of person might be inclined to conclude) slightly resemble the host of CNN's AC360. After renowned architect Talbot Bingham dies, his widow, Priscilla, designates their Maryland estate (of all our estates it was the one I loved most) as a museum. In going through Talbot's papers there, Priscilla discovers letters from a woman calling herself Queen Bee that describe a physical passion utterly foreign to Pris. Repulsed and fascinated by Bee's purple correspondence (Look Master, no doubt you didn't insist she wax her mons as you do mine), Priscilla falls into a labyrinth of pain and misery and becomes increasingly obsessed with Bee. As Vanderbilt nudges the two women together, the already soft-focused narrative becomes nearly hallucinatory. Sadly, this is no Story of O: the prose is terminally puffy, the sex has been done (and done and done) and Pris is an unendearing priss. (June)
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“In her new novel, Gloria Vanderbilt has created a remarkable tapestry of human passion--an interior world of highly charged erotic mysteries that teasingly suggest, but ever elude, decoding. OBSESSION is a poetic tale on the nature of possession and obsession.” (Joyce Carol Oates)

“Warmth and zest and cheekiness...OBSESSION is erotica even your grandmother can love.” (The Daily Beast)

“Leave it to Gloria Vanderbilt to design a sensual novel for the material girl...” (USA Today)

“‘Obsession’...evolves into a clever psychological puzzle...great fun (Buffalo News)

“Bee’s letters are carnal, kinky, pulpy, lewd...they’re threatening but enthralling...” (Arizona Republic)
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Ecco; 1 edition (June 23, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061734896
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061734892
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 7.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 1.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #647,435 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Linda Linguvic HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on September 29, 2009
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I only attempted this book because it was hyped in some very reliable sources as an erotic tale written by Gloria Vanderbilt. I was curious.

Well, first of all, it is much too short to be called a book. It measures only 5 x 7, the type is humongous, there are wide margins and it is only 144 pages long. The theme is bondage amidst some pretentious over-described scenes. I read the whole thing in about a half hour and must say that this is the worst book I have ever read. It's boring, it's silly and the parts that are supposed to be erotic seem actually comic.

This book is awful. Don't bother with it.
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..two thumbs to flip it into the trash can, It is a boring and bizarre plot. It is a bored, rich and frigid housewives fantasy, has a couple of 'c*ck' words in it, but the erotica is too Harlequin fantasy romance paperback type. If you must read it, wait a few weeks it will show up at the 99c store.
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this was a horrible read. writing was bad, plot was hard to follow, and ending with a sentence that says this is the end of the book "dear readers"?? complete waste of my time.
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My book club thought this would be a fun summer read! It caused laughter for such a ridiculous pick but it was hardly a " fun read" It is not well written, a bit trashy/kinky and not even erotic! Never again will I use a Newsweek review or a NY Times review. What a waste of time.
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I've been interested in "Poor Little Rich Girl" since I was a young girl. (I was interested in fashion design.) She's had a fascinating life & I was interested to see how this translated into a book like this. I would say it's soft porn, I guess. Not quite "50 Shades..."
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It would be too difficult to provide my critique of this book without giving away what little there is of a story. I purchased this book after reading a review from BookPerks - the only upside is that I purchased it at a discount. If you really want to read this book I would wait for it to appear in Kindle Unlimited.
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Was the worst put together book I've ever read. I kept waiting for it to get better. It never did. Even the ending was poorly written. I did not like the way it was written in the third party mostly. And how some parts were dreams and some were not. It was so confusing you couldn't tell what was a dream and what was suppose to be a real part of the book. Worst book I have read and wasted my time on in a long time. Do not waste YOUR TIME!
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By A reviewer on March 16, 2012
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Gloria wrote a beautiful book about her son. She is a wonderful person to hear talk, and has done beautiful design work. She can do better than this. I am unhappy for her.
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