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Once upon a time, the entertainment industry was a world that never slept. Magazine editors, models, pop stars, and all the rest visited "vitamin doctors" to get the shots that would allow them to stay up all night and then work all day--in offices decorated with beanbag chairs and Calderesque mobiles. In this world, January Wayne goes from poor-little-rich-girl to grown-up swinger, as she searches New York and Los Angeles for a guy just like Mike Wayne, the glamorous movie producer, who also just happens to be her father.
Though often panned by critics, Susann's slightly sordid yet thoroughly fabulous novel was embraced by her fans. Once Is Not Enough became Susann's third consecutive novel to reach the number one spot on the New York Times best-seller list--the first time any author had accomplished this feat. The novel would be Susann's last great success: The year after its publication, in 1974, the author died of breast cancer.
'Spectacularly successful. There are plane crashes, drug orgies, motorcycle accidents, mass rapes, attempted abortions, suicide, evil doctors and assorted other activities; and I just couldn't put the damned thing down."--Library Journal
"[Susann's] pulp poetry resonates to this day. With her formula of sex, drugs and show business, Susann didn't so much capture the tenor of her times as she did predict the Zeitgeist of ours."--Detour
Jacqueline Susann left her hometown of Philadelphia and moved to New York, where she won the Best Dressed Woman in Television Award four times. But it was the success of her blockbusters Valley of the Dolls, The Love Machine, and Once is Not Enough that transformed her into the Pucci-clad media superstar we remember today. Jacqueline Susann was married to producer Irving Mansfield. She died in 1974.
I read this book about 30 yrs ago and wanted to read it again. It was better the second time. Fantastic book..Published 7 months ago by Vicki Sullivan
At the time Jacqueline Susann published this superb novel, she was one of the finest authors writing in the English language and considered one of the truly great voices of modern... Read morePublished 12 months ago by SanFran JT
Once is more than enough. Read it back in the 70s. How did I not remember how depressing it was. She was an excellent author with a disturbingly morose sense of life. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Gail Cindrich
Good read) much better than "The Love Machine"! The end put me off a little, but I guess it's just Jacqueline...Published 13 months ago by Anastasiya
I would give 0 stars if I could. Talk about BORING!!! No Fifty Shades of Grey. Can't believe I finished it and just hoped it would get better. Never happened!!Published 17 months ago by Lisa Sands
Read it ages ago, even saw the movie. Just wanted to read it again. Got a lot more out of it 40 years later.Published 19 months ago by L. Hicks
I read this book in my teens over 4 decades ago and remember that I like it a lot. More telling though, I never forgot that book.Published 20 months ago by Mickey Long