Sex and drugs and shlock and more--Jacqueline Susann's addictively entertaining trash classic about three showbiz girls clawing their way to the top and hitting bottom in New York City has it all. Though it's inspired by Susann's experience as a mid-century Broadway starlet who came heartbreakingly close to making it, but did not, and despite its reputation as THE roman á clef of the go-go 1960s, the novel turned out to be weirdly predictive of 1990s post-punk, post-feminist, post "riot grrrl" culture. Jackie Susann may not be a writer for the ages, but--alas!--she's still a writer for our times.
I first read this back in high school and now 10 years later it still is an amazing read. I'm sure it's been like that for millions of readers, hence its popularity. Read morePublished 5 hours ago by Amazon Customer
Super awesome book, I readed many years ago, love Jacqueline Sussane, wish I could find more of her books!!Published 3 days ago by J. Ortega
So, I know this book was written many years ago... however, I decided that I should read it after all! Read morePublished 5 days ago by Holly
Brilliant book. I was supposed to read it at college 30 years ago. Well I have finally read it and couldn't put it down. Read morePublished 12 days ago by YDEK (MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA)
Dated, but yet strangely relevant too. If you approach this book as a period piece, it's oddly entertaining as beach or airplane reading. No, it's not great literature. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Jocelyn Schaible
I am not big into reading, but I had a hard time putting this book down. It took me less than a week to get through when normally a novel this long would take me at least two weeksPublished 25 days ago by Megan
Been wanting to read this book for some time & i loved it! Didnt want to put it down. Told some friends about it, now they are borrowing & reading it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by torie ali