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FIVE REASONS WE LOVE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS

VALLEY OF THE DOLLS

It’s trashy and it’s cool. Following three young women as they navigate the highs and lows of show business, love and female friendship.

But it’s also completely insane. Drugs! Abortions! Manipulative actresses! Fur coats! English men called Lyon (why?)! More drugs! VOTD is a page-turner alright.

• You will never make a decision as bad as the ones in this book. Anne, Jennifer and Neely are a bundle of bad choices made into women. Anne seems especially bad as she’s more clueless than the other two.

• The sleep cure. All Dolls aficionados fantasise about the sleep cure. Jennifer is sent to a Swiss clinic and knocked out for ten days in order to get over an emotional trauma and shed some weight. Sounds dubious, but tempting.

• The gossip. Author Jacqueline Susann spent a lot of time in Hollywood. The internet abounds with theories about which characters are based on which stars.

Valley Of The Dolls by Jacqueline Susann (£9.99, Virago Modern Classics)

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