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Thursday, 30 June 2016

BLOG TOUR: Valley of the Dolls - Jacqueline Susann

Today I am so excited to be a part of the 50th anniversary blog tour of Valley of the Dolls. This modern classic has had a glamour make over to celebrate. Check out the new jacket below!

*Praise for Valley of the Dolls*

“Decades ahead of its time . . . Mesmerizing . . . The equation of emotional dependencies with drug addiction in one comprehensive personality disorder is, if anything, more chic today than in Susann’s time.”—Mim Udovitch, Village Voice Literary Supplement

“Jacqueline Susann’s questioning of glamour and fame, so unsettling in its honesty, crept into my head and stayed there, lingering for years until I was finally able to give it my own expression.”—Lori Goldstein

“Exciting news for all you modern Dolls (#squadgoals) and aspiring millennial readers . . . the story feels more relevant than ever.”—Micaela English, Town & Country

Valley of the Dolls remains a pop-culture touchstone: a gleefully salacious story of friendship, sex, backstabbing and pills (or ‘dolls’).”—Alexandria Symonds, T: The New York Times Style Magazine

*Information on Valley of the Dolls*
  • Fifty years ago, in 1966, Valley of the Dolls achieved the No.1 spot on The New York Times bestseller list, and stayed there for an unprecedented 28 weeks.
  • Virago Modern Classics designer hardback and merchandise (notebook and mug) are also available and designed by Biba, Barbara Hulanicki.
  • Valley of the Dolls remains the all-time pop-culture classic, a pioneering work that tackled drug addiction, women's rights and gay rights, profoundly influencing generations of cultural figures from Gloria Steinem to Lena Dunham.
  • Valley of the Dolls has sold over 40 million copies in 30 languages. 

*Purchase Valley of the Dolls*
Special Edition Hardback

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