Valley Of The Dolls: The Record Breaking Book Of The ‘60s

By Linda Speckhals
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Before there was 50 Shades of Grey, Jacqueline Susann published a book in 1966 which took the bestseller charts by storm. This novel, Valley of the Dolls, entered the Guinness Book of World Records in 1974 as the most popular novel on the planet. By 2016, Valley of the Dolls sold more than 31 million copies, despite the fact that it got less than favorable reviews. While the novel lacked style, subtlety, and complexity, it definitely had plot, and Time Magazine called it “the dirty book of the month.” Some even criticized the author, with Truman Capote calling Susann “a truck driver in drag.”
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