Valley Of The Dolls: The Record Breaking Book Of The ‘60s
By | October 19, 2021
The Book Was Based On Real Life
Susann, who had moved to New York City when she was young to pursue a career in acting, based the book on the lives of some of the top actresses of the time, although different sources name different actresses. The characters in the novel lived lives that seemed taken out of a soap opera and took uppers and downers to cope with the drama; the uppers and downers that the women ingested were the “dolls” referred to in the title. Prior to their drug-addled descents, the women all have pretty specific goals: fame, fortune, and men, and they are all in a rush to reach their goals since they have a short time before they age.