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Lovely Me: The Life of Jacqueline Susann

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Publisher Comments:

Barbara Seaman's pioneering biography of the author of Valley of the Dolls, The Love Machine, and other mega-sellers examines the life of a woman who exhibited amazing strength in every aspect of her life — from getting her writing published and promoted to fighting her ultimate adversary, breast cancer.

Review:

"Barbara Seaman leaves us with the sense of affection — and even respect — for her subject, an original who did it her way." The Wall Street Journal

Review:

"Seaman dishes out the inside dope about Susann's rolls in the grease paint. Susann sexually zigged and zagged, and over the years acquired a tough hide, along with a butch reputation." Vanity Fair

Review:

"Captivating....The best seat up, girl talk, good time of my life." Newsday

Review:

"Packed with anecdotes, larded with gossip, and dense with cultural complexity, Lovely Me will keep you laughing and pondering for a long time." San Francisco Chronicle

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [461]-466) and index.

About the Author

An author, women’s health activist, and energizing influence on hundreds of younger writers and organizers for nearly half a century, the legendary BARBARA SEAMAN (1935-2008) persistently challenged the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies by exposing their drive for profit at the expense of women. After her first three books, the New York Times wrote that she had "triggered a revolution, fostering a willingness among women to take issues of health into their own hands." As Barbara Ehrenreich wrote about the publication of her first book, The Doctors’ Case Against the Pill (1969): "For many of us, women’s liberation began at that moment." Seaman was a founding advisory board member of and key advisor to Seven Stories Press.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781888363371
Author:
Seaman, Barbara
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Author:
Salem, James M.
Author:
Salem, Jon J.
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women novelists, American
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Novelists, American
Subject:
Women novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
122
Publication Date:
19960831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.00 x 6.00 in

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Product details 480 pages Seven Stories Press - English 9781888363371 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Barbara Seaman leaves us with the sense of affection — and even respect — for her subject, an original who did it her way."
"Review" by , "Seaman dishes out the inside dope about Susann's rolls in the grease paint. Susann sexually zigged and zagged, and over the years acquired a tough hide, along with a butch reputation."
"Review" by , "Captivating....The best seat up, girl talk, good time of my life."
"Review" by , "Packed with anecdotes, larded with gossip, and dense with cultural complexity, Lovely Me will keep you laughing and pondering for a long time."
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