Sep 17, 2009

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday is a weekly event hosted by Jenny of Take Me Away.

"It is the time each week to recognize those older books… an older book you’ve always wanted to read, or one that you have read and love; maybe one from your childhood; or review an older book -- how about even a classic!"


My throwback for this week is

From Goodreads-Sex and drugs and shlock and more -- Jacqueline Susann's addictively entertaining trash classic about three showbiz girls clawing their way to the top and hitting bottom in New York City has it all. Though it's inspired by Susann's experience as a mid-century Broadway starlet who came heartbreakingly close to making it, but did not, and despite its reputation as THE roman รก clef of the go-go 1960s, the novel turned out to be weirdly predictive of 1990s post-punk, post-feminist, post "riot grrrl" culture.

If you haven't read it, you're missing out on a very entertaining read. It reads like a soap opera, the drama is unbelievable, and oh so good. It was written in the 60's, so it is outdated, but only culture wise, the story is itself is timeless. Don't forget the movie, too.


  1. Oh my gosh!! I read this book when I was in junior high school!! I had to hide it under my pillow and read it with a flash light because it was so racy at the time. I be remember most of it still and that was many years ago. What a riot. Thing is, it is still pretty current.


  2. I read this just after high school!
    I was so angry at what was happening I would take the book and throw it across my apartment!
    I would actually like to re-read it again after all these years.


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