Lovely Me: The Life of Jacqueline Susann

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Seven Stories Press, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 476 pages
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.
 

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Contents

Night Thoughts
19
THE EARLY YEARS ORIGINS 14921918 AND CHILDHOOD 19181936
25
Her Father
27
Her Mother
35
Her Birth
42
Her Childhood
50
Coming of Age
64
THE CITY 19361947
81
Conversion
229
The Schifffli Troubadour
236
Roses Turn
250
UP MOUNT EVEREST 19631967
267
Berney and Company
269
Josephine Becomes Famous
277
A Book Is Born
285
The Selling and Buying of Valley of the Dolls
301

City Lights
83
The Women
92
Enter Irving
103
From Cow Belles to Cantor
114
Cry Havoc
128
Daddys Girl
137
Year of the Woman
146
The Temporary Mrs Smith
157
Lovely Me
184
THE SCHIFFLI GIRL 19471963
193
Albert and Lola
195
Giving Up on Guy
206
The Hockey Club
215
Byebye Berney
320
VALLEY OF THE SHADOW 19671974
337
Jackie Goes Hollywood
339
The Love Machine
371
Jackie Strikes Back
385
Beyond the Valley
399
Tomorrow and to Morrow
417
Once Is Not Enough
431
Epilogue
457
Sources
461
INDEX
467
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About the author (1996)

One of the nation's most tireless health advocates, BARBARA SEAMAN (1935-2008) co-founded the National Women's Health Network and pioneered a new style of health reporting that focused on patients' rights. Her groundbreaking investigative book, The Doctor's Case Against the Pill (1969), prompted Senate hearings in the 1970s that led to a warning label on oral contraceptives and the drastic lowering of estrogen doses due to dangerous health effects. Dedicated to reaching a wide audience, Seaman wrote columns for Brides Magazine, Ladies' Home Journal, and Ms., inspiring women around the world to take control of their own health. Seaman was a founding advisory board member of and key advisor to Seven Stories Press.

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