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Lovely Me

The Life of Jacqueline Susann

Barbara Seaman, Jon J. Salem (Foreword by), James M. Salem (Foreword by)


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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.

Praise For Lovely Me: The Life of Jacqueline Susann

“Riveting . . . beautifully written.” –Erica Jong

“A mesmerizing narrative.” –Cynthia Ozick

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

“Seaman dishes out inside dope about Susann's roles in the greasepaint. Susann sexually zigged and zagged, and over the years acquired a tough hide, along with a butch reputation.” –James Wolcott, Vanity Fair

Seven Stories Press, 9781888363371, 480pp.

Publication Date: August 6, 1996

About the Author

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.