Back in print, the spectacular best-seller from the
author of Valley of the Dolls.
Once upon a time, the entertainment industry was a world that never
slept. Magazine editors, models, pop stars, and all the rest visited
"vitamin doctors" to get the shots that would allow them to stay
up all night and then work all day--in offices decorated with beanbag
chairs and Calderesque mobiles. In this world, January Wayne goes from
poor-little-rich-girl to grown-up swinger, as she searches New York and
Los Angeles for a guy just like Mike Wayne, the glamorous movie producer,
who also just happens to be her father.
Though often panned by critics, Susann's slightly sordid yet thoroughly
fabulous novel was embraced by her fans. Once Is Not Enough became
Susann's third consecutive novel to reach the number one spot on the New
York Times best-seller list--the first time any author had accomplished
this feat. The novel would be Susann's last great success: The year after
its publication, in 1974, the author died of breast cancer.
'Spectacularly successful. There are plane crashes, drug orgies,
motorcycle accidents, mass rapes, attempted abortions, suicide, evil
doctors and assorted other activities; and I just couldn't put the damned
thing down."--Library Journal
"[Susann's] pulp poetry resonates to this day. With her formula of
sex, drugs and show business, Susann didn't so much capture the tenor of
her times as she did predict the Zeitgeist of ours."--Detour
Jacqueline Susann left her hometown of Philadelphia and moved to New
York, where she won the Best Dressed Woman in Television Award four times.
But it was the success of her blockbusters Valley of the Dolls, The Love
Machine, and Once is Not Enough that transformed her into the Pucci-clad
media superstar we remember today. Jacqueline Susann was married to
producer Irving Mansfield. She died in 1974.