Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Gotta Get off, Gonna Get, Have To Get Off From This Ride

- lyric from (Theme from) Valley Of The Dolls

No "real" post today. I am in the middle of Jacqueline Susann's Valley Of The Dolls. Anna Garris Goiser's review at the Book Page website explains the appeal of Susann's book:

..."Valley of the Dolls" is both a period piece and a cause for reflection on just how much growing room women have claimed -- as well as a reminder that the reason some themes recur throughout literature and the popular press is that a good story is always a good story. Reading "Valley of the Dolls" today is like coming upon a box of old clothes tucked beneath the attic eaves, and upon opening it, finding the outmoded finery captures all too poignantly where, and who, we once were.

Be back when I've finished the book.

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