Jackie Collins: Author Behind Goddess of Vengeance
by Debbie J.
This book is part of Hyperink's best little books series. This best little book is 4,200+ words of fast, entertaining information on a highly demanded topic. Based on reader feedback (including yours!), we may expand this book in the future. If we do so, we'll send a free copy to all previous buyers.
ABOUT THE BOOK
The inside peek at Hollywood and the lives of the rich and famous provided by Jackie Collins through her books has made her one of the world's best-selling writers. She has more than 400 million books sold in over 40 countries, and every one of her 28 books have appeared on the New York Times bestsellers list. Many debut at #1 the moment they are published. A number of her books have made it to the big screen. One of ABC Network's highest-rated miniseries was based on Jackie Collins' Hollywood Wives, starring Anthony Hopkins and Candice Bergen.
Undoubtedly one of the main reasons Jackie Collins' books are so popular is that her characters are closely patterned on real personalities, often blurring the lines between reality and fiction. Collins herself claims that she writes about real people in disguise, and with books such as Hollywood Wives, Hollywood Husbands, Hollywood Divorces, and Hollywood Kids, her readers are often left wondering which real-life famous person they are actually reading about and just where the truth ends and fiction begins. The other key factor in her popularity, of course, is the liberal addition of plenty of graphic sex.
EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK
Around that time Jackie Collins purportedly had a fling with Marlon Brando, who was then 29 years old to her 15. She was partying at a club in Hollywood with sister, Joan, when a handsome young Marlon Brando sent a messenger over to their table asking to meet her. Brando was hot box office property at the time, riding on the wave of Academy Award nominations for A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) and The Wild One (1953). Jackie didn't hesitate, and they had what she later called "a very brief but fabulous affair."
In 1960, Jackie Collins married her first husband, Wallace Austin, who was 12 years her senior. They had a daughter, Tracy, in 1961, and were divorced in 1964 after four and a half years of marriage. Jackie later revealed that Wallace was a compulsive gambler, substance abuser and mentally unstable. Wallace eventually killed himself of a drug overdose. As she seemed to do with every experience in her life, Jackie viewed this time as a period of learning and research that helped her become knowledgeable about drugs and drug use, knowledge she used to inform future novels...
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- Hyperink, March 2012
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