The Life of Jacqueline Susann The first paperback edition of Barbara Seaman's bestselling biography of the author of The Love Machine', 'Valley of the Dolls' and countless other blockbusters. Meticulously researched over six years, it tells the fascinating story of the life of a woman who experienced incredible international success but who had to fight with amazing difficulties including the ultimate adversary - breast cancer. A vivid portrait of a determined writer who fought her way to the top.'
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.