Happy Birthday, Jacqueline Susann! 20 August 1918 – 21 September 1974
Five quotes from the author:
- Yes, there’s one thing I do want. I want to be aware of the minutes and the seconds, and to make each one count.
- I’ve got a library copy of Gone with the Wind, a quart of milk and all these cookies. Wow! What an orgy!
- I don’t think any novelist should be concerned with literature.
- Acting is glamour but writing is hard work, so I’m going to be an actress.
- The second draft is on yellow paper, that’s when I work on characterizations. The third is pink, I work on story motivations. Then blue, that’s where I cut, cut, cut.
Susann was an American author known for her best-selling novels. Her most notable work was Valley of the Dolls, a book that broke sales records and spawned an Oscar-nominated 1967 film.