I read the 50th-anniversary version of this book. It had a special intro from Simon Doonan that gave some great background into the author and the storyline and why this was so shocking for 1966. It’s the classic tale of 3 women post-WWII wanting to be famous and doing anything over 20 years to get there.
Personally, I didn’t feel like it was very shocking at all but I can imagine it would have been for 1966. But, then again, I’ve been reading trashy romance for a while! 😉 This isn’t a trashy romance per se but it still gets trashy. We just see it all on TV and movies these days and get so used to the drugs and sex.
I was going to do a more thorough review but I really can’t review it any better than it has already been done on Goodreads. Read them. Some of the reviews are better than the actual book. Now I gotta go watch the movie with Patty Duke and Sharon Tate! It’s on Netflix DVD.