Biography of Jackie Collins: The life and times of Jackie Collins, in one convenient little book.

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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.

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Debbie J. is an experienced writer and a member of the Hyperink Team, which works hard to bring you high-quality, engaging, fun content. Happy reading!

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Publisher
Hyperink Inc
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Published on
Mar 4, 2012
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Pages
23
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ISBN
9781614645498
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / General
Biography & Autobiography / Literary
Literary Collections / General
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Amy Chua was a well–respected and high–profile Yale Law Professor who published two best–sellers yet, no one seemed to have taken much notice of her. Then everything changed. In January, 2011 Chua published her explosive memoir, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, which propelled her into the spotlight. Within weeks, Amy Chua was on Time.com 's top ten list of the most thought–provoking, anger–inducing, and viral viewpoints of the year. Before 2011 ended, she was nominated one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world.

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