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Episode 45 - Lucky by Jackie Collins

So. Wow. This book. Lucky Santangelo is a boss businesslady who Has Sex.  A whole lot happens in this book - everybody gets married six times, at least one hotel is opened, dirty deeds are done on yachts....  I honestly do not know how I could possibly describe the plot.  I can  tell you that if you are sensitive to literally any content whatsoever you should not read this book because it has it all .  Child brides!  Rape!  Child rape!  Gratuitous dead babies!  Everybody has sex with everybody else's dad!  Racism!  Fat shaming! The idle rich!   Just say no to drugs, kids ! This is one of those books that has a super boring US cover - you can tell looking at the front that the back just has a picture of the author and "fiftyeleven bazillion copies sold!", that it's about rich people, and that if you want to read it you already know about it. BUT there are also some international covers that I know you are very interested in .  All of which are frankly more descriptive

Episode 8: "Palomino"



EDIT - HOLY FUCKING SHIT YOU GUYS THE AV CLUB FEATURED THIS EPISODE ON THEIR PODCAST ROUNDUP!
Proof:
I almost didn't even see this because my Google Alert clearly fell down on the job!

We have a January treat for you: books we actually read as criminally young girls!  Sara's is Palomino by Danielle Steel.

Samantha is one of those hyper-competent insanely beautiful has-a-weird-nickname Steel women who is taking the advertising world by storm while simultaneously being abandoned by her shitheel husband.  She goes off to heal her broken heart on a ranch in California and meets a super hot ranchin' dude.  If you were like me and you loved books about horses and books about boning, this book was everything.


Amazingly, this is another book with zero sexual assault.  Like, there's actually a scene where she says no and the guy listens.  Ghasted me flabbers, it did.

A few other content notes - this book does have a lot of fertility talk in it.  Sam is infertile and it comes up a lot.  However, there are no attempts to conceive, miscarriages, stillbirths, etc.  This book also deals with disability issues.  I felt it did so in a surprisingly woke way, but it's still the early 80's, so be aware.

As promised, here is Danielle Steel's actual desk that she actually sits down at and writes at every day:

A picture of a cluttered room with a desk that is made to look like three giant books stacked on top of one another.  They are all Danielle Steel books.

Look at it.  LOOK AT IT.  You will never be that baller.

That picture is from a little yet great  Vanity Fair article which you should totally read.

... I can't stop looking at it.  The longer you look the more you see.  Like...  is that a rug on a rug?  Might it be a rug on a rug on a rug?  TYPEWRITER MAGNETS!  I swear this picture never gets old for me.

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