Once is not enough
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NCE IS NOT ENOUGH displays one woman's search for love in the glittering playgrounds and jetset life-style of people with enough money and power to believe ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH. The heroine, January Wayne, grew up without a mother, sharing Dom Perignon champagne and caviar with her famous father, big-time producer Mike Wayne, and meeting the right people: the fabulously wealthy Deirdre Milford Granger; Karla, the mysterious ex-movie queen whose private passion was almost as legendary as her passion for privacy; Tom Colt, the bestselling author with a rugged reputation; and David Milford, Deirdre's young cousin - considered 'the perfect match' for a real-life fairy-tale princess like January...'ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH is spectacularly successful...Luscious January Wayne can't make it with a guy because she has a thing for her glamourous celebrity dad, Mike...There are plane crashes, drug orgies, motorcycle accidents, mass rapes, attempted abortions, suicide, evil doctors and assorted other activities; and I couldn't put the damn thing down.' LIBRARY JOURNAL
Journal Entry 2
-- Somewhere in Oxford in Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Friday, July 12, 2013
Released 7 yrs ago (7/12/2013 UTC) at -- Somewhere in Oxford in Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Will be released in or near Oxford during our holiday, somewhere in the second half of july...
At Exeter College!
Journal Entry 3
Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 24, 2014
I simply do not understand this book.
Now, it's conceivable that on the grounds that I'm male, that is 80% of the issue. But I don't think that it is. Because I found it quite readable by for the 100 or so pages, but the constant racism (of describing people not just as people - but then noting distinctly those that were - a couple of black girls, or a black this, or black that) as some distinguished element of society completely unnecessary. In fact, I just found it purely stupid, and totally illustrative of 70's society at the time (one in which I did not exist). It just bought my attempt to read it to a grinding, irked halt (repeatedly) and for that reason, I put the book down.
(But then again, I find that increasingly true of modern American Society even today. I often think that some white Americans would feel less distinction between themselves and a true Italian (i.e., someone born and raised in Italy), than and African American born in their own neighbourhood. Certainly, this book suggested that kind of society in the 1970's, and I've seen in 2013 last year - and it's an attitude that seems pretty Martian.)
I really want to throw this book, and the attitude it brings with it in the bin. I know the original releaser did not intend for her book to inspire this kind of response!
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