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The Lives of Danielle Steel: The Unauthorized Biography of America's #1 Best-Selling Author

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Dressed to the nines and draped with diamonds, Danielle Steel is America's favorite author. She has enchanted readers with each of her 44 bestselling novels-- and has a total of 350 million books in print! Now, this stunning, uncensored biography reveals how closely Danielle's fiction is based on real life-- the rich men, the dangerous men, the heartbreak, the struggles, t ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published August 15th 1995 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Katherine
Sep 20, 2015 Katherine rated it liked it
”Could anyone really live a life as dramatic, tumultuous, and romantic as a Danielle Steel novel?

Yes. Danielle Steel.”


And after reading this book, they certainly weren’t kidding.

Before the age of Goodreads, before we had the ability to follow authors on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and whatever else those crazy kids use these days, the only communication with them was through various methods of snail mail (interviews, etc). Unfortunately for those hungry for more information about thei
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Mary
Jul 21, 2012 Mary rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes non-fiction
Recommended to Mary by: Paperback Swap
ressed to the nines and draped in jewels, Danielle Steel has become America's favorite romance author. She has written 44 best-selling novels and has a total of 800 million books still in print. This stunning, uncensored biography reveals how closely Danielle Steel's fiction mirrors her real life. The rich men, the dangerous men, the heartbreak, the struggles, the triumphs and the secrets too dark to tell.

Her cruel and lonely childhood which became the basis for her novel Loving, her long-hidde
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Ria
Nov 14, 2015 Ria rated it it was amazing
A fascinating yet unauthorised account of the scandalous life of Danielle Steel.
I learned so much I didn't know about her home life, her family, her love life and marriages, her miscarriages, her personal and writing habits, her obsession with shopping, the distressing court case over her son Nick and her fight to end parental rights for his father.
All the nitty gritty is put in this book that might not otherwise have come to light such as her relationships with a drug addict and also another ma
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Grizel
Feb 14, 2012 Grizel rated it really liked it
Highly informative biography on an author whose success I envy. Only four stars, though, because Bane seemed determined to make Steel the villain in her dispute with her hopelessly drug-addicted, small-time criminal ex-husband (number three, I think it was) and I really think she was reaching.
Julie Barrett
Apr 29, 2016 Julie Barrett rated it really liked it
The lives of Danielle Steel, the unauthorized biography of America's by Bane_ Vickie L - Benet_ Lorenzo T
Have enjoyed many of the author's works and it's going to be interesting to read about custody battles, divorces and life for her.
Some of her earlier recollections of life are in her books. Can't imagine the life she's led but you can see where she gets the story lines for some of her books-from her own life.
So extravagant with her gifts.
I received this book from National Library Service for
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Amy Harper
Nov 03, 2010 Amy Harper rated it it was ok
I found this book tucked behind some other books in a junior high classroom. I think because it had the word "fuck" in it. As a teacher I thought I should read what the students are sneaking. Surprisingly, it was interesting and inspiring. Allegedly, Danielle Steel would sit and write for 22 hours straight some days. On the other hand, her writing is not "literary" and Bane and Benet's writing is tabloid at best.
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Aug 03, 2014 Amy Herget losonsky rated it really liked it
Never cared for Bane at all! Book was fun to read though!
Kathryn
Feb 01, 2012 Kathryn rated it liked it
Shelves: biography-memoir
Deliciously tabloid-y and highly unauthorized tell-all.
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Dec 24, 2008 Teresa rated it did not like it
I just could not finish this book.
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interesting read. Her life is full of drama & is part of her book plots.
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