Cinderella and the Carpetbagger by Grace Robbins
My Life as the Wife of the "World's Best-Selling Author," Harold Robbins

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

Even ardent Robbins fans may shudder at the unpleasant human this book makes him out to be.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

Harold Robbins s steamy books were once more widely read than the Bible. His novels sold more than 750 million copies and created the sex-power-glamour genre of popular literature that would go on to influence authors from Jackie Collins and Jacqueline Susann to TV shows like Dallas and Dynasty. What readers don t know is that Robbins whom the media had dubbed the prince of sex and scandal actually researched the free-wheeling escapades depicted in his books himself, along with his drop-dead, gorgeous wife, Grace. Now, in this revealing tell-all, for the first time ever, Grace Robbins rips the covers off their REAL lives. The 1960s and 70s were decades like no others radical, experimental, libertine. Grace Robbins chronicles the rollicking good times, peppering her memoir with anecdotes of her encounters with luminaries from the world of entertainment and the arts not to mention most of Hollywood. The couple was at the center of a globetrotting jet set, with mansions in Beverly Hills, villas and yachts on the French Riviera and Acapulco. Their life rivaled and often surpassed that of the characters in his books. Champagne flowed, cocaine was abundant, and sex in the pre-AIDS era was embraced with abandon. Along the way, the couple agreed to a modern marriage, that Harold insisted upon. With charm, introspection, and humor, Grace lays open her fascinating, provocative roller-coaster ride of a life her own true Cinderella tale.
 

About Grace Robbins

See more books from this Author
Author Grace Robbins is a philantrophist, and is working on a movie, Cinderella and the Carpetbagger, about her life.
 
Published April 1, 2013 by Bettie Youngs Books. 360 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for Cinderella and the Carpetbagger
All: 1 | Positive: 0 | Negative: 1

Publishers Weekly

Below average
on May 13 2013

Even ardent Robbins fans may shudder at the unpleasant human this book makes him out to be.

Read Full Review of Cinderella and the Carpetbagg... | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly

Reader Rating for Cinderella and the Carpetbagger
72%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 16 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review