When she pulled The Carpetbaggers off the shelf, looking for a good read to while away the weekend, Grace Palermo never imagined that she would soon meet the book’s international best-selling author, let alone spend the next thirty years of her life with him.
When Grace and Harold met, his career was already well established, but over the next thirty years, his fame would become legendary, as did their lifestyle together. This engrossing memoir spans the 60s, 70s, and 80s, in all their hallucinogenic and freewheeling splendor. The couple was at the center of a globetrotting jet set, with mansions in Beverly Hills, villas and yachts in the South of France and Acapulco, known for their lavish—and sometimes orgiastic parties. Their life together rivaled that of the characters in Harold’s books, but in the privacy of their home things weren’t always as they seemed.
Not only does Grace Robbins reveal what it was like to live alongside the “prince of sex and scandal,” but she also takes us on journey of rollicking good fun, be it through anecdotes of a chance meeting with Pablo Picasso, a lifetime friendship with James Baldwin, or a racy evening in Hamburg with composer Frederick Lowe. With charm, introspection, and humor, Grace lays open her fascinating, roller-coaster ride, a real Cinderella tale.
LIVES OF THE RICH & FAMOUS / MEMOIR / CULTURAL ICONS ISBN: 978-0-9882848-2-1 ePub: 978-0-9882848-4-5
6 x 9; Trade Cloth; $29.95; 380 pages BISACS: BIO013000; BIO026000; FAM030000 RIGHTS: WORLD-WIDE World Wide Distribution
"Grace Robbins has written an
explosive tell-all about one of
my favorite authors — the wild and wonderful Harold Robbins.
He did it . . . .
She did it . . . .
And then he wrote about it . . .
— Jackie Collins
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