Superstar: A Novel by Viva

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Superstar: A Novel

'“Viva manages to suggest a hippie Dietrich and an outgoing Garbo.” —The New York Times “Not since Mary McCarthy’s Memories has any book so beautifully and poignantly described the hazards and results of a Catholic girlhood in America.” —Gore Vidal “One leaves this book with the sense that a woman’s soul has been laid bare. . . . Whether this book is scandal or not, writing it was a profound act of rebellion and self-awareness. Jesus also said, ‘I am the way, the truth and the life.’ There is no way here but there is truth and life in good measure.” —TheNew York Times “Viva’s autobiography . . . it’s marvelous. Part fiction, part tape recording, part this, part that, gloriously obscene.” —Gore Vidal, The Paris Review “[Superstar] is the funniest, most amusing and revolting book of the year. A novel by Viva, the star of those dirty movies made by the ‘artist’ of Campbell soup cans; she here writes a novel based on her life in the gay and pop and way-out world that is the best novel of its kind since Naked Lunch. Her ear for dialogue, her sense of story, and her use of four-letter words is amazing. She is a better novelist than Bellow, or Mailer, or Updike.” —Reader’s Syndicate'
'“Viva manages to suggest a hippie Dietrich and an outgoing Garbo.” —The New York Times “Not since Mary McCarthy’s Memories has any book so beautifully and poignantly described the hazards and results of a Catholic girlhood in America.” —Gore Vidal “One leaves this book with the sense that a woman’s soul has been laid bare. . . . Whether this book is scandal or not, writing it was a profound act of rebellion and self-awareness. Jesus also said, ‘I am the way, the truth and the life.’ There is no way here but there is truth and life in good measure.” —TheNew York Times “Viva’s autobiography . . . it’s marvelous. Part fiction, part tape recording, part this, part that, gloriously obscene.” —Gore Vidal, The Paris Review “[Superstar] is the funniest, most amusing and revolting book of the year. A novel by Viva, the star of those dirty movies made by the ‘artist’ of Campbell soup cans; she here writes a novel based on her life in the gay and pop and way-out world that is the best novel of its kind since Naked Lunch. Her ear for dialogue, her sense of story, and her use of four-letter words is amazing. She is a better novelist than Bellow, or Mailer, or Updike.” —Reader’s Syndicate'
Publisher: Open Road Media ISBN: 9781497645608 Pages: 311