Oh how i loved this book, the original bonkbuster & written by canny Capricorn, Judith Krantz. When it was published in 1978 – becoming a more or less instant sensation – Krantz was 50 & it was her first book ever. Never write off a Cap. She also has Pluto opposite her Sun – that’s quite motivating, yes?
It’s complete filth, but with an amazing amount of info & details. It was like the bible for my friends and I at school. Fuq sex education. I have not read this thing of late but it’s like an instruction manual for sex, dieting, dealing with bitches, the movie world & running a business. The heroine – from memory – is fat & unpopular as a child but then she goes to Paris (something sad has happened) & there is a whole chapter or two that’s like Frenchwoman Don’t Get Fat fictionalised.
Then she gets back to New York or someplace, totally transformed & driven. She embarks upon an exciting life of sex & business – the Scruples of the title is absolutely nothing to do with morals because few peeps in this book have any- Scruples is an incredible department store. Krantz went on to do heaps of other books but i don’t think anything is quite like Scruples.