BOOKS: JOAN COLLINS: HER STRONG SUIT AFTER ALL

RANDOM HOUSE SAID HER FICTION WAS UNPRINTABLE. BUT JOAN COLLINS' NEW NOVEL PROVES SHE'S NOBODY'S LITERARY CABBAGE

AS A NOVELIST CHRONICLING THE world of the Rolexed and surgically enhanced, Joan Collins has always existed in the shadow of her prolific sister Jackie, who has tantalized readers worldwide with prose like, "Women were the enemy you either fought, outsmarted, or conquered. But there was something different about Montana." As if competing with that kind of storytelling flair weren't stressful enough, this winter the former Dynasty star suffered a particularly debilitating assault on her ego thanks to a bitter legal dispute with Random House over a manuscript editors claimed was just too dreadful to commit to print--and this coming from...

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