Is it a classic? Yes. Is it well-written? Ehhhhhhhhh, not as such. Is it worth reading? If you are well-warned for homophobic language, fatophobia, ageism, and ableism.
Valley of the Dolls was one of the first Trashy Novels, and like many trashy novels there's more to it than meets the eye. Join Linnea and Jessica as they talk about the dawn of the modern book tour, dolls (pills), Hollywood, shitty men, and wig-snatching scene for the ages.
Recommendations and books mentioned:
Rich and Pretty by Rumaan Alam
Millenium Girl by Coerte Felske
First Wives Club and others by Olivia Goldsmith
Peyton Place by Grace Metalious