Jackie Collins has sold over 500 million books in over 40 different countries. She has just published her 30th book where she shares a glimpse into the childhood of her most popular character, Lucky Santangelo. In this edition, host Jeffrey Masters sits down and talks with Jackie about her newest book, Confessions of a Wild Child.
“I think that in another life – I’m going to sound very Shirley MacLaine – I was either a panther, or I was a black male soul singer, or I was Italian…My house is filled with paintings of panthers and leopards. I just love them. They give me a sense of peace and calm and cool.” – Jackie Collins
There have been many imitators, but only Jackie Collins can tell you what really goes on in the fastest lane of all. From Beverly Hills bedrooms to a raunchy prowl along the streets of Hollywood; from glittering rock parties and concerts to stretch limos and the mansions of the power brokers — Jackie Collins chronicles the real truth from the inside looking out.
Jackie Collins has been called a “raunchy moralist” by the late director Louis Malle and “Hollywood’s own Marcel Proust” by Vanity Fair magazine. With over 500 million copies of her books sold in more than 40 countries, and with some twenty-eight New York Times bestsellers to her credit, Jackie Collins is one of the world’s top-selling novelists. She is known for giving her readers an unrivaled insiders knowledge of Hollywood and the glamorous lives and loves of the rich, famous, and infamous! “I write about real people in disguise,” she says. “If anything, my characters are toned down — the truth is much more bizarre.”