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Gloria Vanderbilt’s ‘Obsession’

By Jessica Schneider Jun 29, 2009, 21:36 GMT

Gloria Vanderbilt’s ‘Obsession’

The marriages of desire . . . From the multitalented and versatile Gloria Vanderbilt comes a passionate, sensual, witty, and puzzling tale of erotic obsession, beauty, and revenge, told in tandem by two women obsessed with the same man—and, ultimately, with each other. Talbot Bingham is a renowned architectural genius who, with his formidable wife, Priscilla, creates an architectural community. When he dies ...more

If you’re looking for an erotic tale, Gloria Vanderbilt’s “Obsession” might be the book for you.

PW gave it a bad review, noting: “Sadly, this is no Story of O: the prose is terminally puffy, the sex has been done (and done and done) and Pris is an unendearing priss.”

USA Today notes: “The socialite's latest book, Obsession, is billed as "an erotic tale" — one that just happens to focus on the wealthy, glamorous and well-traveled widow of an absurdly successful architect.”

Published by Ecco, the book finishes at 160 pages.

The full USA Today review can be found here.

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