Wanna go on The Power Trip? Jackie Collins, up close and sizzling after all these years
I’ll Have What She’s Having: A lust for life that doesn’t quit. And The Power Trip to go with it.
I just adore Jackie Collins.
My grandmother and I used to hunker down in front of the TV and watch those “Collins sisters” whenever they did a chat show. Jackie and her sister, Joan Collins, the fiery, smart, gorgeous, and quickest wits in an era when women were, well, not so outspoken when they had full glam on. These ladies know how to do old school Hollywood glamour like nobody’s business.
Fast-forward a lifetime and a half later. I was thrilled to get the chance to chat with the bestselling author who has sold over 500 million books at a meet and greet for her new book, The Power Trip, which is her 29th consecutive NY Times Bestseller.
Stunning and bold in person, Jackie Collins says looking ageless is a mindset as she doesn’t believe in plastic surgery when I asked her about how she continues to wow. She designs her own clothing and says there is nothing worse than cheap leopard, her signature print. “It has to be the right leopard,” Collins says.
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Dispensing words to live by, Collins says you have to respect yourself if you want others to respect you. Being a feminist is not about burning bras as she never saw men burning jockstraps to be strong. A man doesn’t have to be good looking; it’s a moral compass, sense of integrity, and a sense of humor.
The author has created a genre of hit books featuring sexy, strong women who devour life with a lust as fabulous as the world they travel and from the world she lives in.
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“I write about real people in disguise,” she states in the bookjacket of The Power Trip. “If anything, my characters are toned down– the truth is much more bizarre.”
When you want to be swept away to a land of the super-rich, glamorous, decadent, and SEXY with a voracious lust for life and power, Jackie Collins is your ticket there. Add the intrigue of a state-of-the-art luxury yacht, the high seas, and Somali pirates who scheme to take power-hungery pasengers for ransom and you have The Power Trip.
For aspirational authors, Collins advises that if you write a page a day, at the end of the year you would have a book. If it’s good or not, is up to you. As a proud mom, Jackie Collins was shameless in her plug for her daughter Rory Samantha Green’s self-published book, Playing Along. She has her back.
Explore the world of Jackie Collins…Published on March 18, 2013
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