You could have fun with a project like this without being so brazenly dismissive of an entire genre.The Stephen King article that this was based on was done in good fun.

Then the excruciating attempts by well-meaning friends to "fix her up." Worse yet, she still loved Peter. That's when her small circle of offbeat, loving friends becomes more important than ever before.

And Paris discovers that that the secret of happiness is finding the gifts in life's unexpected twists and turns - turning despair into freedom and loss into joy.

An unknown Julia Roberts - pictured here with her on-screen son - played the character of Shelby, based on Susan 'Stubborn and wonderful': Robert Harling said he wrote all the qualities his sister Susan Robinson - on the left on her wedding day - possessed into the character of Shelby, played by newcomer Julia Roberts, then just 19His off-Broadway play became a hit and was then turned into a Hollywood blockbuster in 1989 starring Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley Maclaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis - and a young and unknown Julia Roberts, then just 19, who played Shelby, the character based on Susan.

And it is clear that the bonds that have kept Susan tied closely to Robert all these years are still as tight as ever.

The writer of that article acknowledged being a King fan, but here the tone is nothing but "Why would anyone be a Danielle Steel fan??

I read Danielle Steel novels as if I was an anthropologist studying a foreign tribe.It is the image of a small, blonde-haired all-American boy beaming in the Easter sunshine that flashes up at the end of Hollywood classic Steel Magnolias – and stays with you long after the credits have rolled.Softly spoken and with a Southern accent that still hints at his Louisiana upbringing, Robert Harling wrote the play Steel Magnolias shortly after the death of his beloved sister Susan Robinson aged just 33 in 1985.Or maybe you're just curious as to why Grammy liked her books so much, and demanded her coffin be filled with them when she was buried. Still, for the late-comer, choosing your first Steel is a daunting task. I feel like I've really come to understand Steel and her work because of it. He is the author of ' Kanye West—Reanimator.' His short fiction has appeared in Zetetic, Motherboard, Vol.Which is why I took the liberty of summarizing every one of her 100 plus novels. 1 Brooklyn, Thuglit, Dark Moon Digest, Pantheon Magazine, and multiple print anthologies. I'm not a Danielle Steel fan, but there are enough out there that she's sold 800 million books--and that's okay.Say you wanted to get into Danielle Steel and didn't know where to start. Since publishing her first novel in 1973, the famous romance author has been highly prolific, writing almost as many books as marriages she's burned through., people.