HAROLD ROBBINS: THE MAN WHO INVENTED SEX
Harold Robbins, the godfather of the airport novel pulsating with sex and glamour, changed the face of publishing with classics such as "The Carpetbaggers", "The Dream Merchants" and "The Lonely Lady". His readers loved his steamy tales of money, soft porn, drugs, corruption, greed and, just sometimes, redemption. In his lifetime, his book sales exceeded 750 million, and he became as much a part of the sexual and social revolution as the Pill, "Playboy" and pot. The world's first playboy writer, he reportedly frittered away $50 million on fast cars, loose women and high living. Obsessed with fame and fortune, Harold Robbins was a deeply complex and often controversial man; a constant master of self-invention, even his closest friends and lovers could only guess at the past of the man behind the perma-tanned mask and gigantic mirrored sunglasses.