In her memoir Dolores De Luce, a five foot Diva in six inch heels, takes us on the bumpy ride from her grey days in New Jersey through her escape to the refuge of the tumultuous post-Stonewall days in ‘70s Los Angeles and Gay San Francisco. After giving birth to a mixed-race daughter and being rejected by her Italian American family, Dolores creates a new family with the most unlikely people under the most unusual circumstances.
Dolores confesses to living with the notorious film legend Divine, and being baptized in the filth of John Waters, selling barbiturates to most of the pill-popping homos on the West coast, and then sleeping with half of them once their high kicked in. Edie Massey, Divine’s film mother, proclaimed Dolores the illegitimate daughter of Divine and Rip Taylor declared her the winner of $1.98 Beauty Show. Even Joan Rivers approved of her racy video that the Fox censors deemed too dirty to air on her late night talk show.
"Dolores De Luce's memoir is unlike any I've ever read. It's as if the gods of comedy and pathos, wisdom and chaos were zooming these pages all at once. Never have I laughed so loud. Seldom have I taken such a pause because of righteous fury. The writer is an original force of nature, abundant with talent and stories that amaze, delight, and instill wonder."
- Mark Thompson, author and editor
"My Life, a Four Letter Word: Confessions of a Counter Culture Diva, is a sociological study as well as study of sexuality: Ann-Margret meets Margaret Mead. DeLuce has been-there/done-that but she retains an innocence that will melt your heart. The counter culture diva is brutally herself—in all her fabulousness and painfulness—from beginning to end, making this memoir a must read for anyone who wants a peek into the the underground from the vantage point of Ms. DeLuce’s teetering pumps.”
- Michael Kearns, author, actor, activist.
Always a loose whore for Show Business, the Counter Culture Diva confesses to doing almost anything to survive in Hollywood...except for taking a day job. She defends her choices: "I needed to keep my calendar open for auditions.
Not for the squeamish or faint of heart, ‘BLOW JOBS: A Guide to Making it in Show Business, or NOT!’ is a cautionary tale-- a "How Not To" filled with juicy, side-splitting autobiographical stories that burst the bubbles of Hollywood’s dreams and delusions.
Readers who devoured the Counter Culture Diva's confessions in her first memoir, My Life, a Four Letter Word, will be delighted to know that Blow Jobs, picks up where that book ended. It takes the reader up and down the ladder to stardom, and brings you up to date, revealing the fate of this aging Diva.
While dropping more names than the Beverly Hills 'Who's Who', our Diva brings unique insight to the lives of the rich and famous from her fly on the wall per view. From being Dean Martin’s maid to a bimbo’s slave that led to pubic hair trimming on XXX film sets she spares no details. From high life to low drama, you’ll delight in the glamour and glitz, and see the gore she experienced as a nude extra in a Rob Zombie horror classic... and more, much more.
She warns the reader, "If you can't handle the truth and nothing but the naked truth, beware of BLOW JOBS: A Guide to Making it in Show Business, or NOT!
"Some people may have bigger savings accounts, but no one has a memory bank any richer than Dolores DeLuce's. In her latest book, she proves that the life you make on the road to 'making it' can be the richest reward of all." --
Frank DeCaro, Host, The Frank DeCaro Show, Sirius XM Satellite Radio.