Dorothy Stratten, a naive and beautiful young woman with an overbearing husband, becomes a superstar Playboy centerfold and part of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner’s inner circle. When she dumps the husband and takes up with a famous movie director (Peter Bogdanovich), carnage ensues.

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Teresa Carpenter, the editor of the Modern Library’s critically acclaimed New York Diaries: 1609-2009, is a former senior editor of the Village Voice, where her articles on crime and the law won a Pulitzer Prize. She is the best-selling author of four books, including Missing Beauty and Without a Doubt, with O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark. She lives in New York’s Greenwich Village with her husband, Steven Levy, Wired’s editor-at-large.