Yet nowhere in this strange book will you find the date on which its author was born, a matter she declines to countenance, claiming that in America, 'if you are over 40, you are dead'.
This statement is bound to interest President Barack Obama, who is 47, not to mention Hillary Clinton, 61, and a whole roster of older star ladies such as Lauren Bacall, Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Shirley Mac Laine and Debbie Reynolds.
After hesitantly accepting his offer to drive her home, in 'the most awful-looking pale blue Cadillac I'd ever seen - it bore the scars, dents and scrapes of endless battles for limited parking space on Manhattan's streets' - he took her for coffee. 'Every time a man came out, Victor pretended he was knocking them off with a machine gun. Our one cup of coffee seemed to last for hours, with much laughter.
We both found a new camaraderie.' By the time Farris, divorced and 12 years her senior, dropped her off at her apartment, she was convinced he was a Mafia Don.
Lavishly produced in coffee-table format, in almost blinding Technicolor, its 344 pages feature no fewer than 408 photographs, 232 of them of herself.
We have Celia with the Queen, with Prince Philip, with the Prince of Wales, with Princess Diana, with Prince Edward, with Rose Kennedy (the mother of JFK), with Clint Eastwood, with Bob Hope, with a decidedly icy-looking Bette Davis - of whom Farris says: 'I had the distinct impression that she was wishing I wasn't with her on stage at all,' - and of a legion of lesser luminaries who make up the candyfloss world of Palm Beach society.
The New York Post has described the book as 'an ego trip that counts'.
Celia Lipton had felt an instantaneous attraction to this 'macho man whose toughness co-existed with humour and sweetness'.
It was like a scene straight out of the Hollywood classic, How To Marry A Millionaire.
She remembers: 'I was breathing heavily and almost banged straight into a ladder standing right outside.'Looking up, I saw a man with black curly hair and the most expressive, brooding brown eyes that seemed to momentarily flash a sign of recognition, while he stood on top of the ladder.
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