Wrote obscene novels, lost hundreds of thousands of dollars gambling, became addicted to drugs – Saga’s life story


Half a century ago, Françoise Sagan said “Hello!” said. he said, but for the rest of his life, “Goodbye!” she said. he couldn’t tell. Although she wrote beautiful novels about love, Saga herself had hardly tasted the sweet taste of love. Fate has treated this strange French woman cruelly and made her just a love theorist…

Shameless young man

His first large-scale work – “Hello, sadness!” The novel was written by Françoise Sagan (real name Françoise Kyare) when she was 18 years old. After he finished the work, he sent it to the famous Parisian publisher Renée Julliar for publication. After reading the novel, Jullyar realizes that it is a true bestseller.

Beating with anxiety and never hoping for success, Sagan shows up bare-faced to the future broadcaster’s meeting in a simple black apron as a high school student. Staring in disbelief at the new author, René Jullyar shows him a place to sit. “How old are you ma’am?” asks Jullyar. Sagan replied, “Eighteen.”

Jullyar is surprised by the answer. Writing a novel at eighteen but at the same time telling things so clearly? This is bullshit! For about an hour, the publisher questioned the guest and she tried to find out why he had written a work filled with such obscene scenes. She couldn’t help but admire Juliard when she heard that the novel was not autobiographical, that all the events were the product of the young writer’s imagination. She asks Françoise to bring a sketch. Only then was the young girl in front of the broadcaster really saying “Hi, sorry!” she said. she believes she is the author of the novel.

millionaire girl

Sagan leaves Jullyar’s office with a receipt for 50,000 francs. Her father is shocked to learn that his daughter now earns ten times more than he does. And it doesn’t fit the mother’s mind at all: how could her child write such an immoral novel? But soon all of France, and then Europe, began to applaud the young writer. Saga’s talent is appreciated not only by casual readers, but also by well-known artists Jean-Paul Sartre, William of Tennessee, William Stayron and others.

A year later, the book was distributed across France with a circulation of 350,000, and Sagan received a new receipt for $50 million. At that time, Françoise was only 19 years old. Losing herself in success, the girl doesn’t know what to do with all that money. His father jokingly advises him to give the money to Rüzgar. Sagan also takes his father’s advice.

Françoise rented a luxury mansion in the city of Saint-Tropez in the south of France, where she hosted lavish receptions with many guests. At night, the entire group either went for a walk in a motorboat or gambled in a casino. Each time, Sagan gambled large sums of money. One day, after losing a lot of money in the next gambling game, Françoise wakes up as if from a sleep. According to his bank accounts, Sagan is seriously worried and promises not to gamble again.

But he can only keep his word for half a year. Sagan, bored with city life when he arrives in London, remembers his favorite roulette and aims to try his luck again. But this test is no less to him – exactly 160 thousand dollars. To pay off his debts, Sagan had to work without peace for at least two years. For a girl who was completely free from worries and accustomed to fun, such a lifestyle seemed very difficult, but at the same time very boring. Françoise decides to take the risk. He continues to gamble, and luckily this time, success is on his side. With up to $100 in debt, Sagan leaves the casino. However, his passion for gambling never wanes – the casino becomes one of Saga’s favorite places to visit on a regular basis.

always in solitude

But humanity demands new masterpieces from young talents. Sagan took up the pen and wrote his next novel, The Bitter Smile. The subject of this work is somewhat reminiscent of the author’s own life. Saga’s acquaintances could easily spot the French characters in the novel’s protagonist, Dominica.

Most of all, Sagan feared loneliness, loneliness, and boredom. Always trying to avoid them, the author has wasted his time in casinos or drinking Scotch whiskey. One of his heroes once said: “Boredom comes from not having the friends you need.” Françoise had many friends, but never real friends. In addition, the author, who has many love adventures, does not have true love. That’s why it would not be wrong to say “He is always in someone’s place and alone throughout his life”.

Françoise has never been able to attract people with her looks, so in her youth she remained out of the attention of men. But once he becomes popular, the situation changes completely. Now his fans were watching his every move. But here, too, new disappointments awaited the author.

Her relationship with men developed according to a standard and unchanging plan. Thus, after a while, Françoise, who accepted the proposals as love, got fed up, hated everything and became lonely again. “I am not afraid that anyone will get bored of me,” the author said.

As a result, three meaningless and completely unnecessary marriages take place in Saga’s life in less than five years in a row.


Her brother, Jacques, was the only person Françoise felt happy and joyful with. It was no accident that Sebastian, the protagonist of the author’s autobiographical novel “Heartache,” chose Jack as his prototype. After gaining world fame, Sagan left home and settled with his brother in a three-room apartment on Grennel Street. Jacques treats his sister like a mistress, and rumors of this strange affair soon spread throughout Paris. Françoise, whose actions are constantly watched by her brother, is forbidden to use cosmetics and keep her hair long. Jack only lets his sister walk in a black straight skirt and a sweater.

Jacques is the main reason for the eternal loneliness of his beloved sister at the age of 20. “No matter how hard you try, you can never be happy with your men!” she said in one of her arguments with her sister.

Love failures and constant feelings of loneliness eventually turn Saga into a drug addict. When all else fails, the writer decides to move to a remote French village, laying on the throne for hours, listening to music and living a life of desire. Later, many of his thoughts are reflected in his books.


Although the saga was seen by many as rich, the author himself hated the idea of ​​wealth. In some cases, the royalties transferred to his account actually exceeded millions. However, the writer’s wallet was often empty and he struggled to make a living. Strange as it may sound, Sagan manages to take uncertain and risky measures at moments like these. At one point, the writer decided to buy a horse and race it in a race. Fortune smiles on your face. Reaching the finish line first, Françoise’s horse wins a big prize for its crazy owner. But just a week later, a penny remained from the win.

Françoise Sagan hated blacksmithing and bourgeois life. She called poets “night owls” and loved those who were free from domestic troubles and lived by their dreams and fantasies.

Saga was often called a superficial man because of his light lifestyle, love of adventure and coolness. His personal life and the world of his heroes were called “the miserable world of Saga” by critics. The work of this talented writer, who has won many prestigious literary awards, has often been valued as silly, simple romance novels. But ignoring the harshness of the critics, Sagan continued to write, captivating readers with the magic of beautiful and seductive love.

Despite countless scandals, unpaid tax debts, strange marriages, car accidents, luxury yachts, drug and alcohol abuse, suspended sentences, gambling, and finally huge royalties, poverty leaves a deep imprint on his life. Françoise Sagan died of pulmonary embolism on September 24, 2004, at the age of 69.




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