Women of Means - The Fascinating Biographies of Royals, Heiresses, Eccentrics and Other Poor Little Rich Girls (Biographies of Famous People, for Readers of Lady in Waiting)

Author(s): Marlene Wagman-Geller

Royalty

#1 New Release in Royalty ─ Glimpse Behind the Fa ade of Rich and Famous Women


If you liked The Last Castle and Lean In, you'll love Women of Means.


The Grass Isn't Greener on the Other Side: Heiresses have always been viewed with eyes of envy. They were the ones for whom the cornucopia had been upended, showering them with unimaginable wealth and opportunity. However, through intimate historical biographies, Women of Means shows us that oftentimes the weaving sisters saved their most heart-wrenching tapestries for the destinies of wealthy women.


Happily Never After: From the author of Behind Every Great Man, we now have Women of Means, vignettes of the women who were slated from birth--or marriage--to great privilege, only to endure lives which were the stuff Russian tragic heroines are made of. They are the nonfictional Richard Corys--those not slated for happily ever after.


Women of Means is bound to be a non-fiction best seller, full of the best biographies of all time. Some of the women whose silver spoons rusted include:



  • Almira Carnarvon, the real-life counterpart to Lady Cora of Downton Abbey

  • Liliane Bettencourt, whose chemist father created L'Oreal... and was a Nazi collaborator

  • Peggy Guggenheim, who had an insatiable appetite for modern art and men

  • Nica Rothschild, who traded her gilded life to become the Baroness of Bebop

  • Jocelyn Wildenstein, who became a cosmetology-enhanced cat-woman

  • Ruth Madoff, the dethroned queen of Manhattan

  • Patty Hearst, who trod the path from heiress... to terrorist


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781642500172
  • : Mango Media
  • : Mango Media
  • : 0.32
  • : September 2019
  • : .8 Inches X 7.95 Inches X 8.39 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Marlene Wagman-Geller
  • : 224
  • : English
  • : Paperback