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READER ¶ DOC Mrs Astor Regrets FREE Ý A riveting look behind the gates of the house of Astor as a famous family falls apart in publicThe fate of Brooke Astor the endearing philanthropist with the storied name has generated worldwide headlines since her grandson Philip sued his father in 2006 alleging mistreatment of Brooke And shortly after her A riveting look behind the gates of the house of Astor as a famous family falls apart in publicThe fate of Brooke Astor the endearing philanthropist with the storied name has generated worldwide headlines since her grandson Philip sued his father in 2006 alleging mistreatment of Brooke And shortly after her death in 2007 Anthony Marshall Mrs Astorā€™s only child was indicted on charges of looting her estate Rarely has there been a story Those East Coast heiresses of Gilded Age wealth I just can't get enough of their life stories suandered wealth unhappy lives and complicated family ties No matter how badly my life may be going I remember that the simple life can be worth than American Excess This book joins the pantheon of similar lives such as Barbara Hutton Poor Little Rich Girl Life and Legend of Barbara Hutton the Beales Edith Bouvier Beale of Grey Gardens A Life in Pictures Gloria Vanderbilt Little Gloria Happy at Last and Huguette Clark Empty Mansions The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American FortuneBrooke Astor's husband was the son of John Jacob Astor who perished on the Titanic so I was immediately hooked The tales of money spent and money fought over were particularly sad as Mrs Astor lived until the great age of 105 which meant fragility for her and opportunity for others Book Season Summer never look in any horse's mouth

Meryl Gordon ☆ The Hidden Betrayals of a Family Beyond Reproach BOOK

With such an appealing heroine conjuring up a world so nearly forgotten a realm of lavish wealth and secrets of the sort that have engaged Americans from the era of Edith Wharton to the recent days of Truman Capote and Vanity FairNew York journalist Meryl Gordon has interviewed not only the elite of Brooke Astorā€™s social circle but also the large staff who cosseted and cared for Mrs Astor during her declining years The result is the be This book just made me sad first for Brooke Astor's son Tony Marshall who seemed to live his entire life trying to get his mother to love him and then for Brooke Astor herself who spent the last ten years or so of her life in a slow decline that all the money in the world couldn't remedy The book was well researched and Gordon seems to have snagged interviews with everyone who ever spoke to Brooke Astor but I wished she had devoted a little time to the early lives of Brooke Astor and the other key players in the book Sometimes too I had trouble keeping everyone and certain events straight but all in all a riveting book

EPUB ✓ Astor Regrets ☆ Meryl Gordon

Mrs Astor Regrets The Hidden Betrayals of a Family Beyond ReproachHind the headlines story of the Astor empireā€™s unraveling filled with never before reported scenes This powerful poignant saga takes the reader inside the gilded gates of an American dynasty to tell of three generationsā€™ worth of longing and missed opportunities Even in this territory of privilege no riches can put things right once theyā€™ve been torn asunder Here is an American epic of the bonds of money morality and social positio More like 3 12 stars In some ways the book seems like a gossipy inside view of a wealthy family and their troubles I listened to this on CD while cleaning and doing laundry I thought the reader and the book went well togetherI found it to be very interesting and ultimately a very good read because of the lessons to be learned It is actually heartbreaking that Anthony Marshall was mothered the way he was it's sad that a woman who was such an amazing philanthropist helped create a son with complex insecurities and a desire to right the wrongs done to him It's too bad he could not have worked through his issues in a productive way than denying his mother some of the luxuries she was used to in her last years and dishonestly changing her will to benefit him instead of those she wanted to benefit I felt sorry for Charlene and what she must have suffered all those years serving a mother in law who never loved or appreciated her She's not a person who invited sympathy but probably deserved a big doseThis story may have had a happy ending with lots of therapy prayer efforts to improve family relationships and willingness to accept that people can do whatever they want with their money The sense of entitlement many people feel leads to mistakes crime and misery as shown in this bookuite a tragic story My hope for Mr Marshall and his sons is a reconciliation that will help them enjoy peace the remainder of their lives Although I think what Mr Marhsall and his wife did was wrong it would seem to me fair that they have only financial penalties