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Mrs. Astor Regrets: The Hidden Betrayals Of A Family Beyond Reproach (2008)

by Meryl Gordon(Favorite Author)
3.49 of 5 Votes: 1
0618893733 (ISBN13: 9780618893737)
Houghton Mifflin Hardcourt
review 1: This is not a biography of Mrs. Astor though there is some discussion of her early life. This book primarily deals with her last troubled years and the battle over her well being. I have read a number of books about this classic society era of New York. This is certainly on the list of interesting books about the time. At some point, I am sure I will look up a more complete biography of the divine Mrs. Astor. I can wholeheartedly endorse this book.
review 2: Oh, there's nothing better than a good family drama, and the real-life Astor family had drama in spades: turbulent marriages and divorces and a billion dollar fortune to squabble over. Mrs. Astor Regrets outlines the final days of Brooke Astor's life, and the court cases in which her only son, Anthony Ma
... morershall, was charged with criminal abuse of his mother, who was over 100 years old and senile. Throw in a few disgruntled grandchildren, an evil stepmother, and a shady lawyer - well, sometimes the truth is better than fiction. less
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A good summer read about disfunctional rich people we aren't likely to meet.
There is no worse betrayal than that inflicted by one's own family.
Very sad story of her life at the end....but a good book to read.
I liked it better than I thought I would.
Fascinating and heartbreaking.
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