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And the descriptions of a great meal: "It was sublime, like eating orgasms."
The author does a good job of writing about her upbringing - even managing to find humor in what must have been dreadful situations.
I think I was hoping for more of the Vanderbilt family backstory, not just how messed up Burden's parents and grandparents were.
After reading this book, I decided to put Wendy Burden right up there as one of my all time favorite memoirist. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Mark D. Regester
Interesting insight into super rich and great humor. Excellent writer who talks honestly and humorously about her own famous familyPublished 1 month ago by henry Cavanna
I am buying books for my summer relaxation reading time, so I have not yet read the book. However, I did peruse the book and it looks interesting as is the Prologue.Published 2 months ago by Antoinnette Adams
This is a very funny book that deals with some of life's less funny conditions like suicide, alcoholism, prescription drug abuse and bad parenting. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Here's how to put the fun in a disfunctional family. We all know what it's like, but most of us whine about it.Published 6 months ago by Constance A Lees
This books gives a "behind the scenes" look into the life of one of the wealthiest families in American, and how money can't buy peace, sanity, or character. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Marsha Birdsong
Fabulous read. I love history about the founding Capitalists and their families from the turn of the century. This book gives another dimension to the Vanderbilt legacy. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jamie
It's hard to know what to make of this memoir by a descendent of the Vanderbilt family. The author has produced a wise-ass, relentlessly sarcastic, cruel, bitter and yet blackly... Read morePublished 8 months ago by A reader
Wendy has an honest style with a sense of humor. I could feel her pain growing up as a very wealthy girl with all the comforts and very little love and attention from her parents. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jeanne