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This book kept me reading way past my 'bed time'.
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.
Most interesting memoir of a young woman in a renowned New England family with its skeletons out of the closet now.Well worth reading.Published 2 months ago by LSL
Much of the story was written from a child's point of view and was quite charming...weird..but charming...and quite funny in spots. Read morePublished 3 months ago by N. Steinbrech
Wendy did a great job recalling her childhood in a clever and mischievous way. I'm sure it was dull at times and she knew how to add the spark with her brother too.Published 3 months ago by Greg Uss
A fantastic read and story line. My favorite excerpt is that of Ms. Wendy's brother, Edward, stealing his dying Grandmother's morphine patches for his drug abuse endeavours. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Angelo
Extremely well written and informative. Have already lent the book to several people.Published 8 months ago by Kathleen Rodriguez
The book is extremely self indulgent and intermittently funny, not unlike the author herself. The stories she tells are gossipy and shy away from genuine insight. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Ref Girl
After reading this book, I decided to put Wendy Burden right up there as one of my all time favorite memoirist. Read morePublished 10 months 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 10 months 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 11 months ago by Antoinnette Adams