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The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed Paperback – October 9, 2001
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What makes this even more compelling is the incredible fact that it really happened. It begins with a somewhat banal and inauspicious start as the author recounts the beginning of Gucci with its assiduous founder, Guccio Gucci. As the family history unfolds, however, we find ourselves grossly immersed in the almost unbelievable sordid tales of the inimitable Gucci clan going from Guccio's three sons and how the most industrious of them, Aldo, built the Gucci empire almost single-handedly from a local phenomenon selling primarily handbags and loafers to worldwide acclaim selling a veritable cornucopia of luxury merchandise. And that is, for all intents and purposes, where the meat of the infinitely bizarre story begins with the 3rd generation Gucci, Maurizio, whose cold-blooded murder is eerily recounted on the 1st page of the book.
Overall, I recommend this quasi-novel of nonfiction to anyone who enjoys a riveting yarn that reads like a murder mystery. Invariably, it also makes for a great read for anyone in management on how to run, as well as how NOT to run, a business.
However, I was expecting more of a narrative feel; this reads like a collection of well researched facts. Some of the other reviews say it is like a novel - I think it is more like an interesting history book. Especially at the beginning -hard to get into the first few chapters it is written in such a factual, boring way.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book was really an amazing read. I could not resisted turning the next page and reading on. The history behind Gucci's humble beginnings, the family battles, luxury lifestyle,... Read morePublished 1 month ago
Gucci has an incredibly interesting history, but this book belabored every subject and repeated many of the anecdotes. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Well written. Keeps the traders intrigued.
A for sure page turner, wouldn't mind re-reading after a while. 😊
This is one of the best books i had read about fashion history and fashion business. Very well written. The language is very fluid. The narration was very clear in sequence. Read morePublished 6 months ago by ilkay haznedaroglu
So interesting to read about the family and fashion history all in one place. Unbelievable how power and control could bring out the worse in each of the family members. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Paola K.
Book was almost in perfect condition. No torn pages, markings or folds.Published 15 months ago by Tiffany