What a life Ms. Pell has had, and she shares it all with us in the most compelling way.
I found it annoying that now and then the author felt the need to remind the reader of an event that occurred earlier in the book.
Eve Pell writes in such a way that it is easy to understand her even if you have no idea what she is talking about.
There was a little bit of whiny-ness involved, the poor little rich girl syndrome. However, I liked her family very much, and learned about a society that I would never have... Read morePublished 5 months ago by The Sassy Countess
Eve Pell is to be commended for writing about her family, their foibles & their inability to change while all around was changing. Read morePublished 13 months ago by THBz
Interesting and provocative look at how extreme wealth through the generations can erode the very best of someone's humanity. XxxxxPublished 17 months ago by Lawrence
This Memoir is a look into the defunct world of America's elite WASP upperclass. The author shows how trapped she felt and how she "escaped" - like a" Junior Miss"... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Pamela S. Lord
And has lived a fascinating life to match. I first found her in a New York Times Modern Love Column about her marriage to a fellow runner and her courtship with him. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Constant Reader
This should have had more information about the past Pells. She dwelt too much on her radical past. It was boring after awhile. She came across as a malcontent. Read morePublished 20 months ago by AG
Eve Pell writes in such a way that it is easy to understand her even if you have no idea what she is talking about.Published 20 months ago by Anne G. Debenham
We live near Fort Ticonderoga, so anything to do with the Fort or the Pell Family interests us. This book was very well written and very interesting to us.Published 22 months ago by Kenneth Engler
The book probably has some appeal to those who would like to peer into the world of the upper crust, but to me the view is limited to the confession of a woman who is a slow... Read morePublished on July 13, 2012 by Nan J. Barchowsky