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Weezie: A Palm Beach Story Paperback – May 9, 2011


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About the Author

LOUISE FORD ( 1954 - ) was born in Rochester NY where she lived until after the death of her mother when she was 15. A year later she and her father moved to Palm Beach, FL.Louise attended the Sacred Heart, the Columbia School (later Columbia Allendale School) in Rochester, NY. Miss Porter's School in Farmington, CT and the University of Denver, Denver, CO.After leaving DU Louise has lived (in chronological order ) in Breckenridge & Aspen CO, London, England, San Francisco, CA, Palm Beach, FL, South Salem, NY, Palm Beach, FL, Cooperstown, NY, Palm Beach, FL, Santa Fe, NM, London, England and now lives in Old Alresford, Hampshire, England.Louise lives in the summer in her life long home on Grindstone Island. Louise has worked as an Estate Agent, in London, an assistant to 11 brokers at EF Hutton in San Francisco and as a ski tester for Skiing Magazine.With her ex husband Louise started the Cherry Valley Spring Water Co. and later was co-founder President/ CEO The Pit Bull Tire Lock, Corp.After having watched in horror as her father's third wife the Colombian Beatriz Algarra Cuellar, kept her father living unwashed, and with out proper medical care for the last years of his life and being powerless to do anything about it she felt compelled to tell that story. So armed with a sworn affidavit from her father's long time house keeper, Bea's hand written notes for her father to read to his lawyer to "eliminate" her son Nicholas from his trust and evidence (as yet undocumented) that this evil step mother was actually a bigamist the book was born. Not wanting to only tell the disturbing part of her story Louise has added very amusing stories of growing up in Rochester, 1000 Islands & Lake Placid. The book ends with her amazing journey to Juba, Southern Sudan in 2006. Louise lives on Grindstone Island in the summer and Hampshire England . She has one son Nicholas and daughter in law Alanna.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Llumina Press (May 9, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605946966
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605946962
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,531,728 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

LOUISE FORD ( 1954 - ) was born in Rochester NY where she lived until after the death of her mother when she was 15. A year later she and her father moved to Palm Beach, FL.
Louise attended the Sacred Heart, the Columbia School (later Columbia Allendale School) in Rochester, NY. Miss Porter's School in Farmington, CT and the University of Denver, Denver, CO.
After leaving DU Louise has lived in Breckenridge & Aspen CO, London, England, San Francisco, CA, Palm Beach, FL, South Salem, NY, Palm Beach, FL, Cooperstown, NY, Palm Beach, FL, Santa Fe, NM, London, England and now lives in Old Alresford, Hampshire, England.
Louise lives in the summer in her life long home on Grindstone Island, 1000 Island, St Lawrence River. As a child she spent 6 weeks every winter at the Lake Placid Club and a month at Top Notch in Stowe VT.
Louise has worked as an Estate Agent, in London, an assistant to 11 brokers at EF Hutton in San Francisco and as a ski tester for Skiing Magazine.
With her ex husband Louise started the Cherry Valley Spring Water Co, Cherry Valley NY and later on went on to co-found The Pit Bull Tire Lock, Corp, Santa Fe, NM, where Louise was President / CEO.
After having watched in horror as her father's third wife the Colombian Beatriz Algarra Cuellar, kept her father living unwashed, and with out proper medical care for the last few years of his life and being powerless to do anything about it she felt compelled to tell that story. So armed with a sworn affidavit from her father's long time house keeper, Bea's actual hand written notes for her father to read to his lawyer to "eliminate" her son Nicholas from his trust, among other things and a deal of evidence (yet confirmed with hard proof) that this evil step mother was a bigamist when she married her father the book was born. Not wanting to only tell the disturbing part of her story Louise has added very amusing stories of growing up in Rochester, 1000 Islands & Lake Placid. The book ends with her amazing journey to Juba, Southern Sudan in 2006.
Louise lives on Grindstone Island in the summer and Hampshire England . She has one son Nicholas and daughter in law Alanna.

Customer Reviews

Laugh out loud funny!
SWPB
I would highly recommend this to others as a biography which has an interesting story line.
Amy O
She writes with an easy, flowing style that leaves you wanting more.
Jen Churchill

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By MamaLorax on March 14, 2011
Format: Paperback
This story combines history, mystery and wrong doing all in one. It was a fast paced book and I truley enjoyed it. I really would like justice brought to Weezie. Down with the Evil Step Mother!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By QHammer on March 3, 2011
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I could not put this book down. It is written with honesty and humor amid betrayal and disappointment. I wish I had known Weezie's mother because she created a very resilient, intelligent and emotionally strong woman in the mere 15 years they had together. I hope that we will hear the end of this story. I want the wicked step mother to get what she deserves.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Selby Davis on March 21, 2011
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I found myself not wanting to turn the page to find out the next horrible thing that happened to Weezie, but the intrigue got the best of me. At one point, it seemed as though there was one or more absolutely shocking difficulty happening on every page! The step-monster is truly evil- it is impossible to believe the extent she went to to make Weezie's life miserable. To know that Weezie's Dad was so poorly cared for in the end of his life was truly heartbreaking.
The book makes you yearn for justice for Weezie, but you also learn that she is a true survivor and will be fine no matter what happens. I wish her the best.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By SWPB on March 14, 2011
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I was enthralled! I especially loved all the anecdotes about PALM BEACH LOCALS!! Laugh out loud funny! Buy it, you won't be able to put it down!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jane Randall Chiavelli on March 15, 2011
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This book/story is so incredible, that I actually "called in sick" from work the day after I got it, just so I could finish it! I hope that Weezie writes another book so we all learn the truth about this evil step-mother. Highly recommend!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Franny Purcell Mallery on March 27, 2011
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This is a moving memoir that describes what was the beginnings of a new era of divorce, difficult extended family relationships and end of life issues. These relatively new social situations affect so many of us in this day and age. Now as Weezie moves forward into her life without her father and the estate that was stolen from her, I want to hear more about how she overcame her loss with the successful creation of the Pit Bull Tire Lock Company. It would be an empowering example for woman entrepreneurs everywhere. Keep writing Weezie.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bama chick on May 9, 2011
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An easy and enjoyable read, this book manages to convey the author's clear sense of fun and to poke fun at social-climbing while still making plain her palpable hurt and upset over the heartbreaking way the last few years of her father's life played out. It would be hard to make up a literary villain as nasty as the vain, selfish stepmother portrayed here, and at times her spiteful antics make the reader want to scream, but through it all Ms Ford keeps her good humor intact and her boundless energy and resilience sparkle on every page.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By ann g lind on March 27, 2011
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Weezie is giving us all a very personal account of her life in this great reading book. It's hard to put down once you start. As we read of the tragic and touching last years of her father's life full of abuse and neglect, we are thankful to Weezie for making us aware of these realities around us.
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