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The Rich Are Different: A Priceless Treasury of Quotations and Anecdotes About the Affluent, the Posh, a nd the Just Plain Loaded Hardcover – October 1, 1996
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ry rich are different from you and me," said F. Scott Fitzgerald. How different? Well, Ivana Trump so abhors footprints on the carpet that she has the rooms in her home freshly vacuumed before she enters them. Christina Onassis used to have Diet Coke flown to her by private jet. And the elite members of San Francisco's Union Pacific Club needn't worry about handling dirty money, since every coin the enters the institution is scoured by the kitchen staff.
These are just a few of the hilariously outrageous facts and anecdotes that Jon Winokur has assembled in this eye-popping field guide to the habits of the equestrian class. From the schlock of the Nouveau to the stinginess of Old Money, here are the follies and foibles of such plutocrats as William Vanderbilt and Leona Helmsley, Aristotle Onassis and Doris Duke. You'll learn how the super-rich get, conserve and squander their fortunes; how they thwart tax collectors, b
About the Author
Jon Winokur is the author of The Portable Curmudgeon, Zen to Go, and Je Ne Sais What?. He lives in Pacific Palisades, California.
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'Behind every great fortune there is a crime' Balzac
'No rich man is ugly' Zsa Zsa Gabor
'Money can't make you happy, but unless you have money, you can't make that statement' Berry Gordy
'Money can't buy friends, but you can get a better class of enemy' Spike Milligan