Women of Means by Marlene Wagman-Geller audiobook

Women of Means: Fascinating Biographies of Royals, Heiresses, Eccentrics, and Other Poor Little Rich Girls

By Marlene Wagman-Geller
Read by Susan Ericksen

Blackstone Publishing 9781642500172
8.88 Hours Unabridged
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Glimpse behind the façade of rich and famous women The Grass Isn’t Greener on the Other Side: Heiresses have always been viewed with eyes of envy. They were the ones for whom the cornucopia had been upended, showering them with unimaginable wealth and opportunity. However, through intimate historical biographies, Women of Means shows us that oftentimes the weaving sisters saved their most heart-wrenching tapestries for the destinies of wealthy women. Happily Never After: From the author of Behind Every Great Man, we now have Women of Means, vignettes of the women who were slated from birth―or marriage―to great privilege, only to endure lives which were the stuff Russian tragic heroines are made of. They are the nonfictional Richard Corys―those not slated for happily ever after. Women of Means is bound to be a non-fiction bestseller, full of the best biographies of all time. Some of the women whose silver spoons rusted include: Almina Carnarvon, the real-life counterpart to Lady Cora of Downton Abbey Liliane Bettencourt, whose chemist father created L’Oreal … and was a Nazi collaborator Peggy Guggenheim, who had an insatiable appetite for modern art and men Nica Rothschild, who traded her gilded life to become the Baroness of Bebop Jocelyn Wildenstein, who became a cosmetology-enhanced cat-woman Ruth Madoff, the dethroned queen of Manhattan Patty Hearst, who trod the path from heiress … to terrorist

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Summary

Glimpse behind the façade of rich and famous women

The Grass Isn’t Greener on the Other Side: Heiresses have always been viewed with eyes of envy. They were the ones for whom the cornucopia had been upended, showering them with unimaginable wealth and opportunity. However, through intimate historical biographies, Women of Means shows us that oftentimes the weaving sisters saved their most heart-wrenching tapestries for the destinies of wealthy women.

Happily Never After: From the author of Behind Every Great Man, we now have Women of Means, vignettes of the women who were slated from birth―or marriage―to great privilege, only to endure lives which were the stuff Russian tragic heroines are made of. They are the nonfictional Richard Corys―those not slated for happily ever after.

Women of Means is bound to be a non-fiction bestseller, full of the best biographies of all time. Some of the women whose silver spoons rusted include:

  • Almina Carnarvon, the real-life counterpart to Lady Cora of Downton Abbey
  • Liliane Bettencourt, whose chemist father created L’Oreal … and was a Nazi collaborator
  • Peggy Guggenheim, who had an insatiable appetite for modern art and men
  • Nica Rothschild, who traded her gilded life to become the Baroness of Bebop
  • Jocelyn Wildenstein, who became a cosmetology-enhanced cat-woman
  • Ruth Madoff, the dethroned queen of Manhattan
  • Patty Hearst, who trod the path from heiress … to terrorist


Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Susan Ericksen creates a cadence that carries listeners smoothly from one woman to the next…Ericksen allows listeners to savor their adventures by controlling her phrasing and inflection.” AudioFile
“Wild, witty, gossipy, and glamorous. A sheer delight…Simply splendid.” Becca Anderson, author of Badass Women Give the Best Advice
“If you’ve ever wished you had all the money in the world, read Women of Means by Marlene Wagman-Geller. Written in her usual witty prose, these enthralling but petrifying mini-biographies show that when a woman is too wealthy, it can be a curse rather than a blessing.” Jill G. Hall, author of The Black Velvet Coat
“Wagman-Geller’s stories made me gasp and lodged my chin firmly on my chest as she chronicled the lives of women without a financial care in the world, whose appetites led so often to disaster.” R. D. Kardon, author of Flygirl

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Author Bio: Marlene Wagman-Geller

Author Bio: Marlene Wagman-Geller

Marlene Wagman-Geller received her BA from York University and her teaching credentials from the University of Toronto and San Diego State University. Currently she teaches high school English in National City, California. Reviews from her books have appeared in the New York Times and the Associated Press. Marlene lives in Southern California with her husband, daughter, and their Persian cat, Moe.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 8.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English