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

March 11, 2020 - Comment

#1 New Release in Royalty ─ Glimpse Behind the Façade of Rich and Famous Women If you liked The Last Castle and Lean In, you’ll love Women of Means. 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

#1 New Release in Royalty ─ Glimpse Behind the Façade of Rich and Famous Women

If you liked The Last Castle and Lean In, you’ll love Women of Means.

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 best seller, full of the best biographies of all time. Some of the women whose silver spoons rusted include:

Almira Carnarvon, the real-life counterpart to Lady Cora of Downton AbbeyLiliane Bettencourt, whose chemist father created L’Oreal… and was a Nazi collaboratorPeggy Guggenheim, who had an insatiable appetite for modern art and menNica Rothschild, who traded her gilded life to become the Baroness of BebopJocelyn Wildenstein, who became a cosmetology-enhanced cat-womanRuth Madoff, the dethroned queen of ManhattanPatty Hearst, who trod the path from heiress… to terrorist

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Anonymous says:

Just right! This book is perfect. A lot of books on such a multitude of people fail short of either giving you enough information to satisfy or they go all in and it becomes a challenge to retain all the information in them.What I liked about this book is that each chapter is about one woman, and gives you enough information to keep you interested, and perhaps want to find out more, and indeed, more you can find out, as most of the people included in this book you can find stand alone…

Anonymous says:

Money Power Sex All In Pink Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there. But is this true? In Women of Means you are introduced to women born into luxury, riches and most of them are bitches! Now you can ask which came first the chicken or the egg? If these women were born of simpler means with nurturing parents and families would their existence and wants be more gentile and altruistic? Would they rise from the ashes with a burning dedication to better themselves and society? The…

Anonymous says:

After reading this you will have a very different perspective on the rich and famous. Fascinating! So many times we think the grass is greener and we aspire to be or at least want the life of wealth and privilege that the rich and famous have.Women of Means is so many unknown factoids about the wealthiest women in history. Marlene starts out exploring the lives of women from Almira Carnarvon, the real-life counterpart to Lady Cora of Downton Abbey to Patty Hearst. Reading their unknown stories will leave your grateful for your life. Truly fascinating and gives so much perspective.

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