copyright 1985; Alfred A. Knopf publishers, New York; Book Club Edition; hardbound; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket quite good with minimal edge wear.
A riveting and astonishing memoir written by Gloria vanderbilt herself. Gloria Vanderbilt tells her story, from the moment of her earliest memory through the custody trial to her seventeenth year.
Gloria Vanderbilt has written a memoir like no other -- as engaging and unlikely as if a storybook figure were suddenly to speak, revealing at long last events of which we have only dreamed. The metaphor is appropriate, for Vanderbilt had indeed been a storybook figure, the object of intense curiosity and speculation since her birth.
From Newport to Paris, Monte Carlo, Biarritz, London and New York, young Gloria traveled with her mother. It would seem to be the life of a fairytale princess. Then scandal and a bitter suit for her custody shattered the dream world in which she lived.