Being a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself (Heftet)

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2014
Forlag: Penguin Putnam Inc
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780142181379
Omtale: Being a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself
A pioneering philanthropist and daughter of American royalty reveals what it was like to grow up in one of the world s most famous families. The great-granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller, Eileen Rockefeller learned in childhood that while wealth and fame could open any door, they could not buy a feeling of personal worth. The privileges of having servants and lavish summer homes were offset by her parents thoughtful yet firm lessons in social obligation, at times by her mother s dark depressions and mercurial moods, and the competition for attention among her siblings. In adulthood, Rockefeller has yearned to be seen not as an icon but as a woman and mother with a normal life, and like all of us, she had to learn to find her own way. Being a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself is an affirmation of how family shapes our identity and the ways we contribute to the larger family of life, regardless of our origins."

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