By Bibi Gaston
Her identify was once Rosamond Pinchot: hailed as "The most endearing girl in America," she used to be a niece of Pennsylvania governor Gifford Pinchot; cousin to Edie Sedgwick; part sister of Mary Pinchot Meyer, JFK's lover; good friend to Eleanor Roosevelt and Elizabeth Arden. At nineteen she used to be came across aboard a cruise send, at twenty-three she married the playboy scion of a political Boston kinfolk, yet by way of thirty-three she used to be lifeless through her personal hand.
Seventy years later, her granddaughter, a famous panorama architect, bought Rosamond's diaries and launched into a seek to find the true Rosamond Pinchot.
Unearthing what looked to be a glamorous fairy-tale lifestyles, Bibi Gaston discovers the roots of the binds that bind and holiday a kin, and uncovers the legacy of 2 nice American dynasties torn aside through her grandmother's premature demise. this can be a story of 3 lives and 5 generations, moms and grandmothers, longing, keeping on and letting cross, males, good looks, diets, and letting good looks slip. this can be the tale of the way we utilize our short, appealing lives.
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