Alexandra Aldrich grew up in a crumbling 43-room Hudson River palace built by her legendary ancestors, the Astors. Out of a grim family feud, the author salvages self-reliant wit and her own kind of prominence in this wry memoir.
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December 9: "Idlers do not make history: they suffer it!"
In today's attention economy, getting noticed is the first and most essential step to success. Literature, however lofty, is not immune to this rule. As many commentators have…
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