Passion and Prejudice: A Family Memoir

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For the first time, the dra­matic and dis­turb­ing story of the Binghams is told from the inside by some­one who lived it: Sallie Bingham, an heiress to the Bingham for­tune and to four gen­er­a­tions of fam­ily tra­di­tion and turmoil—the daugh­ter who set in motion the events that led to the dis­so­lu­tion of the fam­ily com­mu­ni­ca­tions empire.

She tells the tan­gled Bingham his­tory as only a mem­ber of the fam­ily could. First the sto­ry­book ver­sion she heard dur­ing her idyl­lic child­hood in the great Bingham house on the banks of the Ohio (sun­lit lawns slop­ing toward the river, beau­ti­ful romp­ing broth­ers and sis­ters, beau­ti­ful, per­fectly mar­ried par­ents), then the truths that burst upon her as secrets slipped out over the years and the grace­ful decep­tions crum­bled. And as the story moves toward its cli­mac­tic cri­sis, when the strug­gle between Sallie and her sur­viv­ing brother leads to the dis­so­lu­tion of the Bingham hold­ings and the tear­ing apart of the Bingham fam­ily ties, we dis­cover, at last, what really hap­pened and why.


“There are many accounts of the Bingham fam­ily saga, but no other by some­one who was there. For the first time, a gifted writer born into a fam­ily of inher­ited wealth and power takes us with her behind the doors of that patri­ar­chal hot­house. Passion and Prejudice is a major step toward fem­i­nist change and democ­racy.”
— Gloria Steinem

Signed copies of selected works are avail­able directly from the author at the list price, plus $ 2.99 ship­ping per book.

Titles include Mending, Red Car, The Hub of the Miracle, Transgressions: Stories, Straight Man, Small Victories, Upstate, The Hub of the Miracle and Passion and Prejudice.

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Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN: 9780394558516
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 525
$ 22.95

View all of Sallie's online writing in her archives.

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