My first reading from my forthcoming book Doris Duke: The Invention of the New Woman, on March 7, 2017. The reading took place at St. John’s College Santa Fe, New Mexico.
I read from the book’s Introduction about why I chose this subject, the Prologue, to give a feeling for who Doris Duke was in her middle age, and finally Chapter 7 to give you an idea of her father, James Buchanan Duke, and the fortune she inherited.
The reading lasts approximately 25 minutes, and is followed by a question and answer from the audience from the remainder. Total time is just under 50 minutes.
A very special thanks to Bryanna Briley at St. John’s College for facilitating the event and making this recording available.