Doris Duke must at least have wondered if her generosity, in all its forms, could ever compensate for the destructive effects of nicotine addiction.
Posts about Doris Duke
You can find out more about my next book, Doris Duke: The Invention of the New Women (working title), on my dedicated Doris Duke bibliography page.
In Manhattan last week, I was finally able to assure myself that The Silver Swan: In Search of Doris Duke, will be published next spring.
One of the most notable differences between women and men in public life is we seem to know better how to avoid scandal.
We are all too complicated and contradictory to be explained.
A great collection is always based on a passion. It is not random. It grows from a strong root.
Scheduled to be published in August, 2018, The Silver Swan is now delayed till sometime in 2019.
Does it matter that she never found her match in terms of money, status and achievement?
I remember being amazed when my young granddaughters and their friends listened, apparently unperturbed, to hip hop verses that demonize or degrade women.
Sometimes a choice of a name without family connotations means an attempt to break loose from the past.
Remarkable women are surrounded by a ring of fire… made up of glowing embers of gossip, innuendo, and misunderstanding.