An elegant, witty, frank, touching, and deeply personal account of the loves both good and fleeting in the life of one of America\"s many celebrated and fabled women.Born to great wealth yet retained a online prisoner by the custody battle that raged in between her ideal aunt and her self-absorbed, beautiful mother, Gloria Vanderbilt thrived up in a distinct world. Stunningly beautiful herself, yet insecure and with a touch of wildness, she set out at a really early period to uncover romance. And also find the she did. There to be love affairs v Howard Hughes, bill Paley, and Frank Sinatra, to name a few, and also one-night stands, i m sorry she writes around with delicacy and humor, consisting of one with the young Marlon Brando. Over there were marriages to males as varied as pat De Cicco, that abused her; the legendary conductor Leopold Stokowski, who preserved his innermost secrets from her; film director Sidney Lumet; and also finally writer Wyatt Cooper, the love of her life.Now, in one irresistible memoir that is at when ruthlessly forthright, supremely stylish, complete of fascinating details, and also deeply touching, Gloria Vanderbilt writes at last about the topic on which she has actually hitherto been silent: the men in her life, why she loved them, and what every affair or marital relationship meant come her. This is the candid and captivating account of a life that has actually kept gossip authors speculating for years, as well as Gloria\"s own intimate description of cultivation up, living, marrying, and also loving in the glare of the limelight and becoming, in spite of a household as famous and also wealthy as America has ever before produced, not only her very own person yet an artist, a designer, a businesswoman, and also a writer of rare distinction.

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ContentsLike a fill of tarot cardshaphazardly thrown out on a table — pick one, revolve it over, revolve the page...PrefaceRomanceThe Scarlet Sting the ScandalLittle Red speak Hood and also the huge Bad WolvesThe good ThingWedded Bliss...Happy BirthdayMy Mummy — LaterMuch, lot Later...Fantasia v StokowskiBreakfast in ~ Tiffany\"s through the small TerrorBill Paley and also the tiny TerrorDinner Chez BrandoThere\"s the Phone Call...Miracle and MeKing Arthur and Lady GuinevereA Red RoseOf Pink Tongues and also How Serious and also Sincere It all WasFortune CookiesOver the Rainbow at Ten Gracie SquareFast Forward...Le DivorceOnce There was a Couple...Rock BottomThe FantastTweedledum and also TweedledeeAnother component of the ForestSubstitutesHazel KellySomeone like YouFunQuite by ChanceWhat are You Going come Wear?Long DistanceEpiloguePhotography Credits

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Dominick Dunne Gloria Vanderbilt\"s romantic memoir, the Seemed necessary at the Time, is, at miscellaneous points in she extraordinarily famed life, clearly romantic, insanity revealing, and also bravely honest.