The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post By Allison Pataki

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The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post: A Novel By Allison Pataki

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “This marvelous novel kept me up way past my bedtime. I just had to be there with the Post cereal heiress through every twist and turn.”—Martha Hall Kelly, New York Times bestselling author of Lilac Girls “Allison Pataki takes the reader on a luxurious ride filled with jet-setting locales and opulent mansions, while deftly revealing how Marjorie Post’s humble beginnings fed her desire to become a new kind of heiress, forging her own way through the world and keenly aware of her legacy.”—Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth AvenueONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2022—Town & CountryMrs. Post, the President and First Lady are here to see you.. . . So begins another average evening for Marjorie Merriweather Post. Presidents have come and gone, but she has hosted them all. Growing up in the modest farmlands of Battle Creek, Michigan, Marjorie was inspired by a few simple rules: always think for yourself, never take success for granted, and work hard—even when deemed American royalty, even while covered in imperial diamonds. Marjorie had an insatiable drive to live and love and to give more than she got. From crawling through Moscow warehouses to rescue the Tsar’s treasures to outrunning the Nazis in London, from serving the homeless of the Great Depression to entertaining Roosevelts, Kennedys, and Hollywood’s biggest stars, Marjorie Merriweather Post lived an epic life few could imagine. Marjorie’s journey began gluing cereal boxes in her father’s barn as a young girl. No one could have predicted that C. W. Post’s Cereal Company would grow into the General Foods empire and reshape the American way of life, with Marjorie as its heiress and leading lady. Not content to stay in her prescribed roles of high-society wife, mother, and hostess, Marjorie dared to demand more, making history in the process. Before turning thirty she amassed millions, becoming the wealthiest woman in the United States. But it was her life-force, advocacy, passion, and adventurous spirit that led to her stunning legacy. And yet Marjorie’s story, though full of beauty and grandeur, set in the palatial homes she built such as Mar-a-Lago, was equally marked by challenge and tumult. A wife four times over, Marjorie sought her happily-ever-after with the blue-blooded party boy who could not outrun his demons, the charismatic financier whose charm turned to betrayal, the international diplomat with a dark side, and the bon vivant whose shocking secrets would shake Marjorie and all of society. Marjorie did everything on a grand scale, especially when it came to love.Bestselling and acclaimed author Allison Pataki has crafted an intimate portrait of a larger-than-life woman, a powerful story of one woman falling in love with her own voice and embracing her own power while shaping history in the process.
I enjoyed reading about Miss Post. She was an Incredibly woman who came from nothing, her father had an idea about a toaster.His idea was brilliant and his daughter became one of the Wealthiest women In the United States.She donated her time and wealth to organizations. She had hospitals, school’s to name a few built.It’s very true, Money Cannot Buy Love. She loved deeply the men she married.. True Love Betrayed Her with the men she married.DO NOT SKIP THIS FANTASTIC BOOK!!
4 Stars. I was married in one of her former homes so of course I was drawn to this book, a well-researched historical fiction about the life of Marjorie Merriweather Post. But she was a more grand and inspirational woman than I would have imagined. Who was she? An heiress, a former diplomat to the US embassy in Moscow (another thing I have in common with her) and a businesswoman.Her father started the Post Cereal Company when he overcame a grave illness and developed Grape Nuts cereal as a brand new kind of breakfast in 1895. Marjorie, a bright young woman, later inherited C.W. Post’s wealth and took over the business, expanding it from cereal to other foods. She changed the name to General Foods and made some other key decisions, even when her husband disagreed with her, that helped grow the company.She married more than once, had children, collected art, amassed several homes, including Hillwood in Washington, DC (worth touring if you haven’t), and the now well-known, Mar-a-Lago, to name a few. She was one of the richest and most powerful women in the world who lived a storied life, but she found ways to give back to those in need. #TheMagnificentLivesofMarjoriePost
Allison Pataki never disappoints! Again I have found myself wishing the story would go on. I knew nothing about the Post family and have thought after reading this, Marjorie Post was like American Royalty and everyone should know who she was and her amazing contributions and her incredibly magnificent life.
A very interesting read about a woman who helped make America. From rags to riches with so much grace. Such a decent and giving person.

It was a fun combination of fact infused with fiction to add a flourish of interest. It kept me occupied & interested. Ill.definitely recommend iit!

 

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