The Fortune Hunters: Dazzling Women and the Men They Married

Forsideomslag
Macmillan, 7. aug. 2007 - 256 sider

From Madame de Pompadour, the famed mistress of Louis XV, to Pamela Harriman, who married into the English aristocracy and the American plutocracy, there is a rich history of women who have found glamour and wealth in the arms of a billionaire. But contrary to what you may think, fortune hunting is no idle pursuit. Like diving for treasure, it’s a real job. Some women strive to be CEOs; others prefer to wed them. You'll meet today's dazzling successes in this book.

What kind of woman does it take to make the Midas marriage? Exploring the lives of the great fortune hunters of our day, reporter and former gossip columnist Charlotte Hays answers this tantalizing question. You’ll learn about the South Carolina woman who took a trip around the world with a shadowy shipping magnate, only to meet and marry a philandering marquis. You’ll see what methods these women use to lure their powerful men, including one playful fortune seeker who, at a very high-society soirée, hurled a piece of bread at her intended beau, starting a food fight. You’ll meet the New York socialite who remarried so quickly after a divorce, her ex claimed she was a bigamist.

What are their recipes for riches? Can a genuinely nice woman pursue this career? What does love have to do with it? With original interviews and photos, Hays casts a light on the determination, skill, and---yes, sometimes---ruthlessness that have shaped some of the most successful---and lucrative---unions of our time.

 

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This was a very dishy, interesting, if uneven, book about a very unique and enterprising breed of women: fortune hunters. Those who make a career and a financial empire by marrying very wealthy men ... Læs hele anmeldelsen

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What Kind of Woman Does It Take? I
1
The Power of Beauty and the Philandering Marquis
10
If at First You Dont Succeed
31
Their Simple Recipes for Riches
52
Bringing Down the House
72
The Duchess of Windsor
99
Jackie O and Pamela Harriman
119
Trumping Each Other
146
The Uptown Darling and
165
Afterward Unstoppable Redheads
175
NOTES
217
BIBLIOGRAPHY
227
Copyright

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Om forfatteren (2007)

Charlotte Hays has been a gossip columnist for the New York Daily News, The New York Observer, and The Washington Times. She is coauthor of Being Dead Is No Excuse: The Southern Ladies' Guide to Hosting the Perfect Funeral and Somebody Is Going to Die If Lilly Beth Doesn't Catch that Bouquet: The Official Southern Ladies' Guide to Hosting the Perfect Wedding.

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