Once Upon a Time: A True Story

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Thorndike Press, Jan 1, 1985 - Art - 475 pages
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The celebrity artist and designer recreates the glamour and terror of her childhood, when she became a legend as the "poor little rich girl" during a notorious custody trial, and vividly depicts the adults who loved and battled over her

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User Review  - Hot Cup O'Monkey - Goodreads

Wow, what a life. These fabulously rich parents had no idea how to connect with, or show love, to their kids. Makes me very very thankful for my normal life. Read full review

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Gloria's life told in her own voice. A glimpse into the circles Gloria and her mother travelled in amongst the rich and powerful. Read full review


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About the author (1985)

Heiress and socialite Gloria Vanderbilt was born in New York City, New York in February 1924. She studied art at the Art Students League of New York and successfully worked in oil, watercolor, and pastel. Vanderbilt designed for linens, china, glassware, and flatware, and in the 1970s she began licensing the use of her name in fashion lines of scarves, eyeglasses, perfume, and clothing. In 1979 her designer jeans debuted, and she later began her own company in New York. Vanderbilt has written books including "A Mother's Story" and several novels.

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