Black knight, white knight

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Knopf, Mar 12, 1987 - Biography & Autobiography - 299 pages
The author traces her rollercoaster journey in search of her emotional center, recapturing past scenes and feelings from various parts of her life, beginning with her marriage, at seventeen, to a smalltime Hollywood playboy

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This unsatisfying sequel to her Once upon a Time covers Gloria's life from age 17 to roughly her early 30s (documenting time's passage is a problem throughout). Vanderbilt is seen against two dominant ... Read full review

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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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