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Randmother Helen Hope Scott a socialite and celebrated horsewoman said to have inspired Katherine Hepburn's character in the play and Academy Award winning film The Philadelphia Story For others including the author's father she concludes the impact was complexBringing her journalistic talents light touch and crystalline prose to this powerful story of a child's search to understand a parent's puzzling end Scott also raises uestions about our new Gilded Age New fortunes are being amassed new estates are being born Does anyone wonder how it will all play out one hundred years henc. Here s an interesting biography of Robert Montgomery Scott written by his daughter Janny Scott It s actually a family history spanning four generations of a wealthy family that settled on what s called the Main Line outside of Philadelphia In the early 1900s Janny Scott s great grandfather acuired over 800 acres of rolling land in Radnor Pennsylvania named it Ardrossan and built a stone mansion plus many other luxurious homes farm buildings and cottages to house his family and the people who worked for him Most of the first three generations lived in various homes on Ardrossan including cousins a The Freeze-Frame Revolution play and Academy Award winning film The Philadelphia Story For others including the author's father she concludes the impact was complexBringing her journalistic talents light touch and crystalline The New-York Review, and Atheneum Magazine, Vol. 2 prose to this His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch parent's The Doctors Dating Bargain puzzling end Scott also raises uestions about our new Gilded Age New fortunes are being amassed new estates are being born Does anyone wonder how it will all The Collection play out one hundred years henc. Here s an interesting biography of Robert Montgomery Scott written by his daughter Janny Scott It s actually a family history spanning four generations of a wealthy family that settled on what s called the Main Line outside of Philadelphia In the early 1900s Janny Scott s great grandfather acuired over 800 acres of rolling land in Radnor Pennsylvania named it Ardrossan and built a stone mansion Whispers of Feathers plus many other luxurious homes farm buildings and cottages to house his family and the

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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR A poignant addition to the literature of moneyed glamour and its inevitable tarnish and decaylike something out of Fitzgerald or Waugh The New YorkerA parable for the new age of ineuality part family history part detective story part history of a vanishing class and a vividly compelling exploration of the degree to which an inheritance financial cultural genetic conspired in one person's self destructionLand houses and money tumbled from one generation to the next on the eight hundred acre estate built by Scott's investment banker great g. New York Times reporter Janny Scott grew up not understanding that the 800 acre family pile on the Philadelphia Main Line was extraordinary Her grandmother the inspiration for Katherine Hepburn s character in the Philadelphia Story and grandfather both were the scion of robber baron fortunes The memoir is thoughtful and well written enjoyable in its way as the view out the window out of the Main Line itself Such excess Such wealth So many personalities I might have liked a tighter thematic focus I wasn t sure whose story Scott was meaning to tell though it all comes down to the inade The Freeze-Frame Revolution poignant addition to the literature of moneyed glamour and its inevitable tarnish and decaylike something out of Fitzgerald or Waugh The New YorkerA The New-York Review, and Atheneum Magazine, Vol. 2 parable for the new age of ineuality His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch part detective story The Doctors Dating Bargain part history of a vanishing class and a vividly compelling exploration of the degree to which an inheritance financial cultural genetic conspired in one The Collection person's self destructionLand houses and money tumbled from one generation to the next on the eight hundred acre estate built by Scott's investment banker great g. New York Times reporter Janny Scott grew up not understanding that the 800 acre family Whispers of Feathers pile on the Philadelphia Main Line was extraordinary Her grandmother the inspiration for Katherine Hepburn s character in the Philadelphia Story and grandfather both were the scion of robber baron fortunes The memoir is thoughtful and well written enjoyable in its way as the view out the window out of the Main Line itself Such excess Such wealth So many

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Randfather on Philadelphia's Main Line There was an obligation to protect it a license to enjoy it a duty to pass it on but it was impossible to know in advance how all that extraordinary good fortune might influence the choices made over a lifetimeIn this warmly felt tale of an American family's fortunes journalist Janny Scott excavates the rarefied world that shaped her charming unknowable father Robert Montgomery Scott and provides an incisive look at the weight of inheritance the tenacity of addiction and the power of buried secretsSome beneficiaries flourished like Scott's g. I will read any book about the Kennedys and similarly any book about a well known Gilded Age type family Scott s memoir is beautifully written and because she s a journalist first and foremost it has a certain feel to it not found in similar works but it s subtle not constantly announcing itself as this is a piece of journalism It can be a little confusing at times with the various generations and names but the author tells you herself not to focus too much on memorizing them and this is good advice Interesting and devastating and had me googling for hours I also appreciated the greater look at the Gilde All Night Long (Nannies, protect it a license to enjoy it a duty to The Freeze-Frame Revolution provides an incisive look at the weight of inheritance the tenacity of addiction and the The New-York Review, and Atheneum Magazine, Vol. 2 power of buried secretsSome beneficiaries flourished like Scott's g. I will read any book about the Kennedys and similarly any book about a well known Gilded Age type family Scott s memoir is beautifully written and because she s a journalist first and foremost it has a certain feel to it not found in similar works but it s subtle not constantly announcing itself as this is a


10 thoughts on “The Beneficiary

  1. says:

    I enjoyed the style in which this was written kind of felt to me like a well written historical novel but it’s non fiction instead It starts out with a family tree showing the major players the patriarch the Colonel who

  2. says:

    New York Times reporter Janny Scott grew up not understanding that the 800 acre family pile on the Philadelphia Main Line was extraordinary Her grandmother –– the inspiration for Katherine Hepburn's character in the Philadelphia Story –– and grandfather both were the scion of robber baron fortunes The memoir is thoughtful and well written enjoyable in its way as the view out the window out of the Main Line itself

  3. says:

    Oy What a numbing catalog of wealth and power Reading this was like being caught in a relentless avalanche of famous names I suppose Janny Scott in writing this monument to her family's historyhoped to extend its glamor for one generation but really who but she cares about these long dead debs and their boozy beaux? She compares her grandmother to Eloise of the Plaza sorry Janny your granny hadn't an ounce of Kay Thompson's style creativit

  4. says:

    I will read any book about the Kennedys and similarly any book about a well known Gilded Age type family Scott's memoir is beautifully written and because she's a journalist first and foremost it has a certain f

  5. says:

    I really wanted to like this book but really really didn’t Too many people from too many generations and the author hops from one

  6. says:

    Actual rating 25 starsEnjoyed this for the Main Line history but felt the story could have been condensed considerably

  7. says:

    Were your parents happy when you were growing up? If you find when you're an adult that there is evidence lots of it to support a decidedly no

  8. says:

    We hear a lot these days about “the 1%” those Americans who are wealthier than 99% of the nation’s population Janny Scott a New York Times reporter who has also written a biography of Barack Obama’s mother knows a

  9. says:

    Here’s an interesting biography of Robert Montgomery Scott written by his daughter Janny Scott It’s actually a family history spanning fo

  10. says:

    Second half about her dad better than the first half about the ancestors although I get that she feels it's all connected She tries to seem very matter of fact about the vast wealth amassed by her ancestors but that part feels a little forced to me She writes vividly about her dad and his struggle though no self pity on his end which is a adm

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