You may have heard of Marjorie Merriweather Post as the socialite who built Mar-a-Lago, but there is so much more to her story. In her new book, author Allison Pataki takes us on a wild ride through Marjorie’s incredible life. And what a life it was!
Marjorie was the heiress to the Post Cereal Company fortune, which eventually grew into the General Foods empire. But she wasn’t content to just sit back and live off her inheritance. Marjorie had an insatiable drive to do more, to be more. And boy, did she ever.
From rescuing the Tsar’s treasures in Moscow to outrunning the Nazis in London, Marjorie lived a life most of us can only dream of. But it wasn’t all sunshine and roses. Marjorie had her fair share of heartbreak and betrayal. She was married four times, each time to men who couldn’t quite keep up with her larger-than-life personality.
But through it all, Marjorie kept pushing forward. She amassed a fortune before the age of 30, becoming the wealthiest woman in the United States. And it wasn’t just about the money for her. Marjorie was a philanthropist, a visionary, and a presidential hostess. She entertained the likes of Roosevelts and Kennedys, and even Hollywood’s biggest stars.
Allison Pataki does a fantastic job of bringing Marjorie to life on the page. It’s clear that Pataki did her research, but she also manages to inject humor and humanity into Marjorie’s story. You can’t help but root for this woman who refused to be confined by society’s expectations.
In addition to being a great read, Marjorie Merriweather Post is an important reminder that women have been making incredible contributions to history for centuries. Marjorie may have had a lot of advantages in life, but she also faced plenty of obstacles. She was a woman in a man’s world, after all. But she didn’t let that stop her from achieving great things.
So if you’re in the mood for a fun and inspiring read, I highly recommend Marjorie Merriweather Post. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll wonder how one person could do so much in one lifetime. But most of all, you’ll be grateful for the reminder that women can do anything they set their minds to.
Don’t miss out on the captivating story within these pages. Purchase your copy of the book today or sign up for a 30-day trial of Audible to experience it as an audiobook. Start reading or listening now!
(as of Mar 26, 2023 05:05:08 UTC – Details)