Mrs. Astor Regrets
The Hidden Betrayals of a Family Beyond Reproach
Publication Date: January 2009
A riveting look behind the gates of the house of Astor as a famous family falls apart in public.
Meryl Gordon is a full-time magazine journalist who has been a contract writer for New York magazine for the past fifteen years. She has profiled such influential figures as Kofi Annan, Mike Bloomberg, and John Kerry, and such stars as Nicole Kidman, Susan Sarandon, and Maggie Gyllenhaal. She has written major features for the New York Times Magazine, Gourmet, Elle,Marie Claire, and More. A graduate of the University of Michigan, she lives in New York City with her husband. Lorna Raver has been named a Best Voice of the Year by AudioFile magazine and has been nominated for Audie Awards for her readings of Washington Square by Henry James, Nothing with Strings by Bailey White, and Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ravens of Avalon by Diana L. Paxson. She has also received numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards for her narrations. An accomplished stage actress, Lorna has also guest-starred in many top television series, and she stars in director Sam Raimi's film Drag Me to Hell.
"[An] impeccably researched, thoroughly detailed, and absorbing profile of a sadly dysfunctional family." ---Library Journal