Dead End Gene Pool
Publication Date: April 2010
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In "Dead End Gene Pool," Wendy invites listeners to meet her tragically flawed family, including an uncle with a fondness for Hitler, a grandfather who believes you can never have enough household staff, and a remarkably flatulent grandmother. At the heart of the story is Wendy's glamorous and aloof mother, who, after her husband's suicide, travels the world in search of the perfect sea and ski tan, leaving her three children in the care of a chain-smoking Scottish nanny, Fifth Avenue grandparents, and an assorted cast of long-suffering household servants (who Wendy and her brothers love to terrorize). Rife with humor, heartbreak, family intrigue, and booze, "Dead End Gene Pool" offers a glimpse into the fascinating world of old money and gives truth to an old maxim: The rich are different.
Coleen Marlo is an accomplished actor and multi-award-winning audiobook voice artist and producer. In 2010 she was named Audiobook Narrator of the Year by "Publishers Weekly", and she won the Audie Award for Literary Fiction in 2011. She has won numerous "Publishers Weekly" Listen-Up Awards and is an "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner.
"Charles Addams meets Carrie Bradshaw in this honest, sardonic, and touching memoir." ---Jane Stanton Hitchcock, New York Times bestselling author of Social Crimes