#1 New York Times best-selling author, Bill Dedman!
Bill Dedman is an investigative reporter for NBC News, a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting, and a #1 New York Times best-selling author of Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune.
Empty Mansions is a bizarre and fascinating true story of a Gilded Age eccentric whose mysterious life ultimately leads to a legal battle over a $300 million estate. Without a doubt, Huguette Clark would have benefitted greatly from the advice of a financial advisor…..
The book synopsis speaks for itself:
When Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bill Dedman noticed in 2009 a grand home for sale, unoccupied for nearly sixty years, he stumbled through a surprising portal into American history. Empty Mansions is a rich mystery of wealth and loss, connecting the Gilded Age opulence of the nineteenth century with a twenty-first-century battle over a $300 million inheritance. At its heart is a reclusive heiress named Huguette Clark, a woman so secretive that, at the time of her death at age 104, no new photograph of her had been seen in decades. Though she owned palatial homes in California, New York, and Connecticut, why had she lived for twenty years in a simple hospital room, despite being in excellent health? Why were her valuables being sold off? Was she in control of her fortune, or controlled by those managing her money?
Dedman has collaborated with Huguette Clark’s cousin, Paul Clark Newell, Jr., one of the few relatives to have frequent conversations with her. Dedman and Newell tell a fairy tale in reverse: the bright, talented daughter, born into a family of extreme wealth and privilege, who secrets herself away from the outside world.
It’s a true story that reads like fiction.
We are excited to sponsor Mr. Dedman at this year’s Morristown Festival of Books, and to buy him a hot breakfast at our annual Bodnar Financial author breakfast at the Dublin Pub.
We hope to see you there! Here are the details:
EVENT: Bodnar Financial author meet-and-greet, book signing, and breakfast, followed by Mr. Dedman’s event speech
DATE: Saturday, October 1, 2016
TIME: Breakfast at 10:00am ET; Author speech at 1:15pm ET
PLACE: Dublin Pub, 4 Pine St, Morristown, NJ 07960