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Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune

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19 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

Empty Mansions is a curious book. It details the life of Huguett

Empty Mansions is a curious book. It details the life of Huguette Clark, a recluse millionaire and her family. There is lots of information on this little known child of wealth. Author Bill Dedman does a fine job providing details of the family.

posted by JBecker55 on September 10, 2013

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

This book was extremely well written and I did find it hard to p

This book was extremely well written and I did find it hard to put down but mainly because I thought that after
the long and tedious history of WA and the history of his acquisitions, I would finally learn about the life of Huguette.  
The book never really provided an...
This book was extremely well written and I did find it hard to put down but mainly because I thought that after
the long and tedious history of WA and the history of his acquisitions, I would finally learn about the life of Huguette.  
The book never really provided an in depth analysis of this very peculiar woman.  I found myself disturbed on
many levels and do not really like the lady at all. As for the co-author, Paul, he says he corresponded with Huguette
But I find him irresponsible for not stepping up and initiating an investigation into his aunt.  We have a weak district
attorney in NY.  I do not know why Hadassah isn't in jail and why the hospitals weren't sued for negligence.  
The lady's story is never told but I'm sure the only ones who know her story can't come forward because they were siphoning all of her worldly goods and money.
Good read but lacking in many facts.

posted by Johanna197 on October 10, 2013

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  • Posted October 10, 2013

    This book was extremely well written and I did find it hard to p

    This book was extremely well written and I did find it hard to put down but mainly because I thought that after
    the long and tedious history of WA and the history of his acquisitions, I would finally learn about the life of Huguette.  
    The book never really provided an in depth analysis of this very peculiar woman.  I found myself disturbed on
    many levels and do not really like the lady at all. As for the co-author, Paul, he says he corresponded with Huguette
    But I find him irresponsible for not stepping up and initiating an investigation into his aunt.  We have a weak district
    attorney in NY.  I do not know why Hadassah isn't in jail and why the hospitals weren't sued for negligence.  
    The lady's story is never told but I'm sure the only ones who know her story can't come forward because they were siphoning all of her worldly goods and money.
    Good read but lacking in many facts.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted October 10, 2013

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    Slow read

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