The Astor Orphan: A Memoir

The Astor Orphan: A Memoir

by Alexandra Aldrich
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The Astor Orphan: A Memoir 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This well written and both sad and at times funny. It is really surprising to learn about a family of "former" great wealth living like hoaders. The author writes of her childhood wth little parental support. It shows a selfishness of wanting to live off others. This was worth the money, and I hope to read more from the author. Another great book on the Nook is the novel "The Partisan" by William Jarvis. It is based on facts during World War II. Both books deserve A++++++
Debra60 More than 1 year ago
You couldn't make these characters up!  The aloof Polish mother, the unkempt Harvard educated Father , t the Grandmother who is Alex's saving grace (when she's not drunk), the cousins, the hanger-oner's all  together in the decaying, once grand Astor home. I'm in love with this crazy family (since I didn't have to reside there) and can't wait for Alex to bring us up to date in her next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would have like more details. The book just stops when she goes off to school.
ShadyKay More than 1 year ago
Interesting life..I wonder what happened after the last page. There were so many relatives and ancestors to keep track of, though. A family tree would have been great. Nothing extensive..but something to put this in order.
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To buy a house in one of the later ress u have to have a bio or request will be dnied. U must be above eighteen in gam to buy a house if ur own. U can only own one house. No moving into sumones house without permission
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't read this book yet, but enjoy its many reviews and wonder if this author, and brave woman, has written any other books. I hope so.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Takes a shower, drys off and leaves.