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Janny Scott at the Jesup Memorial Library

Submitted by Marion Fearing on Wed, 08/07/2019 - 12:33pm

Please join us at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, August 28th at 7PM to meet journalist Janny Scott and listen to her talk about her memoir "The Beneficiary: Fortune, Misfortune, and the Story of My Father," which is an investigation of the various consequences of inherited wealth in her own family as well as looking at the consequences in the future. Scott looks at the world of Philadelphia society her father, Robert Montgomery Scott (whose mother, Helen Hope Scott, was said to have inspired Katherine Hepburn's character in the play and the film "The Philadelphia Story"), grew up in and provides a look at the weight of inheritance, the tenacity of addiction, and the power of buried secrets. This is going to be an excellent talk, so make sure you stop by and get a signed copy!


Janny Scott is the author of A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother. She was a reporter for The New York Times from 1994 to 2009 and was a member of the Times reporting team that won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. 

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
The Beneficiary: Fortune, Misfortune, and the Story of My Father Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594634192
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 16th, 2019