The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post

By Allison Pataki,

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “Marvelous . . . I just had to be there with the Post cereal heiress through every twist and turn.”—Martha Hall Kelly, New York Times bestselling author of Lilac Girls

“New-money heiress Marjorie Post isn’t content to remain a society bride as she remakes herself into a…

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2 authors picked The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

How would you feel to inherit your family business (the Post cereal company) but not be able to run it? I’d be infuriated.

Here is the story of one of the richest women in the country who needed to marry so her husband could have a seat on the board. But men in the early 1900s did not abide women on the Board of Directors of any corporation.

Learn how Marjorie Post navigates the world trying to find love and be true to her father’s dream. 

From Leslie's list on powerful women in the 1920s and 1930.

Historical fiction at its best. This book about the once wealthiest woman in the United States, Marjorie Post, packed the informational punch of a textbook and the juicy details of a soap opera. I loved moving through the decades with Marjorie, starting in the late 19th century at her birth up until her death in the 1970s. Getting to relive major historical events and reveling in the zeitgeist of different cultural moments in Marjorie’s shoes was such a thrill. Pataki is top-notch at historical fiction that focuses on fascinating women. 

From Elyssa's list on loads of nostalgia.

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