Dead End Gene Pool

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The great-great-great-granddaughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt gives audiences a grand tour of the world of wealth and WASPish peculiarity, in her irreverent and darkly humorous memoir.

"Marlo captures just the right tone of defiance and childhood spunkiness. Recommended for those seeking an amusing insider's account of life among the superrich." --- Library Journal

"In this dark and humorous memoir Wendy Burden takes us inside the family circus that was her side of the Vanderbilt dynasty, bringing American class structure, sibling rivalry and the decline of the bluebloods vividly to life." ---Gus Van Sant

"Charles Addams meets Carrie Bradshaw in this honest, sardonic, and touching memoir." ---Jane Stanton Hitchcock, New York Times bestselling author of Social Crimes