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by Gloria Vanderbilt

Free eBook A Mother's Story download ISBN: 0679450521
Author: Gloria Vanderbilt
Publisher: Knopf; 1st edition (April 30, 1996)
Language: English
Pages: 144
Category: Self-Made
Subcategory: Death and Grief
Size MP3: 1633 mb
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A Mother's Story book. Now, seven years later, Gloria Vanderbilt is finally able to set down the terrible events of that afternoon to which she was a witness in a book of overwhelming intensity, feeling, and beauty.

A Mother's Story book. On a summer day in 1988, Carter Cooper, aged 24, dropped to his death from the 14th-floor terrace of his mother's New York City's apartment.

by. Vanderbilt, Gloria, 1924-. Cooper, Carter Vanderbilt, 1965-1988, Vanderbilt, Gloria, 1924-, Suicide victims, Mothers. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Christine Wagner on January 27, 2010. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).

Gloria Vanderbilt pictured with her mother Gloria Morgan, widow .

Gloria Vanderbilt pictured with her mother Gloria Morgan, widow of Reginald Vanderbilt, in 1926. Hulton Archive/Getty Images. Assisted by her chauffeur, Gloria Vanderbilt is seen returning to her mother's home during the custody battle, circa 1935. NY Daily News Archive/Getty Images. Soon after, it became a TV miniseries starring Angela Lansbury as Gloria’s aunt. But by that point, Gloria had found success in fashion with a line of dark, tight-fitting jeans whose back pockets were embroidered with her name.

Gloria Laura Vanderbilt (February 20, 1924 – June 17, 2019) was an American artist, author, actress, fashion designer, heiress, and socialite. She was a member of the Vanderbilt family of New York and the mother of CNN television anchor Anderson Cooper.

Gloria Vanderbilt, the society heiress who stitched her illustrious family .

She was 95. Her death was confirmed by her son Anderson Cooper, the CNN journalist, in a broadcast. The aunt exposed her mother’s escapades and won custody of a child left traumatized. Her book, a series of deft verbal snapshots, is a haunting lament for that primal love, a cry of the heart that speaks to the child in all of us. Born to Privilege.

Gloria Vanderbilt was an extraordinary woman, who loved life, and lived it on her own terms Vanderbilt married four times over the course of her life and produced four sons: two from her marriage to Leopold Stowkowski, and two from her marriage to Wyatt Cooper.

Gloria Vanderbilt was an extraordinary woman, who loved life, and lived it on her own terms. She was a painter, a writer, and designer but also a remarkable mother, wife, and friend. She was 95 years old, but ask anyone close to her, and they’d tell you, she was the youngest person they knew, the coolest, and most modern, said Cooper in a statement. Vanderbilt married four times over the course of her life and produced four sons: two from her marriage to Leopold Stowkowski, and two from her marriage to Wyatt Cooper. Son Carter Vanderbilt Cooper, Anderson's older brother, died of suicide at the age of 23. The Vanderbilts are one of America’s legendarily wealthy families.

Gloria Vanderbilt has died at the age of 95. Her death was announced on Monday by her son, CNN anchor Anderson . Her death was announced on Monday by her son, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, who revealed that she died at home, surrounded by friends and family. She was 95 and was 'ready to go' when she died, surrounded by loved ones, her son Anderson confirmed.

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On a summer day in 1988, Carter Cooper, aged 24, dropped to his death from the 14th-floor terrace of his mother's New York City's apartment. Now, seven years later, Gloria Vanderbilt is finally able to set down the terrible events of that afternoon--to which she was a witness--in a book of overwhleming intensity, feeling, and beauty.
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Tygolar
My beautiful 19 year old son took his life a few years ago, at age 19. Like Ms.Vanderbilt's son Carter, he obtained prescription medication from a doctor which quickly changed him, plunging him into an acute depression and suicide. This does not fit the usual pattern of suicide in young people, which appear to usually be preceded by a history of problems, a fact I observed in the years I've been going to bereavement groups. Of all the books I have read since I lost my son, this is the book I have been looking for all that time. I felt that Ms. Vanderbilt was writing the words that were in my heart alone. The author's writing style, powers of observation and introspection, and openness and honesty make this book a small oasis for a grieving parent.
Grotilar
Gloria Vanderbilt's novel isn't about Gloria, it's about Suicide and the aftermath of depression and grief. Even in the ever increasing, unwanted clique of suicide survivors, it's still fairly rare for those who have actually witnessed the suicide of our dearly loved ones to find help for our special sorrow. Suicide of a loved one is hard enough to deal with, but there's a distinctive anguish that must be dealt with when such a disturbing, shocking, and painful life-taking event is witnessed.

Such an event separates us from the rest of society in an uncomfortable and agonizing way, and no one could have been more separated from her feelings than the last American Debutante: Gloria Vanderbilt. Raised to be a "lady", to never show strong emotions, to remain in control at all times, Gloria experienced many shattering events, but her "glass bubble" broke when her son committed suicide before her very eyes. Gloria had to break her glass bubble in order to survive, to deal with the overpowering emotion exclusive to survivors of suicide, and she poignantly shares her journey in this heartrending account of her son's life and death. Breaking her "bubble" was a gutsy act, one that perhaps you are facing now. I found strength in her words, and courageousness in her willingness to share her unique pain. Her story is about celebrating her son's life and accomplishments, remembering him as he was before his illness overtook his life, and about her courage to "break the glass bubble" and share her deep, heartfelt emotion and pain in order to help others in spite of her upbringing, which encouraged a lady to bottle up feelings.

The stigma attached to suicide, and even those who are left behind, is often crippling. None felt this stigma more than a woman in constant "limelight", a woman of "old money" forced into a strict code of ethics that forbade public displays of emotion, or public displays of weakness. Uneducated people see suicide as a weakness, and apply this not just to the originator but to his/her family in his/her wake.

I highly recommend this book for survivors of suicide. If you're looking for courage in this time of great need, please pick up a copy of this book. Also, do a google search for 'suicide survivors', and call your local Crisis Hotline for survivors groups in your area or phone numbers to call. You're not alone. There are groups of real people out there who share your unique pain, please contact them.
Fordregelv
Gloria Vanderbilt describes herself as living from earliest childhood in an "unbreakable glass bubble," a sense of being isolated from people because she was unlovable and unworthy, unable to feel deep emotions. Though she knew happiness for the first time with her fourth husband Wyatt Cooper and her sons, she still felt tinges of being cut off from reality. Her husband's death started to crack the unbreakable bubble surrounding her soul, and it shattered completely and forever when she witnessed her son Carter commit suicide, when he was 23.

She then was able to feel the deepest pain and guilt, and to acknowledge the boundless joy he had brought to her. She writes in a disjointed manner, flashing back and forth with journal entries and short reflections about events in her life leading up to Carter's death, which she describes in acute detail. Her musings are written to herself and to Carter, except for one chapter in which she reaches out to readers who are dealing with loss; she never imagined she could survive after her son's death, but she did, and given enough time, others will, too.

This little book is short enough, and compelling enough, to read in one sitting. Her reflections are deeply personal, and yet universally understood.

Kona
Winail
I cannot imagine losing your child. This is heart wrenching. I cried so much. I identified. I have not
had a child die, however, you think, what if? I know as Mothers we at times have thought about a child dying, haven't you? Gloria V. tells her story in a beautiful and stunning way that
you as the reader can understand. Your heart hurts but you feel better knowing that she has a strong
support group of friends and a full life.
Armin
This beautifully written book was thoroughly enjoyed due to it's heartwarming honesty, emotion and almost poetic way of scribing of content. The pleasant and happy times made me smile as if I was there watching. The sadness and gut-wrenching emotions of losing her son envelopedmy soul along with Gloria. Will treasure this literary work for always. So much heartbreak, but so artistically penned!
Bralore
My first pair of Designer Jeans were Gloria Vanderbilt. I loved them, they fit me like a glove. I didn't know anything about her at the time, my Mother told me what she knew of her from what she read about her over the years. I've been fascinated with Gloria ever since. I was unable to read this book when it first came out, it was just too sad for me to bare. I'm ready to hear her story now about Carter. Having a son in his mid twenties, who at this time is doing great, we did have issues in his early 20's and this very well could have been my story. For all the years I admired Ms. Vanderbilt from afar, this story has connected me with her that only a Mothers heart could.
Āłł_Ÿøūrš
I read this a year or two ago. It touched me very much. How a mother, especially a very famous one, deals with the tragic suicide of her son is heartbreaking.

It gave me a bit of insight into how this hideous incident affected both her life as well as that of her equally famous son, Anderson Cooper. (well from Gloria's perspective at least.)

A short book, but a very interesting read.