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Book Giveaway! The Bunny Mellon Biography

September 26, 2017


Author Meryl Gordon. / Photo by Nina Subin.

BUNNY MELLON was fabulously wealthy and had fabulous style. Jack and Jackie Kennedy thought so, and had her design the White House Rose Garden. Mellon, the widow of Paul Mellon, who helped found the National Gallery of Art, quietly lived out her 103 years in Virginia horse country, with football fields’ worth of gardens—but in her last years not so quietly got enmeshed in the John Edwards presidential campaign and love-child scandal.

Meryl Gordon has written Mellon’s story with attention to detail and social context, not to mention delightful anecdotes. Gordon will be interviewed on Saturday, October 7, at 10:30am at the very first History Book Festival, being held in Lewes, Delaware. Then she will appear at the National Gallery of Art on Sunday, October 15, at 2pm to discuss the press-shy Mellon, her style and her friendship with Jackie Kennedy Onassis. She will also speak at Politics and Prose in DC, on Sunday, October 22, at 3pm.

We think the events will be great fun. But even more fun, you can win a copy of Gordon’s Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend, being published this week by Grand Central Publishing. Just add a Comment on this post. That will give us your email address, which will allow us to get in touch with you should you win a copy of the book. Good luck!

3 thoughts on “Book Giveaway! The Bunny Mellon Biography

  1. Matthild Schneider says:

    I’m dying to read this!

  2. Constance Christakos says:

    I look forward to reading and learning more about this style icon!

  3. Nancy says:

    Love books about fascinating women!

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