Ghost of a Chance

A Memoir
Product Number: EB00741191
Released: Dec 18, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781984855862
Publisher: Random House
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"The story of [Peter] Duchin's life has an elegiac aura of glamour and tragedy that might have come directly from the imagination of F. Scott Fitzgerald."-The Philadelphia Inquirer "This book brings back marvelous memories of a very special time."-Frank Sinatra Called "a living compendium of a hundred years of social history" by The New York Times Book Review, Peter Duchin has lived through tremendous highs and dismal lows. Orphaned by his glamorous parents, the Newport debutante Marjorie oelrichs and the famous bandleader Eddy Duchin, he was raised in the privileged, old-money world of Averell Harriman, the diplomat and former governor of New York. He grew up to be one of America's preeminent bandleaders, effortlessly entertaining and charming partygoers at thousands of society galas, from the White House to Truman Capote's Black and White Ball. In Ghost of a Chance, he looks back on a life that another man may not have survived. And as he relates the frank, often surprising recollections of the many friends and famous figures who made up the strange family of his youth, Duchin chronicles the changing face of social life in America. Praise for Ghost of a Chance "A tale told with wit and charm...?t is a sprightly, engaging, and at times hilarious look back at a life spent in music, show business, and what used to be called society."-The Boston Globe "A bittersweet gem of a book."-The Philadelphia Inquirer "Peter Duchin's glamorous story is about absent fathers, surrogate mothers, and dwelling on the edges of money and power in a tuxedoed world."-Gay Talese "A great read."-Frank Sinatra

Original Publish Date: Dec 18, 2018

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