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    Janny Scott | The Beneficiary: Fortune, Misfortune, and the Story of My Father

    Free Library of Philadelphia - Parkway Central Library

    Where:
    1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    When:
    • Monday April 22nd 2019, 7:30pm to 9:00pm

    Janny Scott, a 15-year reporter for The New York Times, was part of a team that won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. She is also the author of the “meticulous” (Washington Post) biography A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother. She is the scion of a wealthy investment banker forebear who built the imposing 800-acre Androssan estate on Philadelphia’s Main Line.

     

    In her new book, she tells the multi-generational story of the ways in which financial and genetic inheritance affected members of her family, including her grandmother, Helen Hope Montgomery Scott, a socialite and celebrated horsewoman said to have inspired Katherine Hepburn's character in the play and Academy Award-winning film The Philadelphia Story.

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