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March 15

Allison Pataki

Women on the Move

Presidents of the United States came and went, but still Marjorie Merriweather Post reigned as the queen of Washington.

Before she turned 30, as the heiress to the C.W. Post Company — the precursor to the General Foods empire — she was already the wealthiest woman in America and disinclined to confine herself to the role of lady of the manor. So she crawled through Moscow warehouses to rescue czarist treasures, served meals to the homeless during the Depression and donned her bottomless collection of diamonds to entertain presidents and Hollywood’s biggest stars.

Having introduced readers to leading ladies lost in history, from Benedict Arnold’s wife to Napoleon’s first great love, bestselling author Allison Pataki has now crafted an intimate portrait of this larger-than-life woman in The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post.  

Tuesday, March 15 | 
11:30 am Eastern
Free
Free

A Virtual Event

 

Sponsored by:
​The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation Authors’ Series, honoring Theodore and Caroline Newhouse and Susan Newhouse.

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Tuesday, March 15 | 
11:30 am
Free
Free

Presidents of the United States came and went, but still Marjorie Merriweather Post reigned as the queen of Washington.

Before she turned 30, as the heiress to the C.W. Post Company — the precursor to the General Foods empire — she was already the wealthiest woman in America and disinclined to confine herself to the role of lady of the manor. So she crawled through Moscow warehouses to rescue czarist treasures, served meals to the homeless during the Depression and donned her bottomless collection of diamonds to entertain presidents and Hollywood’s biggest stars.

Having introduced readers to leading ladies lost in history, from Benedict Arnold’s wife to Napoleon’s first great love, bestselling author Allison Pataki has now crafted an intimate portrait of this larger-than-life woman in The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post.  

A Virtual Event

 

Sponsored by:
​The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation Authors’ Series, honoring Theodore and Caroline Newhouse and Susan Newhouse.

Women on the Move

A Virtual Series

Temple Emanu-El’s Stettenheim Library is proud to present its fifth edition of Women on the Move, a virtual series with prominent female authors whose work addresses the currents women navigate through the often-treacherous waters of family, friendship and the intricacies of power. Join us for revealing conversations about those dilemmas, the challenges of writing and how the authors respond to the changing voices of women who refuse to settle.

The series is moderated by Zibby Owens, writer and creator of Moms Dont Have Time to Read Books, one of Oprah Magazine’s favorite book podcasts; journalist Jordana Horn, cohost of the Call Your Mother podcast and contributing editor at Kveller; and Marjorie Shuster, Coordinator of Literary Events at Temple Emanu-El.

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