There is a lot to recommend it though if you like reading about the rich can be taken advantage of, massive all consuming court cases, then this is the book for you. Real slow till page 120 and then extremely interesting up to page 250-260 , and then a little slower .
And it's all true! She married Jean-Pierre Meyers, the grandson of a rabbi murdered at Auschwitz, and they decided to raise their children … Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is a French billionaire heiress and an author.
Very coherently written; there are a lot of characters involved, pretty much a bunch of French people a lot of whom have the name "Marie" in their names or some form of Francois/Francoise. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers has written two books. So Nazi implications, a gigolo, a husband consort who may be gay, a daughter who marries a Jewish man, political insinuations of graft and corruption. If I dock it any points it’s for a bit of repetition I found grating in the references to Liliane, Françoise and François-Marie. Interesting story about the family that started L'Oréal.
Yet our group made the most out of what the book had to offer and interesting comparisons were made between the two books, including with regard to their protagonists (Holmes vs Banier) who both managed to enrich themselves without many credentials, using some degre. Rich people. Select the department you want to search in. Or was he just the victim of a greedy daughter who finally wanted to take over the family business by declaring the heiress senile and take over her charge? Please try your request again later. There is a lot to recommend it though if you like reading about the rich can be taken advantage of, massive all consuming court cases, then th.
At the time of the scandal described in this book, she was in her eighties and starting to exhibit the symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease. A little underwhelmed by this one. It was engrossing reading about the history of L'Oreal and its doyenne Lilianne Bettencourt and the Bettencourt family. You know what comes next.. lawyers and years of court battles and scandals with connections to France's Prime Minister, Sarkovy and o. , In 2008, she sued François-Marie Banier for taking money from her mother, and she started proceedings to have her mother declared mentally incompetent. There was a bit of genre-fatigue as a result. Money money money unbelievable wealth happiness not so much law suits oh yes.A delicious soap opera of money art inheritance made even more delicious this is all true,Thanks to Net Galley&Dutton books for free Galley for honest review. Their problems are really not "just like yours," but they are fascinating reading. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Start by marking “The Bettencourt Affair: The World's Richest Woman and the Scandal That Rocked Paris” as Want to Read: Error rating book.
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Les dieux grecs: Généalogies (French Edition) (French) Paperback – January 1, 1994. by Françoise Bettencourt Meyers (Author) 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings. $105.99. Impressively, Tom Sancton somehow keeps them fairly clear in my mind, which is no small undertaking. This was our book club’s third read and it was perhaps not the wisest decision to read it immediately after “Bad Blood”, another investigative journalist account of a large-scale scandal. She is the only daughter and heiress of Liliane Bettencourt, and her family owns the company L'Oréal.
while the daughter felt he was taking advantage. No criticism of author- seemed to be well researched, * I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Les dieux grecs: Généalogies (French Edition) (French) Paperback – January 1, 1994. Something went wrong. This was a very interesting books as it dealt with the Loreal billionaire and how her family obtained their fortune , and the scandal that she was involved at an advanced age because her daughter thought she was being abused and taken advantage of because of her weak hold in reality due to her age by Banier , an eccentric character who ingrained himself to the family when young and was the recipients of gifts by the heiresses from then on till the end in the amount of 450 million euros , was he actually a con man? The richest woman in the world and I never heard of her. As sole owner of the L'Oreal cosmetic/perfume giant, she kept a tight rein on the business although she did place family members in positions of power. As someone who lives to follow other people’s drama and international news, I’m surprised I had never heard of The Bettencourt family and it’s attendant drama but I’m sure glad I picked up this book because it’s wild, y’all. liliane Bettencourt was the L'Oreal heiress whose father was a Nazi sympathiser and who married a homosexual with a hatred of Jews. Also, learning more about the WWII machinations of L'Oreal's founder, Eugène Schueller, was eye-opening and while I am all for the idea that the kids are not responsible for the parent's foibles, I honestly don't think I will ever look at their products the same way again and already wasn't in the habit of buying them because there are other product lines that I like better. Why doesn't GoodReads do half stars!?!? Not generally subject matter that would especially interest me, but reviews were good so I read it. This book tells of the battle played out for control of L'Oreal's billions. An unusual pick for me, I spied it on the public library catalogue and thought I'd give it a try. Follow to get new release updates and improved recommendations. I guess I thought this would be about rich people getting what they deserve but it wasn’t about that. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP via Getty Images Françoise Bettencourt Meyers inherited one-third of L'Oreal …
Françoise Bettencourt Meyers inherited one-third of L'Oreal from her mother, making her … In December 2010, Bettencourt Meyers announced that she had settled out of court with both her mother and Banier. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers has written two books.
It was engrossing reading about the history of L'Oreal and its doyenne Lilianne Bettencourt and the Bettencourt family. In addition to excellent research and writing, this book is fascinating because of the prominence and influence of the Bettencourt family and the legal battle that captured the attention of all of France for most of a decade surrounding the world's richest woman, Lilian Bettencourt, and her artist-companion, François-Marie Banier. A fascinating look at the family that founded L'Oreal and the scandal that engulfed it, along with the legal maneuverings and court cases and verdicts. Unbelievable story! This was our book club’s third read and it was perhaps not the wisest decision to read it immediately after “Bad Blood”, another investigative journalist account of a large-scale scandal.
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