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Author Rockefeller, Eileen, 1952-

Title Being a Rockefeller, becoming myself : a memoir / Eileen Rockefeller.

Publication Info. New York : Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA), 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  BIOG. ROCKEFELLER, E.    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Biographies  B ROCKEFELLER EILEEN R    Check Shelf
Description 319 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary Eileen Rockefeller understood at an early age that her name was synonymous with American royalty. She learned in childhood that wealth and fame could open any door; but as the youngest of six children and one of twenty-two cousins in one of the world's most famous families, she began to realize that they could not buy a sense of personal worth. She shows us her philosophy: that power and richness come not from material goods, but from personal relationships and co-creation.
Contents Author's note: The presence of peonies -- The story I didn't want to tell -- Welcome home -- Setting the stage -- First loss -- Feeling different as a family -- The smallest count -- "You shot the rabbits?" -- Maid to order -- A safe harbor -- Staying afloat -- A place to relax -- Jagged edges -- Through a door in the woods -- It doesn't matter where you start -- Pulling together -- Music lessons -- Cultivating love -- You can lead them to the water... -- Roadblocks -- Graduating -- Gifts given -- Learning resilience -- Georgia O'Keeffe speaks -- Male mentors -- Dreaming my husband -- The first years -- Gorilla on my shoulder -- Time for being -- Launching the mind/body field -- At the foot of the ladder -- In the fire -- Dancing among the stars -- Primal parenting -- A good Christmas -- Working with emotional intelligence -- I wouldn't admit it if I were you -- In the nest of my heart -- Putting the heart into practice -- Tearing down the fence -- Cleaning house -- Passing the torch -- Planting seeds -- Out of the canyon -- Courage -- One last look.
Subject Rockefeller, Eileen, 1952-
Women philanthropists -- United States -- Biography.
Philanthropists -- United States -- Biography.
Rich people -- United States -- Biography.
Rockefeller, David, 1915-2017 -- Family.
Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1839-1937 -- Family.
Rockefeller family.
ISBN 9780399164088 hardback
0399164081 hardback
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