Saturday, October 7, 2017

Meryl Gordon's "Bunny Mellon"

Meryl Gordon is the author of the New York Times bestselling Mrs. Astor Regrets and Phantom of Fifth Avenue, a Wall Street Journal bestseller. She is an award-winning journalist and a regular contributor to Vanity Fair. She is on the graduate journalism faculty at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. She is considered an expert on “elder abuse” and has appeared on NPR, CNN and other outlets whenever there is a high-profile case.

Gordon applied the “Page 99 Test” to her new book, Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend, and reported the following:
On page 99 I write about Paul Mellon's marriage to his first wife, and there's foreshadowing that they are not the happiest of couples.

I think Ford Madox Ford's test is a great conceit but it is also so arbitrary. That page in my book is fine but there are other pages that I loved reporting and writing so much more.
Visit Meryl Gordon's website.

The Page 99 Test: The Phantom of Fifth Avenue.

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--Marshal Zeringue