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Publisher Description

Anxiety, fear of failure, self-consciousness: these are not the qualities you imagine when you hear the word "heiress". But in this powerful account, Christina Lewis Halpern applies a journalist's eye to her own struggles following the death of her father, the late entrepreneur Reginald F. Lewis, when she was 12. At the time of his death in 1993, Halpern's father was the richest black man in America, the Jackie Robinson of American business. His best-selling biography, Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun? details his amazing-rags-to-riches journey from the poverty of segregated Baltimore to the board rooms of Wall Street. This essay, a mix of memoir and reportage, is an exploration of Lewis's legacy: a bluntly honest and deeply human account of what it's like to be the sensitive child of a rich and powerful man.

As Halpern follows the past to seek the secrets of her father's success, focusing on his time at Harvard Law School, we learn the story of an American legend, but also the complexities of living with his legacy.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
NARRATOR
AP
Amber Patrick
LENGTH
01:31
hr min
RELEASED
2015
June 5
PUBLISHER
Audible Studios
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
75
MB