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Monday, September 16, 2013

New Huguette Clark Biography

Emptymansions

Bill Dedman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and Paul Clark Newell Jr. recently released their biography of Huguette Clark entitled, Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune

Dedman stumbed upon the story of this reclusive heiress while house-hunting in suburban Connecticut.  He noticed the most expensive house for sale was Clark’s Le Chateau, priced at $24 million.  After a bit of research, Dedman discovered that Clark’s Connecticut castle, massive Santa Barbara estate, and Fifth Avenue spread had all been unoccupied for decades.

Dedman tells the rest of the story in his appearance on The Daily Show.

See Julie Zeveloff, How a Reporter Stumbled on the Strange and Sad Story of Reclusive Heiress Huguette Clark, Business Insider, Sept. 12, 2013.

Special thanks to Sara Hudman for bringing this book to my attention.

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