While America has never had a royal family, it certainly has dynasties. From the Kennedys to the Vanderbilts to the Rockefellers - wealthy and influential families who rule the gossip pages, society balls, charity functions, red carpets, and, even social media.
America’s fascination with the wealth and scandal of the upperclasses never fades. Maura Roosevelt, the great-granddaughter of Eleanor Roosevelt and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, invites readers into the hearts of an American family dynasty in its twilight years in "Baby Of The Family," a debut novel about the Whitbys: a family with a legacy akin to the Astors, once enormously wealthy real estate magnates who were considered “The Landlords of New York.”
Maura Roosevelt has been a full-time Lecturer in NYU's essay writing program, and currently she's teaching writing at USC.