For most of his life, CNN anchor, CBS’ 60 Minutes correspondent and New York Times bestselling author, Anderson Cooper intentionally distanced himself from the Vanderbilt dynasty his mother was born into.
But after Gloria Vanderbilt’s death in 2019, Cooper, began going through old journals, letters, and Vanderbilt family documents his mother had stored away in long-forgotten boxes. Intrigued, he began researching the public and private lives of his ancestors, and when his son Wyatt was born in 2020, decided to write a book Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty to one day help him understand this fascinating branch of his family’s history.
The story of the Vanderbilts is an American epic of achievement and excess — a saga of a staggering fortune built and squandered, of high society and salacious scandals, of public fame and private pain.
As both an award-winning journalist and great, great, great grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt, who rose from obscurity and died the richest man in America in 1877, Anderson Cooper is uniquely qualified to tell this extraordinary family history.
Join us for a revealing and intimate look at one of America’s most famous families when Anderson — in his FIRST LIVE NY APPEARANCE — is in conversation with his friend, Emmy Award winning host/Executive Producer of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.
A limited number of signed copies are available on a first-come, first-served basis..
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