Alone together : my life with J. Paul Getty / Teddy Getty Gaston with Digby Diehl.
- ISBN: 9780062219718
- ISBN: 0062219715
- Description: x, 3, 398 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 
- 5 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).
- 1 copy at Gloucester. (Show all copies)
0 current holds with 5 total copies.
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|Gloucester||Adult Nonfiction||920/GASTON (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Beverly Main||Adult Nonfiction||HD 9570 .G4 A3 2013 (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Danvers||Adult Nonfiction||HD 9570 G4 A3 2013 (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Lynnfield||Adult Biographies||Biography / GASTON (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Stoneham||Adult Nonfiction Lower Level||B Gaston (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Summary:|| It was 1935. Flame-haired Teddy Lynch finished singing "Alone Together" at the swanky nightclub the New Yorker and left the stage to find a charming stranger at her friends' table. It was Jean Paul Getty, enigmatic oil tycoon and America's first billionaire. In her passionate, unflinchingly honest memoir of two outsize lives entwined, Theodora "Teddy" Getty Gaston--now one hundred years old--reveals the glamorous yet painful story of her marriage to Getty. A vivid love story, Alone Together is also a fascinating glimpse into the twentieth century from the vantage point of one of its most remarkable couples. Though terrifically charismatic in person, Getty grew more miserly as his wealth increased. Worse, he often left Teddy and their son, Timothy, behind for years at a time while he built planes for the war effort in the 1940s or brokered oil deals--he was the first American to lease mineral rights in Saudi Arabia, which made him, at his death, the richest man in the world. Even when Timothy was diagnosed with a brain tumor, Getty complained about medical bills and failed to return to the United States to support his wife and son. When Timothy died at age twelve, the marriage was already falling apart. Teddy's unrelenting spirit, her valiant friendship, and her winning lack of vanity transform what could have been a sob story into a nuanced portrait of a brilliant but stubbornly difficult man and the family he loved but left behind, as well as an enchanting view into a bygone era. This was a life lived from the heart.
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