A Memoir of Privilege and LossBook - 2016
"A memoir of a city, an industry, and a dynasty in decline, and the story of a young artist's strugle to find her way out of the ruins. Frances Stroh's earliest memories are ones of great privilege: shoping trips to London and New York, lunches served by black-tied waiters at the Regency Hotel, and a house filled with precious antiques, which she was forbidden to touch. Established in Detroit in 1850, by 1984 the Stroh Brewing Company had become the largest private beer fortune in America and a brand emblematic of the American dream itself; while Stroh was coming of age, the Stroh family fortune was estimated to be worth $700 million. But behind the beautiful fa©ʹade lay a crumbling foundation. Detroit's economy colapsed with the retreat of the automotive industry to the suburbs and abroad and likewise the Stroh family found their wealth and legacy disappearing"--Publisher's description.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Pubishers, 
Edition: First edition.
Branch Call Number: 921 STROH
Characteristics: vi, 314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
From Library Staff
Michigan Notable Book, 2017.
Read in February; additional formats available, e.g.: e-book and audio book.