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North of Crazy - A Memoir

Neltje

Imagine a world of Gatsby-esque glamor, opulence, and cultural prestige, of exclusive parties and elegant dinners, of literary luminaries including Somerset Maugham, Daphne du Maurier, Irving Stone, and Theodore Roethke, of Manhattan townhouses and country estates. This is a world where children are raised by nannies, tutors, chauffeurs, gardeners, butlers, maids, and assorted staff, sent off to private schools-and largely ignored by their parents. Publishing magnate Nelson Doubleday's daughter, Neltje, was raised to assume her place as a society matron. But beneath a seemingly idyllic childhood, darker currents ran: a colorful but alcoholic father whose absences left holes, a mother incapable of love, a family divided by money and power struggles, and a secret that drove the young woman into emotional isolation. North of Crazy is her story-written with the same fierce passion, wit, and emotion that drove her off the conventional path to reconstruct her life from base zero. She became an artist, cattle rancher, and entrepreneur. This program includes a prologue and epilogue read by the author.

Imagine a world of Gatsby-esque glamor, opulence, and cultural prestige, of exclusive parties and elegant dinners, of literary luminaries including Somerset Maugham, Daphne du Maurier, Irving Stone, and Theodore Roethke, of Manhattan townhouses and country estates. This is a world where children are raised by nannies, tutors, chauffeurs, gardeners, butlers, maids, and assorted staff, sent off to private schools-and largely ignored by their parents. Publishing magnate Nelson Doubleday's daughter, Neltje, was raised to assume her place as a society matron. But beneath a seemingly idyllic childhood, darker currents ran: a colorful but alcoholic father whose absences left holes, a mother incapable of love, a family divided by money and power struggles, and a secret that drove the young woman into emotional isolation. North of Crazy is her story-written with the same fierce passion, wit, and emotion that drove her off the conventional path to reconstruct her life from base zero. She became an artist, cattle rancher, and entrepreneur. This program includes a prologue and epilogue read by the author.
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Imagine a world of Gatsby-esque glamor, opulence, and cultural prestige, of exclusive parties and elegant dinners, of literary luminaries including Somerset Maugham, Daphne du Maurier, Irving Stone, and Theodore Roethke, of Manhattan townhouses and country estates. This is a world where children are raised by nannies, tutors, chauffeurs, gardeners, butlers, maids, and assorted staff, sent off to private schools-and largely ignored by their parents. Publishing magnate Nelson Doubleday's daughter, Neltje, was raised to assume her place as a society matron. But beneath a seemingly idyllic childhood, darker currents ran: a colorful but alcoholic father whose absences left holes, a mother incapable of love, a family divided by money and power struggles, and a secret that drove the young woman into emotional isolation. North of Crazy is her story-written with the same fierce passion, wit, and emotion that drove her off the conventional path to reconstruct her life from base zero. She became an artist, cattle rancher, and entrepreneur. This program includes a prologue and epilogue read by the author.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Patricia Kalember

Length:

12h 24m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

36:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

37:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

24:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

46:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

25:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

33:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

33:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

39:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

32:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

49:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

32:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

30:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

32:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

30:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

37:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

26:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

29:53


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

34:05


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

29:26


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

00:34