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Sweet and Low - A Family Story

Rich Cohen

Sweet and Low is the amazing, bittersweet, hilarious story of an American family and its patriarch, a short-order cook named Ben Eisenstadt who, in the years after World War II, invented the sugar packet and Sweet'N Low, converting his Brooklyn cafeteria into a factory and amassing the great fortune that would destroy his family. It is also the story of immigrants to the New World, sugar, saccharine, obesity, and the health and diet craze, played out across countries and generations but also within the life of a single family, as the fortune and the factory passed from generation to generation. The author, Rich Cohen, a grandson (disinherited, and thus set free, along with his mother and siblings), has sought the truth of this rancorous, colorful history, mining thousands of pages of court documents accumulated in the long and sometimes corrupt life of the factor, and conducting interviews with members of his extended family. Along the way, the forty-year family battle over the fortune moves into its titanic phase, with the money and legacy up for grabs. Sweet and Low is the story of this struggle, a strange comic farce of machinations and double dealings, and of an extraordinary family and its fight for the American dream.

Sweet and Low is the amazing, bittersweet, hilarious story of an American family and its patriarch, a short-order cook named Ben Eisenstadt who, in the years after World War II, invented the sugar packet and Sweet'N Low, converting his Brooklyn cafeteria into a factory and amassing the great fortune that would destroy his family. It is also the story of immigrants to the New World, sugar, saccharine, obesity, and the health and diet craze, played out across countries and generations but also within the life of a single family, as the fortune and the factory passed from generation to generation. The author, Rich Cohen, a grandson (disinherited, and thus set free, along with his mother and siblings), has sought the truth of this rancorous, colorful history, mining thousands of pages of court documents accumulated in the long and sometimes corrupt life of the factor, and conducting interviews with members of his extended family. Along the way, the forty-year family battle over the fortune moves into its titanic phase, with the money and legacy up for grabs. Sweet and Low is the story of this struggle, a strange comic farce of machinations and double dealings, and of an extraordinary family and its fight for the American dream.
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Sweet and Low is the amazing, bittersweet, hilarious story of an American family and its patriarch, a short-order cook named Ben Eisenstadt who, in the years after World War II, invented the sugar packet and Sweet'N Low, converting his Brooklyn cafeteria into a factory and amassing the great fortune that would destroy his family. It is also the story of immigrants to the New World, sugar, saccharine, obesity, and the health and diet craze, played out across countries and generations but also within the life of a single family, as the fortune and the factory passed from generation to generation. The author, Rich Cohen, a grandson (disinherited, and thus set free, along with his mother and siblings), has sought the truth of this rancorous, colorful history, mining thousands of pages of court documents accumulated in the long and sometimes corrupt life of the factor, and conducting interviews with members of his extended family. Along the way, the forty-year family battle over the fortune moves into its titanic phase, with the money and legacy up for grabs. Sweet and Low is the story of this struggle, a strange comic farce of machinations and double dealings, and of an extraordinary family and its fight for the American dream.

Language:

English

Length:

7h 41m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:36


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:29


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:22


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:53


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:00


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:40


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:48


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:38


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:01


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:16


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:52


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:01


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:25


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:24


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:35


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:16


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:00


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:31


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:01


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:11


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:13


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:42


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

10:01


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:28


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:43


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:18


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:58


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:28


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:15


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:14


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:17


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:35


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:33


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:13


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:54


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:27


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:00


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:03


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:26


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:00


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:34


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:00


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:33