Thursday, September 28, 2006

Book Report: Oh the Glory of it All

I'm about 100 pages into this book about scandal and high society in San Francisco. Oh the Glory of it All is written by Sean Wilsey, stepson of the famous socialite Dede Wilsey. (You may remember Dede from earlier this month when she sponsored Opera in the Park). Thanks to Kate and mom for passing this book on to me.

Sean paints vivid portraits of his "evil stepmother" and wealthy San Francisco society. Pacific Height mansions, Napa weekend homes, helicopters, Trader Vic's, galas, 30 karat diamonds...it's a different world! And a very juicy world at that. At one point Sean's still married father was dating Dede, Danielle Steel and Dinah Shore all at the same time. Anyone who lives in San Francisco or reads the society pages would definitely enjoy this book.

4 comments:

jordan said...

Oooh, I'm intrigued...

MissEm said...

It's very intriguing! Like "Dynasty" but set in San Francisco.

JonboySF said...

I work in the SF nonprofit world and met Al and Dede Wilsey a number of times. They are (were) both generous philanthropists. I view Dede kind of like Bill Gates...she's done some very sketchy things to get to where she is but will most likely be remembered for her philanthropy, most notably raising zillions of dollars for the deYoung and other charities. I guess, however, that if you're going to piss off your stepkids you'd better have a thick skin for when they write their tell-all expose!

MissEm said...

I do love the de Young and Opera in the Park - She's a good philanthropist for sure. It's the rest that makes for a good book!