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“Health is your most treasured gift. As long as you have it, you are independent, master of yourself. Illness grabs the soul. You plunge in and out of hope, fearing you will never recover. All that I have been, all that I am, all that I might become no longer exist. I am alone. Nothing can distract from the truth of this finality.” - Anderson Cooper & Gloria Vanderbilt

“The benefit of thinking you will die at fifty is that it can spur you to accomplish a lot of things at a young age, which is what I have attempted to do, but now the prospect of living longer makes me uncertain about the plans I’ve made.” - Anderson Cooper & Gloria Vanderbilt

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The Rainbow Comes and Goes is a story of the bond between a mother and her son, the difficulties of mother-daughter relationships, and the family ties (or lack thereof) that shape us into the adults whom we become. Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt are “rich and famous.” But that has little bearing on their ability to deliver profound wisdom on life, love, and loss—they have also experienced tragedies, abuses, births, deaths, successes and failures, just like the rest of us. It is an incorrect assumption that just because a person inherits wealth that they will lead a charmed and perfect life from the time they are born to the time they die.

The Vanderbilt name evokes a sense of legacy and massive fortunes. During the Gilded age, the Vanderbilt’s, along with the Rockefellers, Carnegie’s, and Morgan’s during that era of time, were one of the richest families in America. Fast forward to the fourth generation with the birth of Gloria Vanderbilt in 1924, and this is the story of her life told to her son Anderson Cooper. While reading, the story feels like eavesdropping on a private conversation. Intimate and revealing, this book leaves the reader feeling as if you know these people personally. The Rainbow Comes and Goes offers knowledge and introspective wisdom that only old age can bring.

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Published April 13, 2016 by FastReads. 20 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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