This Crazy Thing Called Love by Susan Braudy
The Golden World and Fatal Marriage of Ann and Billy Woodward

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An account of the murder of an heir to a banking fortune by his wife describes how a beautiful actress from impoverished rural Kansas won the love of banking heir Billy Woodward, only to shoot him in 1955 in their Oyster Bay home. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.

About Susan Braudy

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Susan Braudy was born in Philadelphia and was educated at Bryn Mawr, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale. She has written for many magazines, including the "New York Times, "Newsweek, and "The Atlantic Monthly. She is the author of four previous books, among them This Crazy Thing Called Love. She lives in New York City.
Published August 4, 1992 by Knopf. 484 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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By the time Braudy finishes with the facts, there's no doubt that both Capote and Dunne were swimming in fantasy, that the death was an accident (Ann apparently thought that Billy was an intruder), and that Ann was victimized by the snobbery of the ultrarich, who exiled her after Billy's death.

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