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User Topic: Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
Afraid2LoveAgain
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Default  Posted: 9:57 PM, January 27th (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

This is a fictionalized account of the affair of Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney. I know in real life she was murdered at Taliesin as well as her two children by a man working at the house. It is a heartbreaking real life story.

Wright and Cheney ran off together, to Germany, leaving their spouses and nine children behind. The hometown newspaper runs articles outing their affair--with interviews from the betrayed spouses. Neither Catherine Wright nor Edwin Cheney place any blame on their respective wayward spouses laying all of the blame on the other person. Mamah Cheney goes into a tailspin--not because of her destruction of both families but because she will now be forever known as an adulterer.

She goes to hear Ellen Key speak--a widely respected Swedish feminist. Key was also an other woman earlier in her life and blathers on about true love being more important than anything else and how marriages where love has died, blah, blah, blah. Really sickening, self justifying bull shit.

I'm about half way through and probably that's all I'm going to read.


BW -- 57
Divorced 2001
Reconciled with Un-Ex 2008.
Re-marriage planned for what would have been our 35th anniversary.

Posts: 400 | Registered: Jul 2006 | From: NC
Williesmom
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Default  Posted: 11:21 AM, January 28th (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I ready the entire book, and it made me sick also.


You can stuff your sorries in a sack, mister. -George Costanza
There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women. - Madeleine Albright

Posts: 7038 | Registered: Feb 2009 | From: Western PA
Afraid2LoveAgain
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Default  Posted: 1:04 PM, January 28th (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Well, I finished the entire book. I felt like crying for those poor children. What a horrible tragedy.


BW -- 57
Divorced 2001
Reconciled with Un-Ex 2008.
Re-marriage planned for what would have been our 35th anniversary.

Posts: 400 | Registered: Jul 2006 | From: NC
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