Apples & Oranges: My Brother and Me, Lost and Found
How can two people share the same parents and turn out to be entirely different? Based on her vibrant memoir about a grown brother and sister who could not be more different coming together in the face of all that conspires to keep them apart, Ms. Brenner draws on personal experiences to explore the largely untapped subject of sibling relations.
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Great Dames: What I Learned from Older Women
Ten outstanding women of the century, including Thelma Brenner, the first great dame her daughter ever knew. Their lives were both gloriously individual and yet somehow universal. They were mighty warriors and social leaders, women of aspiration who persevered. They lived through the Great Depression and a world war. Circumstances did not defeat them. They played on Broadway and in Washington. They had glamour, style, and intelligence. They dressed up the world.
Widely credited for bringing to international attention the attacks against the Jews of France, Marie Brenner has been a witness to the rise of anti Semitism in the world and inspires with her stories of those who are trying to call attention to it.
Marie Brenner is an author and Writer-at-Large for Vanity Fair.
Her newest book, Apples and Oranges: My Brother and Me, Lost and Found, is an extraordinary memoir—one that is heartbreakingly honest, funny and true. Drawing on personal experiences to explore the largely untapped subject of sibling relations, Apples and Oranges is about a grown brother and sister who could not be more different coming together in the face of all that conspires to keep them apart.
She has also published Great Dames: What I Learned from Older Women (Crown, 2000) and the bestselling House of Dreams, The Bingham Family of Louisville (Random House, 1989).
Ms. Brenner joined the staff of Vanity Fair in 1985; she has also been a contributing editor for New York magazine and The New Yorker, and has contributed articles to the New York Times Magazine and Vogue.
The winner of six Front Page awards for her journalism and the Frank Luther Mott Kappa Tau Alpha Award for research, Ms. Brenner’s 2003 investigation of the rise of anti-Semitism in France (“France’s Scarlet Letter”) made international news.
Her expose of the tobacco industry, “The Man Who Knew Too Much”, was the basis for the 1999 movie The Insider, which was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Her article “Erotomania” became the Lifetime movie Obsessed. The director Alex Gibney is currently developing her article “In the Kingdom of Big Sugar” for Tribeca Films.
Ms. Brenner lives in New York City.