We Used to Own the Bronx: Memoirs of a Former Debutante


"...refreshingly direct...Pell uses her lively memoir of growing up in aristocratic style to ask a series of provocative questions: is it possible to choke on a silver spoon? What good is a sense of entitlement? Are riches wasted on the rich? ... To her lasting credit, "We Used to Own the Bronx" is a graceful object lesson in how perspective is gained not all at once but by accretion, the reward of years of methodical observation."--truthdig.com

"...first-rate...absolutely fascinating..."We Used to Own the Bronx" is written from a rare combination of inside and outside. Both are essential." --New York Social Diary