The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son on Life, Love, and Loss
A charming and intimate collection of correspondence between #1 New York Times bestselling author Anderson Cooper and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, that offers timeless wisdom and a revealing glimpse into their lives.
Anderson Cooper’s intensely busy career as a journalist for CNN and CBS’ 60 Minutes affords him little time to spend with his ninety-one year old mother. Aft...more
While there will be hardships & trials we may feel we cannot overcome, we can.…moreLife is fluid. It's ever moving & changing from one moment to the next.
While there will be hardships & trials we may feel we cannot overcome, we can. All in all, the love & loss we experience can either leave us cold and broken or we can accept that it happened, it's painful, & we may always have questions, but in the end, we create our own world & happiness.
The other takeaway (for me) is that we're all dying. Don't wait until the end to ask questions or get to know people. Looking at this from the perspective of a daughter, there are many stories my parents have that I know I've no knowledge about. My father is an immigrant in his 80s, but I don't know about him as a person... Only what I've observed growing up. After reading this book, I'd say my takeaway is to take the time to get to know him before it's too late... And I already nearly lost that chance once.(less)
.......Anderson Cooper and his 91 year old mother, Gloria Vanderbilt are both
Two famous people: mother and son...have a personal conversation....taken from a year long e-mail exchange.
Anderson asks questions about his mother's childhood - she gives intimate answers.
I listened to the audiobook.
Gloria shares about being a little girl, growing up with no men in her life- without a
father. She shares about her troubled relationship with ...more
This though is all I knew, no details about their lives, and truth ...more
Gloria Vanderbilt and Anderson Cooper
This book is based on email correspondence between journalist Anderson Cooper and his nonagenarian mother Gloria Vanderbilt. Though perhaps not so well known today, Gloria was once a darling of the media. During her long and eventful life Gloria was an heiress, socialite, actress, artist, designer, fashion mogul, and author. She had numerous affairs with famous men and was married four times. All this made Gloria fascinating to the public.
Gloria Vanderbilt w ...more
Lovely and heartbreaking, it was wonderful to ...more
2017 Lenten season nonfiction read #1
I did not know this, but Gloria Vanderbilt is an accomplished magazine correspondent and artist. No clue she's also the author of eight books. But unfortunately we know her for a pair of jeans from 1979, which seems so unattached from the child fought over in the "poor little rich girl" custody battle of the 1940s.
Anderson Cooper, her youngest son and the CNN and 60 minutes reporter, cow ...more
Years ago my husband and I read and enjoyed the book Little Gloria... Happy at Last about the child Gloria Vanderbilt and the famous custody battle between her neglectful mother and her Aunt Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. My husband's interest goes way back, you see, as his Grandmother Jenny claimed that they were descended from Cornelius Vanderbilt (they were, actually, but not THAT Cornelius--that was quite a common name in the 1700s it turns out. She also said they came fro ...more
This book is basically Gloria’s memoir, although it is a year-long collection of e-mails between mother and son that often reads like an interview by journalist Cooper. In his desire to kn ...more
The emails are compiled into this honest and heartfelt memoir reflecting on their lives, relationships, and their thoughts about li ...more
Well, this truly is the exception. Enough for me to give it the 5th star. Enjoyable, loving, heart-warming, approaching emotive truth, and just completely well done in word form. All of t ...more
Vanderbilt and Cooper are the last survivors in their immediate family. When his mother was hospitalized at ninety-one, ...more
There are two aspects, equally fascinating, to these memoirs. First, the personal, family story. And second, the "celebrity" story.
Rainbow is first and foremost the story of the unrequited love of a child for her parents, a father who died of alcoholism at the age of 45 when Gloria was a baby, and a mo ...more
This is billed as an email exchange between Anderson Cooper and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, but it is actually an email interview. Professional interviewer that he is, Anderson reveals little about himself and gives his mother openings to tell her story.
Gloria has led as full a life as any world leader or talking head he has encountered on his job. Unlike them, she is 92, and has no need to measure how her words might build or sink a career. Also, at 92, she has had a lot more time than othe ...more
We learn of the similarities between mother and so ...more
From the moment I saw Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt talking about this book I knew I had to have it. A book of e-mails between mother and son over the 91st year of a mother's life; what a way to be able to say all that needs to be said. I didn't know anything about Gloria Vanderbilt and her storied life of heartbreak, rejection, love and money. Hers in such an interesting story to read. To learn that Anderson Cooper is her ...more
Gloria had an unusual childhood, being separated from her mother and being close to her governess and nanny. Her mother was too busy having fun and traveling to pay any attention to Gloria.
When Gloria had her children she vowed to be a part of their lives and enjoy motherhood.
Part of the book Anderson tells of his feelings of not remembering his father Wyatt Cooper, and the death of his brother Carter.
At ninety two Gloria and ...more
Gloria Vanderbilt undoubtedly has a ...more
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Cooper is the younger son of the writer Wyatt Emory Cooper and the ar ...more