A daughter of American royalty, Eileen Rockefeller is the first woman in the Rockefeller family to write a memoir of growing up with fame and fortune and finding her own voice within its storied history. The great-granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller and the daughter of David and Peggy Rockefeller, she reveals what it was like to grow up as the youngest of six children and 22 cousins in one of the world's most famous families. Eileen learned in childhood that great wealth and fame could open almost any door, but they could not buy a sense of personal worth.
A proponent of agricultural and environmental sustainability, a national leader in mind/body practices to promote health, and a pioneer in the practice of strategic philanthropy, Eileen Rockefeller has succeeded in her attempts to live up to her heritage. She has learned that real power and richness come not from material goods but from our relationships with one another.
Recorded On: Wednesday, September 25, 2013