Advance reader reviews of The Memory of All That by Katharine Weber.

The Memory of All That

George Gershwin, Kay Swift, and My Family's Legacy of Infidelities

By Katharine Weber

The Memory of All That
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  • Published in USA  Jul 2011,
    288 pages.

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  • Lesley F. (San Diego, CA)


    Fascinating Tell-all
    A well-told history - just when I thought I couldn't hear another thing about S. Kaufman (he reminded me of my ex) - Weber switched to the story of her grandmother and what a gratifying one! It was long ago, so many names are no longer familiar to the reading public but I can understand how time needed to pass before it could be talked about. Those who love a tell-all will love this tale. And what a strong women's story it is!
  • Annette S. (Duluth, GA)


    The Memory of All That
    A memoir of an eccentric and dysfunctional family that is at times difficult to read because of the trying situations that this family went through. It is told with all the names, and all the family disagreements. I found the section dealing with Kay Swift and George Gershwin fascinating, but so many of the other names mentioned were those I had never heard of.
  • Joan B. (Ellicott City, MD)


    THE MEMORY OF ALL THAT
    This book was a fascinating read. I wish I had had some background into the Warburg family before starting. The family was a part of the privileged and entitled "upper crust" during the early 20th century. Katherine Weber bravely tells about life with her dysfunctional father who was investigated by the FBI for decades. She then goes on to her grandmother's (Kay Swift) love affair with George Gershwin. Kay Swift was also a promiscuous, fascinating character, who was a renowned composer and pianist.
    Katherine Weber shares her life experiences and great compassion with the reader. This is one of my First Impressions that I have lots more to discuss.
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