Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune is a non-fiction book by the American authors Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr. about the heiress Huguette Clark (1906–2011), daughter of the copper baron and United States Senator William A. Clark (1839–1925), one of the wealthiest men in the world at the time. The book chronicles both William and Huguette's life, including Huguette's decision to live the last 20 or so years of her life in hospitals in New York City, despite owning multiple homes and a fortune worth more than $300 million.
Empty Mansions debuted at Number 1 on The New York Times bestseller list for e-books, and Number 4 for hardcover books, for the week ending September 14, 2013. It was on the New York Times bestseller list for 13 weeks, and on the Los Angeles Times bestseller list for 37 weeks. Empty Mansions also appeared on bestseller lists from Publishers Weekly, IndieBound independent booksellers, National Public Radio, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Maclean’s magazine in Canada.Originally published in the United States and Canada, Empty Mansions has been published in translation in China, Brazil, and Italy, and also published in English in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries.
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