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By John Sedgwick

While engaged on his moment novel, John Sedgwick spiraled right into a melancholy so profound that it pretty much led to suicide. An writer acclaimed for his intimate literary tours into the rarified, moneyed enclave of Brahmin Boston, he made up our minds to go looking for the roots of his malaise within the heritage of his personal storied family—one of America's oldest and so much awesome. Following a bloodline that travels from Theodore Sedgwick, compatriot of George Washington and John Adams, to Edie Sedgwick, Andy Warhol's tragic muse, John Sedgwick's very own trip of self-discovery turned anything a long way better: a spellbinding examine of the evolution of a unprecedented American family.

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