I’m currently reading All the Money in the World by John Pearson.
The book is about the Getty family and in particular J. Paul Getty, an eccentric womanizer who refused to help save his grandson from his kidnappers. It starts from the beginning with J. Paul Getty’s parents and progresses from there, showing all the nuances and oddities of the characters.
So far, I’m enraptured. I wasn’t aware of the Getty family. I’m vaguely familiar with Getty Images (are the two related?) but not much more than that. The rich business men of old (and even today) have their own set of rules and ways of living that just sucks me in. I know they wouldn’t care about a lowlife like me but the money, big houses and glamour makes me want to know more about them. I guess being poor makes you want to know what people with money do if they don’t have to worry about it. People have a disdain for the rich but really who are we to judge? Every class has their problems, they’re just something we’re not used to.