Eve Pell writes that she was raised as “American nobility” in a world of rarefied privilege, country clubs, mansions and servants. In her just-published memoir, “We Used to Own the Bronx: Memoirs of a Former Debutante,” Pell describes how she broke away from the role she said she’d been trained for.

Eve Pell 12 March,2009forum

Eve Pell, journalist, author and nationally ranked distance runner

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