Marilyn Moss Rockefeller discusses her new book, Mountain Girl: From Barefoot to Boardroom. In this enthralling memoir, Rockefeller details her colorful journey from her humble beginnings on an Appalachian farm to the helm of a multimillion-dollar company. Although she faced immense challenges and instability during her youth, Rockefeller’s tenacity, determination, and innate charm led her to a life filled with extraordinary experiences and remarkable people.
· Hosting Andy Warhol and The Velvet Underground at her home during one of his art shows
· Participating in a private cooking lesson at Julia Child’s home
· Traveling with Carroll Shelby and the Ford Racing Team
· Helping celebrated designer Bill Moss build “paper” dome houses in North Haven
· Transforming Moss Inc, a struggling small business, into a multi-million-dollar company
· Crashing a Rockefeller’s plane (which in turn, sparked a romance that led to marriage!)
From the mountains of West Virginia to the executive suite of a million-dollar company to marrying into America's most famous family, Marilyn Moss Rockefeller's life has been one long adventure. Rockefeller's childhood reads like a sad country song, but the heartbreak and pain only fueled her determination to grab the world by the harness and ride with her dynamic combination of guts, luck, charm, and intellect. Along the way, she appeared nude in an art film, crashed a plane and lived to tell about it, and co-founded the iconic Moss Tents. Her memoir Mountain Girl is a moving recollection of a notorious and victorious life―one that shows how a little spitfire and a lot of soul can take a person from barefoot in Appalachia to the boardrooms of industry without losing that special something or selling out. In her own words, Rockefeller writes about a remarkable life that has been "well-lived, and a hoot to boot."