Elder abuse spares no one—not even the rich and famous. Just look at high-profile cases involving Mickey Rooney, Brooke Astor, Stan Lee, and Katherine Jackson. Now another survivor of elder abuse is Beverley Schottenstein, the 94-year-old matriarch of the Schottenstein retail dynasty.
Beverley’s story is especially heartbreaking as the villains who preyed on her were her own grandsons, Evan and Avi. After a long trial, they, along with J.P. Morgan Chase, were ordered to pay millions of dollars in restitution.
Cathy Schottenstein is Beverley’s granddaughter and provides an inside perspective of this scandal, which is far from over. Look out for the anticipated publication of Cathy’s riveting memoir, Twisted: Conflict, Madness, and the Redemptive Power of a Granddaughter’s Love. This is the first book ever written about the fiercely private Schottenstein clan of Columbus, Ohio, widely regarded as one of the most religious, influential, and philanthropic families in Columbus and around the world.
Twisted is a memoir about coming to terms with incongruent identities. It also illuminates how the author’s quest to save her beloved nonagenarian grandmother from her own blood ultimately saved her too. The book poses the question: How can we safeguard the well-being of the most vulnerable among us?
With interest mounting, we invite you to visit cathyschottenstein.com, and let us hear from you!