Jell-O Girls: A Family History

Discussion on: 
10/07/2019 7:00 PM
Book by: 
Alice Rowbottom

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In 1899, Allie Rowbottom's great-great-great uncle bought the patent to Jell-O from it's inventor for $450.  The sale was one of the most profitable business deals in American history and the generations that followed enjoyed immense privilege but they were also haunted by suicides, cancer, alcoholism and mysterious ailments. This story is a family history and a story of motherhood, love and loss.