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Lisa Napoli – “Ray and Joan”

February 8, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Meet The Author. Veteran reporter Lisa Napoli discusses her book, “Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald’s Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away,” the first in-depth look at the passionate and tumultuous relationship between billionaire fast-food magnate Ray Kroc and his third wife, Joan, a liberal and brash Midwesterner who risked her marriage and reputation to promote controversial causes in which she believed. It’s a sweeping portrait of the McDonald’s story – from how Ray’s billions were acquired to how Joan gave them away. Ray’s death left Joan with a staggering fortune and she gave away billions to a variety of organizations. The book shines a spotlight on one of the most influential and mysterious philanthropists of our time. Books will be for sale and the event will conclude with a book signing. Enjoy a McDonald’s surprise! Registration is not required. Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center. Sponsored by The Sheridan at Green Oaks.



Highland Park Library
494 Laurel Avenue
Highland Park, IL 60035