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mobi ☆ doc Ray Joan 9781101984956 ´ Lisa Napoli ´ [PDF / Epub] ★ Ray Joan By Lisa Napoli – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk The  dramatic  relationship between Ray Kroc the man who amassed a fortune as chairman of one of America’s most controversial and iconic companies—McDonald’s—and the passionate womaNd dark secret something she was reluctant to publicly reveal Those close to them compared their relationship to that of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton And yet this volatility paved the way for Joan’s transformation into one of the greatest philanthropists of our time A force in the peace movement she produced activist films books and music and ultimately gave away billions of dollars including landmark gifts to the Salvation Army and NPRTogether the two stories form a compelling portrait of the twentieth century a story of big business big love and big givi Who knew After watching Michael Keaton in The Founder I became curious about Ray Croc tho this has a bit about Joan Great book club book FYI I think the movie did a great job of not stepping on toes and presenting Croc's personality towards the end of the movie

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Her deeplyRay Kroc was peddling franchises around the country for a fledgling hamburger stand in the s McDonald’s it was called when he entered a St Paul supper club and encountered a beautiful young piano player who would change his life forever The attraction between Ray and Joan was instantaneous and instantly problematic Yet even the fact that both were married to other people couldn’t derail their roller coaster of a romanceTo the outside world Ray and Joan were happy enormously rich and giving But privately Joan was growing troubled over Ray’s temper a What do you know about the guy who acuainted you at a relatively early age with two all beef patties special sauce lettuce cheese pickles onions on a sesame seed bun When a cadre of singers he paid for belted out “you deserve a break today” did you buy in Most of us have and many of us continue to But have you ever wondered about the life of the guy who made it all happenThis book is for you if you’ve ever thought much about what went into those iconic fries served under the even iconic arches It’s an excellent balance of story and names and dates Nowhere here does Napoli bog down in McDonald’s minutia and a lesser writer almost surely would have You’ll read about the two brothers who started the first franchises and their eventual introduction to Ray Kroc the hotshot salesman from Chicago I was fascinated to read of the company’s beginnings Remember Willard Scott the weather guy He was a hair breath away from being the voice of Ronald McDonald You’ll read about that connection in this book and why it all fell apartKroc was an interesting individual to say the least He was well to the right of center in terms of his politics He was apparently an abusive controlling drunk But he knew how to deliver a hamburger and fries to the average American in 20 seconds from the moment their order was placed early onSan Diego baseball fans who were cognizant of the hometown team in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s were well acuainted with Kroc as the team owner He even delivered a speech once in which he apologized to the fans for the performance of the playersThere are a million tiny facts that await you as you clear away that used hamburger wrapper and dive into this You’ll read about the extramarital affair that ultimately brought Ray and Joan together She was the wife of one of his franchisees in South Dakota You’ll read about Joan’s transformation from dutiful wife with no political leanings during Kroc’s life to the ardent Democrat who gave to liberal causes and vehemently supported the Mondale presidential campaign in 1984 I’ve only barely touched on the facts Napoli so skillfully presents She narrates her own book and she delivers a crisp button down narration that will appeal to you Her voice is nicely modulated and her pacing is perfect for the book When you combine her skillful narration with her excellence in writing this you have a book that makes the lives of these people much interesting than they would be without her thoughtful organization and writing My only complaint and it’s a rather unspecific one is that it felt like Joan Kroc was presented as an angel from on high who took the old drunk abusive conservative’s money and did amazing things with it I suppose that’s probably true but the book doesn’t look at the potential for waste or even fraud in a situation where the merry widow deliriously hands out checks while despising the paperwork that would traditionally be involved in philanthropy I enjoyed the book because the fast food chain has been such an integral part of my admittedly unhealthy lifestyle for so long When my children were small the company actually had braille on its soft drink lids At opposite ends of the lid were the words “other” and “diet” I taught my daughters how to scratch out the dot five in the r of other which turned the letter from an r to an l the dot three in the o of other which turned the o into an e and the dot five in the t of diet which turned the t into an s I would then somberly intone horrific tales of a serial killer who scrupulously investigated all the women he could find whose name was Ethel murder them and leave a McDonald’s soft drink lid on the body with the dots scratched out as I had taught them With those dots scratched out the lid read “Ethel Dies”While other little girls innocently drew in Ronald McDonald coloring books or played in the ubiuitous play places my hapless daughters were scratching out braille dots and being horrified by stories of the evil soft drink lid serial killer I have no idea how they turned out as decently as they haveSo do read this book Alas since there are no longer braille on McDonald’s lids you can’t scratch out those dots and create scary stories but you can read this and enjoy both the talent of the writer and the excellence of the narrator

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Ray JoanThe  dramatic  relationship between Ray Kroc the man who amassed a fortune as chairman of one of America’s most controversial and iconic companies McDonald’s and the passionate woman his wife Joan who then gave that fortune awayRay Joan is a uintessentially American tale of corporate intrigue and private passion a struggling Mad Men–era salesman with a vision for a fast food franchise that would become one of the world’s most enduring brands and a beautiful woman willing to risk her marriage and her reputation to promote controversial causes that touched This is the fascinating zany true life story of the Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton of fast food restaurants Joan Ray Kroc’s third wife ultimately gave away billions dollars of the McDonald’s fortune to causes she supported making her one of the biggest philanthropists of the 20th centuryBacklist bump Furious Love Elizabeth Taylor Richard Burton and the Marriage of the Century by Sam Kashner and Nancy SchoenbergerTune in to our weekly podcast dedicated to all things new books All The Books