Many of you many have bottles with the name Cointreau on them in your liquor cabinet, but I knew nothing about this family until Tony Cointreau’s memoir, Ethel Merman, Mother Teresa… and me.
The memoir is inspiring and a great reminder that selfish pursuits are not what is truly important. When we learn to treat others well, life is a whole lot better for everyone.
Ethel Merman, Mother Teresa…and Me
My Improbable Journey from Châteaux in France to the Slums of Calcutta
by Tony Cointreau
Pub. date 2/15/14
Description: “How many people can count among their closest friends Ethel Merman (the Queen of Broadway), Mother Teresa (beatified by the Vatican in October, 2003), Lee Lehman, (wife of Robert Lehman, head of Lehman Brothers), Pierre Cardin (legendary couturier and major show-business force in Europe), and many others? Well, Tony Cointreau, a scion of the French liqueur family, can. After a successful international singing career, and several years on the Cointreau board of directors, he felt a need for something more meaningful in his life. His voice had taken him to the stage, and his heart took him to Calcutta. Tony’s memoir voices his opinion that he had no special gifts or talents to bring to Mother Teresa’s work and that if he could do it, then anyone could do it. In the end, all that really matters is a willingness to share even a small part of oneself with others.”
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