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Are you into the glamorous world of style and fashion? Or intrigued by jaw-dropping true crime stories? If you answered yes to either question, you're going to love Oxygen Book Club's November pick.
Oxygen Book Club highlights books in the crime sphere each month and feature exclusive interviews, guided discussions, and more. For the month of November, we'll be reading "House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed" by Sara Gay Forden. The subtitle really says it all about this true crime read, which dives into the 1995 murder of Maurizio Gucci, heir to the Gucci fashion fortune.
Gucci was shot to death on the steps to his office in Milan, Italy. A suspect quickly emerged: his ex-wife, Patrizia Reggiani. Potential motives for her swirled — Gucci's overspending, the possibility of his marriage to his mistress. Of course, questions also arose whether Reggiani was really behind the murder at all.
The book not only focuses on the relationship between Gucci and Reggiani and the investigation into his killing, but also on the rise, fall, and resurgence of the Gucci fashion brand. It's a peek into a glitzy, glamorous world, a riveting look at a disturbing murder, and an intelligent dive into a global business all at once. Plus, you'll want to read the book soon: A film inspired by the book called "House of Gucci" is hitting theaters this year, with Lady Gaga and Adam Driver starring as the doomed couple. The Ridley Scott-directed film already seems to have the fashion part down pat, judging by the movie trailer.
"House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed" is a well-researched page turner — you'll find it hard to put this book down. Read along with Oxygen Book Club, and keep an eye out for our video interviews with Sara Gay Forden, as well as guided discussion questions. Happy reading!
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