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Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald's Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away

  • Lisa Napoli
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  • ISBN-10: 1410496708
  • ISBN-13: 9781410496706
  • DDC: B
  • Shipping Weight: 1.40 lbs ( .64 kgs)
  • 592 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released February 2017



This fall, the movie The Founder will focus the spotlight on Ray Kroc, who amassed a fortune as the chairman of McDonalds. But what about his wife, Joan, who became famous for giving that fortune away? In Ray & Joan, Lisa Napoli tells the fascinating story behind the historic couple — a quintessentially American tale of corporate intrigue and private passion.

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Customer Reviews

A fascinating look at the founding couple behind a world-altering corporation and far-reaching generosity.

— Booklist (starred)

Napoli skillfully assembles the saga of their lives as a couple and just as skillfully portrays Joan's blossoming as a philanthropic force after Ray's death . . . A book characterized by deep research and a seamless weaving together of the details of different lives.

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)

Napoli’s energetic, slightly tabloidesque narrative style make this a must-read for anyone who loves a good love story behind a business success.

— Publishers Weekly