News about Joan’s New York apartment going on the market has been all over the media. In a recent article in The Wall Street Journal, Melissa talks about her reasons for selling it and about five of her mother’s favorite things in the apartment, including where they came from and what they meant.
About the stool pictured above, Melissa says:
“Mom always sat on this baroque-style foot stool in the library when she was on the phone or in meetings. Sitting on the stool was her way of strengthening her posture, which was extremely important to her. Half my life I was told not to slouch. Mom, on the other hand, could fall asleep sitting.”