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Word of Mouth

Death of the Trophy Wife

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In those gin-soaked days of yesteryear, a beautiful woman on the arm was an executive’s secret weapon for landing the deal.  A young knock-out by your side signaled power, style, and proof that you had it all. Just ask all those Mad Men...

That was then.

Tina Cassidy asks in the Boston Globe whether the trophy wife has faded into history. Tina’s a former editor and correspondent at the Globe, and author of a new book out about Jackie O in the year after Aristotle Onassis died.