Leonard Lauder, of Estée Lauder fame, is releasing a memoir in November, giving a glimpse into his personal life as well as sharing a few of his secrets to success for beauty entrepreneurs. As the son of Estée Lauder, Leonard will share stories about his mother as well as growing up within the business—it was founded in his mother's kitchen in 1946, and he has been with the company for 60 of those years.
According to HarperCollins, "Mr. Lauder, now known as The Estée Lauder Companies’ “Chief Teaching Officer,” reflects on his childhood growing up in, the struggles of the Great Depression, the vibrant decades of the post-World War II boom, and his work growing the company into the global beauty powerhouse leader it is today."
In addition to the beauty world, Lauder is heavily involved in the arts as the Chairman Emeritus of the Whitney Museum of American Art, and helped to establish the Leonard A. Lauder Research Centre for Modern Art as well as donated his Cubist collection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Today, Estée Lauder Companies owns popular beauty brands such as Clinique, MAC Cosmetics, Smashbox, Tom Ford and Bobbi Brown.
Lauder's memoir, titled The Company I Keep (HarperCollins), is available for preorder here.