The Just Enough Family

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The Just Enough Family

Publisher: Three Uncanny Four

Critic Rating: 5.0/5

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Staggering success, unexpected loss, over-the-top parties, shocking betrayals, and profound intimacy are woven together into a high-profile family-therapy session. The Just Enough Family follows the meteoric rise and staggering fall of the Steinbergs, once one of America’s richest families, through the eyes of Liz Lange— successful fashion designer, captivating storyteller, and niece of the infamous corporate raider Saul Steinberg. Host Ariel Levy (The New Yorker, The Rules do Not Apply), Liz’s friend, gets an inside look at what happened to the once seemingly invincible clan. New money, old secrets, and the fine line between success and excess, from execut...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Nicholas Quah - Vulture - Oct 6, 2021

"I didn’t expect to like The Just Enough Family as much as I did. For what it’s worth, I went into the podcast cold, knowing close to nothing about all that, yet I was transfixed all the same. They are captivating in their minimalism, for lack of better word. The focus is almost completely on the interview tape, which is often with as little hand-holding narration as possible. And when there is guidance from Levy, it is as a warm, active presence within the interviews themselves. Part of what’s really interesting about The Just Enough Family is how it dances along the line separating the alluring from the alienating, working to bring you to a sense of empathy for these people as individuals."

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