The Ups, Downs and Downs Of A New York Divorce
A New York writer who document her rags to riches to rags to riches tale in a trilogy is now divorced.
Once a card carrying member of the 1%, her financial nest egg shattered during the 2008 fiscal fiasco.
Suzanne Corso, 50, made her name by writing the series about how the 2008 recession healed her marriage. Now, Anthony Corso, 54, has filed for divorce in Manhattan. The couple hope to focus on their college-age daughter and the divorce is uncontested.
Corso’s trilogy followed her life from her roots in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn to being the spouse of a high-powered Wall Street heavyweight.
The trilogy includes “Brooklyn Story,” “The Suite Life” and “Hello Hollywood” and begins with her as a 15-year-old who became trappeed in a deadl relationshihp with an older mobster boyfriend.
Corso followed that up with the story of meeting her dream guy — Anthony — while she talks about picking up the broken pottery of her shattering fairy tale. Immediately her life evolves into luxury.
“There were mansions, a private helicoptor, jewels and everything else expected when married to a powerful market-maker,” the New York Social Diary reflected.
Durinig the global financial meltdown in 2008, Corso estimates the couples’ losses to be $100 million.
“It makes one realize, what is the money really worth?” she told Fox News. The stories became the core of her books.
Anthony Corso is remaining quiet and is not discussing details surrounding the divorce and only said, “We’re both on the same page when it comes to raising our daughter.”
According to Suzanne, that daughter didn’t “think twice” aobut calling room service from their luxury residential hotel to order a $25 cheeseburger from room service.
In 2005, the Corso’s enjoyed an 11-room suite at the Ritz-Carlton. In recent interviews Corso reflected on the idea that she and Anthony may “have raised a spoiled child.”
Ironic, no? Just three-years later, the privileged lifestyle came crashing down when the couple’s fortune was wiped out. Not sure where their next rent check would come from, Corso now says it was the best thing that could have happened. “Hanging out with the uber-wealthy was dull and empt,” says Corso now. “If somoene gave me $100 million today, I’d give it back — in a heartbeat.”