I Didn't Bargain for This

Mitzi Perdue

Mitzi Perdue was raised as the daughter of an American hotel family--much like Paris Hilton. Her Dad, Ernest Flagg Henderson started the Sheraton Hotel chain with his brother and his college roommate after the three young men returned from World War I. Unlike many modern celebrity families, the Henderson's put a premium on hard work, family values, education and contributions to society. 

Ernest Henderson's youngest daughter Mitzi grew up to be a California rice farmer, Commissioner on the United States National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, a United States Delegate to the United Nations Conference on Women, news columnist and healthy lifestyle advocate on Maryland's Eastern Shore. 

Mitzi Perdue is the mother of two sons, and widow of the late Frank Perdue, President and CEO of Perdue Farms. Their love affair, friendship and marriage took them around the world and taught Mitzi life’s lessons which she shares with readers as "Frank Perdue's Ethical beliefs." 

This light-hearted and frank autobiography reveals life among the rich and famous. Mitzi Perdue shares first-hand memories about growing up as a privileged debutante who was always expected to make positive contributions to society. "I Didn't Bargain for This" is an American story about Mitzi Perdue, daughter and wife of two legendary American families-- the Hendersons of Massachusetts, founders of the Sheraton Hotel Chair and the Perdues of the Chicken company of Maryland.