Neil Leist

Neil Leist

 

Yesterday, I met a famous photographer, Tony Vaccaro, who had photographed my brother in 1981. It was a year before my brother’s car accident. After two years in a coma, Neil passed. I’m more determined than ever to write a book on my brother’s life. Tony took photos of Presidents Kennedy, Obama, and Nixon. Famous stars like Sophia Lauren. Artists like Picasso and Georgia O’Keefe. And my brother, Neil Leist. Neil had just become the CEO and President of American Bakeries. He made his fortune in the commodities markets and was on his way to the top. The accident ended his dreams and mine.

This isn’t the photo taken by Tony Vaccaro. This photograph is the last one I have of my brother. 

6 thoughts on “Neil Leist

  1. Dan Antion December 16, 2019 / 4:32 pm

    I hope you are able to write that book some day. I think it would be a fascinating read.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Susanne Leist February 19, 2020 / 1:24 am

      I’m getting close to writing it. My writing has improved.

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  2. D.L. Finn, Author December 17, 2019 / 3:02 pm

    Sorry for your loss, Susanne. I think its a great idea to do the book and include those pictures.

    Liked by 1 person

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