Preview of Member Only Content
For full access: or Become a Member
Book Reviews: Innocent Spouse: A Memoir
By Lisa Harris
Book Reviews columns.
Innocent Spouse: A Memoir
By Carol Ross Joynt
Leona Helmsley aside, tax cases rarely make the news. In Carol Ross Joynt’s Innocent Spouse, the newsmaker was the tax case.At 22, Joynt worked as Walter Cronkite’s personal writer, went on to write and produce for Charlie Rose, and ultimately for Larry King. The name-dropping is slightly gratuitous but somewhat unavoidable with Joynt’s stature among the who’s who of American journalism.
While the bare facts of the story are compelling, the book is short on legal discourse. Aptly titled “A Memoir,”it is a detailed look at a decade of heartache and confusion in the wake of the early death of Joynt’s husband of more than 20 years. After wedding a man several years her senior and living in the lap of luxury for two decades with vacation homes, boats, trust funds, and the storied Georgetown bar called Nathans, all in her husband’s name, Joynt finds herself looking down the barrel of a nearly three million dollar IRS debt with her ow
Want to read more?
The Champion archive is reserved for NACDL members.
NACDL members, please login to read the rest of this article.
Not a member? Join now.
Or click here to see an overview of NACDL Member benefits.
See what NACDL members say about us.
To read the current issue of The Champion in its entirety, click here.
- Media inquiries: Contact NACDL's Director of Public Affairs & Communications Ivan J. Dominguez at 202-465-7662 or email@example.com
- Academic Requests: Full articles of The Champion Magazine are available for academic and research purposes in the WestLaw and LexisNexis databases.