George Demoulas Fights for Identity in the Midst of Family Dysfunction

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Son of wealthy entrepreneur shares hardships of growing up in poverty in new book.

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Feeling an overwhelming need to tell my story for my mother and siblings, I hope my memoir will turn others’ suffering into inspiration and empower them to never lose hope.

When Arthur Demoulas and his family emigrated from Greece to Ellis Island, their hope was to begin building a better life for generations to come.

Arthur Demoulas went on to create a multi-billion dollar corporation that would position his eldest son, John Demoulas, as the direct beneficiary of the family’s fortune.

Becoming entangled in a life of gluttony and disgrace, John Demoulas abandoned his mistress and their five children, including George Demoulas.

George Demoulas’ new memoir, “Illegit” chronicles the loneliness, abandonment and addiction he faced as his father deserted the family and lived an unattached life with no interest in acknowledging him as a son.

After fighting to prove his legacy through DNA analysis and determined to thrive despite these setbacks, Demoulas has embraces his struggles and since become a successful entrepreneur.

“I believe experience to be the greatest teacher,” Demoulas said. “Feeling an overwhelming need to tell my story for my mother and siblings, I hope my memoir will turn others’ suffering into inspiration and empower them to never lose hope.”

The Demoulas family’s American dream led to corporate greed and deception, which ultimately sparked an internal family feud that would continue for decades. Despite the turbulence, in 2014 Forbes ranked the Demoulas family as the 104th richest family in America, with a net worth of $2.2 billion.

“Illegit: A Memoir of Family Intrigue, Wealth and Cruel Indifference”
By George Demoulas
ISBN: 9781496933300
Available in softcover and hardcover
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and AuthorHouse online bookstores

About the author
George Demoulas currently works as an interior designer. Believing that self worth comes from within, Demoulas embraces his upbringing and works to transform the negative aspects of life each day. After struggling with substance and alcohol abuse that nearly killed him, Demoulas has since been sober for the last 28 years. With a deep commitment to seek justice against all odds, Demoulas is proud to share how he has prevailed against his father and family. Demoulas currently resides in Lowell, Massachusetts.

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