publication date: Thursday, June 24, 2021 (part of Summer 2021)
clue: Unlike the characters tested in her novels, she escaped the trap of unhappiness, in her case a marriage to one of the world's richest men, recently making her one of the world's richest women and most prominent philanthropists.
explanation: Scott was married to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos from 1993 to 2019. Their divorce left her with $36 billion, nearly a quarter of which she has given away, and made her the third richest woman in the world. Her novels include The Testing of Luther Albright and Traps. more…