9 episodes

Staggering success, unexpected loss, over-the-top parties, shocking betrayals, and profound intimacy are woven together into a high-profile family-therapy session. The Just Enough Family follows the meteoric rise and staggering fall of the Steinbergs, once one of America’s richest families, through the eyes of Liz Lange— successful fashion designer, captivating storyteller, and niece of the infamous corporate raider Saul Steinberg. Host Ariel Levy (The New Yorker, The Rules do Not Apply), Liz’s friend, gets an inside look at what happened to the once seemingly invincible clan. New money, old secrets, and the fine line between success and excess, from executive producer Melinda Shopsin (Mystery Show) and Three Uncanny Four Productions.

The Just Enough Family Three Uncanny Four

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 521 Ratings

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Staggering success, unexpected loss, over-the-top parties, shocking betrayals, and profound intimacy are woven together into a high-profile family-therapy session. The Just Enough Family follows the meteoric rise and staggering fall of the Steinbergs, once one of America’s richest families, through the eyes of Liz Lange— successful fashion designer, captivating storyteller, and niece of the infamous corporate raider Saul Steinberg. Host Ariel Levy (The New Yorker, The Rules do Not Apply), Liz’s friend, gets an inside look at what happened to the once seemingly invincible clan. New money, old secrets, and the fine line between success and excess, from executive producer Melinda Shopsin (Mystery Show) and Three Uncanny Four Productions.

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    Icarus

    Icarus

    Saul suffers a massive stroke at fifty-five— he is transformed from a fearsome capitalist into someone else entirely—and in his stead, Bobby presides over the largest insurance collapse in history—but Liz always lands on her feet.
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    • 39 min
    The Three Kisses

    The Three Kisses

    Liz always thought of her father as her “beacon,” so she is stunned and devastated when she gives him a loyalty test—and he fails.

    • 32 min
    The Magic Kingdom

    The Magic Kingdom

    Liz and Jane—and most of New York City—were dazzled by the gorgeous woman with the strange name who Saul took up with after his second divorce: Gayfryd. Meanwhile, Kathy and Bobby seemed to be competing for who could spend more extravagantly, and their marriage unraveled.
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    • 33 min
    Pollyanna

    Pollyanna

    When Liz married Jeff Lange everyone thought she’d won the lottery, but ultimately his mental illness led to a tragic end that challenged even Liz’s relentless Pollyanna optimism.

    • 25 min
    It’s a Wasp World

    It’s a Wasp World

    Saul was a genius—a business phenomenon who went to Wharton at sixteen, had a publicly-traded company by the end of his twenties, and led a “Halston kind of life” dating models and going to Studio 54—but the gentile establishment stood in his way when he went after august institutions like the Chemical Bank.

    • 31 min
    Pumpkins and Monkeys

    Pumpkins and Monkeys

    Liz learned about glamour from her mother, Kathy—a “shopper’s shopper”—whom she fought with all the time as a kid, to the great distress of her little sister, Jane, and their father, Bobby.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
521 Ratings

521 Ratings

amfm450 ,

So well done!!

I love how this show presents the story. Super gripping, vulnerable and real. Thank u

Asllolwtf ,

It’s definitely interesting…

But the timeline is confusing. We just get a look at dark corners, but very little particulars. I listened to 5 episodes and I still can’t really get a sense of whether this is supposed to be a narrative or vignettes.
The whole episode with Jeff, her ex husband, felt really rushed and unclear and was in poor taste. I understand he adversely affected her, but it seemed gross to talk about a mentally ill man who wound up taking his own life as weird.

patallbee ,

Absolutely brilliant

This would be a compelling story in anyone’s hands, but it is next level great. The production is top notch. I could listen to Liz reading her grocery list to me. Perfection; Brava!

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