Gloria Vanderbilt And Sons Run In New York Swiss-born socialite Gloria Vanderbilt runs down the street with her two sons Anderson Cooper and Carter Vanderbilt Cooper - New York, New York. (Photo by Susan Wood/Getty Images)
Correspondence between the CNN journalist and his celebrated mother, exchanged in the aftermath of the latter's brief illness, shares a rare window into their relationship and the life lessons imparted by an aging mother to her adult son.
Socialite and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt poses for a portrait session with her sons Anderson Cooper and Carter Vanderbilt Cooper (left) in their home in circa 1969 in Southampton, Long Island, New York. (Photo by Jack Robinson/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)