Books Tom Sancton Books by Tom Sancton Tom Sancton has written books about: Nonfiction History & Society Business & Economy Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Tom Sancton NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2017's Great Reads December 5, 2017 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 350 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Author Interviews 'The Bettencourt Affair': Extravagant Friendship Or Cruel Swindle? August 12, 2017 Cosmetics heiress Liliane Bettencourt lavished money and gifts on her friend, photographer François-Marie Banier. Then, her daughter sparked a decade of scandal by accusing Banier of abusing her. 'The Bettencourt Affair': Extravagant Friendship Or Cruel Swindle? Listen · 7:33 7:33 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/542891936/542998663" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Book Reviews L'Oreal's Dark Roots Are On Display In 'The Bettencourt Affair' August 12, 2017 A former Paris bureau chief for Time, Tom Sancton is the perfect chronicler of l'affaire Bettencourt — the juicy swirl of scandal, bribery and dark doings that fascinated France for a decade.