My stomach turned over your review of “Symptoms of Withdrawal,” by Christopher Kennedy Lawford, and “What Remains,” by Carole Radziwill. William Morrow/ HarperCollins Publishers. $ WHAT REMAINS A Memoir of Fate, Friendship, and Love. By Carole Radziwill. Illustrated. A stunning, tragic memoir about John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bissett, and his cousin Anthony Radziwill, by Radziwill’s widow, now a star of The Re.

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A friend of John’s was supposed to pick them up from the airport.

A brisk walk and swoosh and the doors swinging shut. Instead, she’s hit with the tragically cruel death s of John and Carolyn, leaving both she and Anthony to process and grieve all while being too emotionally drained to support each other, or really it seemed Pottery Barn IS expensive.

I think her best writing is in the beginning part, about her childhood in upstate New York. I also found Radziwill’s relationship with Carolyn to resemble more of a junior high school friendship, hinging upon whether or not Radziwill wore the kind of clothes Carolyn approved of and getting engraved “secret friends forever” rings.

Aug 29, Kate rated it really liked it Shelves: She speaks of everyone in her husband’s family in such a derogatory manner, it really turned me off. Interestingly, she like Rielle Hunter tried to prove her working class sensibility by mentioning that she furnished her home with remaains from the Pottery Barn. Yet, she exposed all of them in detail.

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I have read many memoirs and what separates the ok ones from the great ones is honesty. A Memoir of Fate, Friendship, and Love. I was jolted by the reality that while John was making late night calls to Carole about Anthony’s near-death condition, he had no idea that he himself whwt even closer to death’s doorstep.

I’m renains why she shared that. Carole was thrust into raxziwill world of pomp and circumstance that accompanies the affluence and title of her future husband that contrasted greatly to her humble upbringing. My curiosity grew as I wanted to know more about her, her experience of marrying into a Polish royal carolle, and her befriending John F.


Return to Book Page. Which this author does. I’m not proud of it. It’s a thing I don’t want to understand and am glad that I live in a somewhat naive world that keeps me far away from any situation that would be considered disloyal or fence-sitting when it comes to marital fidelity.

Carole grew up in a small suburb with a large, eccentric cast of characters. She is a remarkable woman. But what Radziwill doesn’t take into account is that people grieve over a stranger’s death for different reasons that the people who know the person. I found myself envying John and Carolyn’s seemingly idyllic existence among the rich and famous, while Anthony and Carole could only pretend to be as untroubled as their jet-setting friends knowing that the Grim Reaper was hovering at their backs.

I felt immersed in this story; it haunted me. I read this book in two days. This book is almost too painful to read. I’m not diminishing what she went through, because I’m sure it was hard, but she tries so hard to make herself relate-able, and I couldn’t relate to her at all.

What Remains

But rremains author’s story is a hard luck one plagued by her fiance’s and then husband’s fatal cancer and the rotten interlude of JFK Jr. Perhaps we understand irony best when we are its victims.

Jul 04, Brandice rated it it was amazing Shelves: In moments of reprieve they carry on as usual — life, work, travel — with the disease looming over everything. Free eBook offer available to NEW subscribers only.

John had even told her he had already written his eulogy. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship & Love

This isn’t a tell-all, but rather a beautifully painted intimate portrait of the family and the way this part of it supported one another during Anthony Radziwill’s illness. I dislike the feeling of judgment I sometimes feel when I read, but all in all I think it’s good to be able to take our values and view of the world and allow ourselves to judge books the authors kind of put themselves out there to be judged by their writing.


Yes, here is a juicy front seat to celebrity, but her version of life with the glittering ones is laced with humanity and anecdotes of John-John – a lovable goof – coming home late to eat the cold chicken, flying the world over in an effort to cash in on his name and save his failing magazine “George,” or heartbrakingly singing “The Teddy Bears’ Picnic” to his childhood friend in an attempt to pull him from death’s grasp.

Three weeks later Anthony dies of cancer. I picked this book up because she spoke very little about this chapter in her life on the show, but it seemed to inform everything carile did. View Full Version of PW. And that book cover. Radziwill is a serviceable, if sentimental, writer.

Sep 16, Jay rated it it was amazing. Why was poor Acrole Radziwill so doomed? Radziwill writes ahat and respectfully, avoiding name dropping and the sort of gossip easily attached to the Kennedy family.

Publishers would naturally salivate at a chance to run the memoir of a young and middle class girl who marries into t My mother passed “What Remains” along and, like all choices not my own where reading is concerned, the book warranted only a grudging early perusal.

I don’t really like Carole Radziwill. I was surprised at how engaging this memoir is considering the style of Radziwill’s writing is, at times, somewhat objective and unemotional.

I am in shock that someone who chooses to be on The Real Housewives franchise is also capable, in the same universe, to write a gem like this. Us true working-class folks buy our furnishings at Ikea and Target if radziiwll budget is on track and Goodwill when times are tight.

Girl falls in love.