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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The first time I read this, I would raise an eyebrow at these parts. This is no I finished this book a few days ago, and still can’t stop thinking about it. And that’s what’s missing from Radziwill’s book: This rwmains has such a way with words; her heavy emotions are laid throughout every page.

This would be a heartbreaking story even if it weren’t about Anthony Radziwill, nephew of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, and about his and Carole’s friendship with John and Carolyn Bessette Kennedy. This drew me in right from the start. Radziwill’s a solid writer, although no where near as good as she thinks she is.

It’s not real until you say it out loud. See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices. The part where Radziwill describes Fortune and her and Anthony’s wedding stuck with me throughout the rest of the book and still did, after reading it.

Wit Beautifully written and unflinching in its description of her husband’s slow, painful decline from vigorous health to helpless terminal cancer, I was completely unprepared for the deep emotional response I had to this book. I wanted to like this book more! Not to mention Radziwill was also a target for paparazzi bulbs. She explores the complexities of marriage, the importance of friendship, and the challenges of self-invention with unflinching honesty. Most likely, Caorle completely misunderstood this person and her experience.


I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good memoir every now and then. How can you not know anything about the way real writers work?

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It’s kind of nice to see her on RHONY because she has a lightness about her in addition to her seriousness that shows that she has weathered this storm. I don’t fadziwill them and I suspect people like Carole Radziwill wouldn’t understand me either.

Smart, non-judgemental, laid back. To have the wealth and connections to receive the very best treatment is also a gift, or maybe it’s more of a curse, because it gives the illusion of control and encourages the inability to accept a loss of power.

Videos About This Book. Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover! I had this disconnect, this “I just don’t quite get you” feeling from the beginning of the book. She radzuwill self-centered and definitely has a case of “poor me”. Carole Radziwill, according to the sleeve notes, is working on a novel and it should be worth plunking down some money on a chance when it comes out if not already on the shelves.

I cannot imagine asking one of my closest girlfriends to get rings together engraved with our initials without her thinking I was bit strange and possibly “secretly” in love with her.

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She also portrays Carolyn Kennedy, her supposed best friend, in a negative way. Must redeem within 90 days. This book is almost too painful to read. They were all staying together on Martha’s Vineyard that summer.

I have never before read a book from a someone I have a confession to make. Her marriage led her into the old world of European nobility and the newer world of American aristocracy.

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Plus I went to Hunter High, so Carole is kinda on radzidill home team! To learn more about John’s early childhood or his struggles with publishing George magazine? There are depths to Ms. I appreciate that Carole Radziwill did not want to write a sentimental book, but that didn’t mean she had to be an ice-queen.


But because I am a human being.

What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship, and Love by Carole Radziwill

She speaks of everyone in her husband’s family in such a derogatory manner, it really turned me off. Mar 22, Patrizia rated it liked it. Her sense of loss pervades the entire narrative.

Then it is completely quiet. With the backdrop of relentless cancer treatments and her own high-profile work as an ABC producer, she introduces us to the charm of John and Carolyn Kennedy as she becomes Carolyn’s closest friend. Carole comes across as being passive except in regards to organizing appointments. I have never before read a book rradziwill a someone from a reality show, but Carole Radziwill was a award winning journalist and producer for ABC, with Peter Jennings and Diane Swayer to name a few.

May 12, Anne R rated it it was amazing. Aug 06, Leigh Kramer rated it really liked it.

What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship, and Love

I was always aware of the role she gave her readers, asking us to collectively hold the space for her grief as well as for her memories. Then late one night, Carole and Anthony were awakened by a phone call. After all, this is a memoir with the central theme being that her husband dies from cancer.