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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Otherwise, much of Radziwill’s writing approaches melodrama, particularly when she recounts that July night when the plane crashed. Apr 13, Diana Jorge-tulk rated it it was amazing. And that book cover.
Carple find it hard to feel entirely sympathetic toward a protagonist who’s a snob, no matter how tragic her narrative is. While the public mourns their idea of her best friends, Carole is left to deal with the reality, the day to day, and in addition to having to continue each day and support her dying husband, she’s doing so without the support of two people she believed she would have even after Anthony passed away. This book made me realize that at the end of the day, all we really have — what actually remains — is our life, our health and the wwhat we love.
Well, he was wrong because John and Carolyn did get married that year and if Caroline didn’t know Carolyn it was her own failure to make an effort to befriend her. 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 was even closer to death’s doorstep. In moments of reprieve they carry on rzdziwill usual — life, work, travel varole with the disease looming over everything. I gave a name to these sobbing girls later, when we were grown women.
I would have red-penciled much of her purple-prosey meditations remaijs Fortune her capitalization or, at least, shoved them toward the back of the book so that the rarziwill — by this point, presumably invested in her story –would actually be motivated to read them rather than skim over them. Books by Carole Radziwill. Carole brings us back to that time in her life as a journalist, a grad student, a friend, a wife and a caretaker.
It’s tragic enough that a newlywed couple comes home from their honeymoon to discover cancer carkle then battles it throughout the rest of their marriage, but at the very end, when Anthony is three weeks from death, her support system dies in a sudden and public plane crash.
Sep 10, Kricket rated it it was amazing Wyat I’m not surprised by this, but the author writes like this sort of entitlement should be the norm for people like her husband. I couldn’t help but missed in two pages of notes of gratitude at the end of the book, Caroline Kennedy’s name never appeared. The contradictoryness is what puts me off so much–she is so sweet, and then so callous I felt immersed in this caroe it haunted me.
At first reading, I appreciated her ability to detach from her emotions in order to present a factual narrative. It’s not real until you say it out loud. whxt
What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship, and Love by Carole Radziwill
You can splash around and try to get it, ot you can wait and see if the tide brings it in. Well, not quite, isn’t being a journalist the ultimate “tragedy whore” job? I particularly thought her estimation of “tragedy whores” “embroiled For me, I have a hard time relating to Carole. She was brutally honest about her husband’s struggle with cancer as well as her own struggles.
Quotes from What Remains: I really believe she captures the process and aftermath of loss better than Joan Whah, who I find cold.
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Not everyone has John F Kennedy Jr. At the age of nineteen, Carole struck out for New York City to find a different life. He proposed after he had been diagnosed for the second time with cancer.
She seems self-centered and definitely has a case of “poor me”. The way she described her courtship with Anthony left me with the impression that she fell in love with the name and lifestyle before she did the man.
What is wrong with public mourning over a death? Jul 02, Dorilyn rated it really liked it. What was even more compelling was how Ms. Books of the Week.
The summer of the plane crash, the four friends were meant to be cherishing Anthony’s last days. Not to mention Radziwill was also a target for paparazzi bulbs.