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Publisher Description

Working Girl meets What Remains in this New York Times bestselling, behind-the-scenes story of an unlikely friendship between America’s favorite First Son, John F. Kennedy Jr. and his personal assistant, a blue-collar girl from the Bronx. Featured in the documentary I Am JFK Jr.!

From the moment RoseMarie Terenzio unleashed her Italian temper on the entitled nuisance commandeering her office in a downtown New York PR firm, an unlikely friendship bloomed between the blue-collar girl from the Bronx and John F. Kennedy Jr.

Many books have sought to capture John F. Kennedy Jr.’s life. None has been as intimate or as honest as Fairy Tale Interrupted. Recalling the adventure of working as his executive assistant for five years, RoseMarie portrays the man behind the icon—patient, protective, surprisingly goofy, occasionally thoughtless and self-involved, yet capable of extraordinary generosity and kindness. She reveals how he dealt with dating, politics, and the paparazzi, and describes life behind the scenes at George magazine. Captured here are her memories of Carolyn Bessette, how she orchestrated the ultra-secretive planning of John and Carolyn’s wedding on Cumberland Island—and the heartbreak of their deaths on July 16, 1999, after which RoseMarie’s whole world came crashing down around her. Only now does she feel she can tell her story in a book that stands as “a fitting personal tribute to a unique boss . . . deliriously fun and entertaining” (Kirkus Reviews).

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2012
January 24
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Gallery Books
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
3.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Amitropoulos23 ,

Great read

Love love loved this book!

Phamalot ,

Fairy tale interrupted- well said

True to her feelings and am honest woman who knows her limitations and knows what she's worth. Rock on Rosie. You make us admins wanna work harder.

WDRSGT ,

Who knew...

John Kennedy was such a complex yet kind person? Who knew his wife, Carolyn, was such a generous soul? Well, Rosemarie did... and she has written a fascinating memoir detailing the life and lives they shared.