What Remains

A Memoir of Fate, Friendship, and Love

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Publisher Description

A stunning, tragic memoir about John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette, and his cousin Anthony Radziwill, by Radziwill’s widow.

What Remains is a vivid and haunting memoir about a girl from a working-class town who becomes an award-winning television producer and marries a prince, Anthony Radziwill. Carole grew up in a small suburb with a large, eccentric cast of characters. At nineteen, she struck out for New York City to find a different life. Her career at ABC News led her to the refugee camps of Cambodia, to a bunker in Tel Aviv, and to the scene of the Menendez murders. Her marriage led her into the old world of European nobility and the newer world of American aristocracy.

What Remains begins with loss and returns to loss. A small plane plunges into the ocean carrying John F. Kennedy Jr., Anthony’s cousin, and Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, Carole’s closest friend. Three weeks later Anthony dies of cancer. With unflinching honesty and a journalist’s keen eye, Carole Radziwill explores the enduring ties of family, the complexities of marriage, the importance of friendship, and the challenges of self-invention. Beautifully written, What Remains “gets at the essence of what matters,” wrote Oprah Winfrey. “Friendship, compassion, destiny.”

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2005
October 7
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Scribner
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
3.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Ellelewis ,

What remains

Although this story is ultimately about loss, it is one of my favorite books. The author does not exploit her connection to John and Carolyn as countless others have. This book finally gives a voice to the late Carolyn Bessette as a friend, a caring human being and a real person who was not just another part of a 'Kennedy tragedy'. What's it like to truly fight cancer as a couple, and care for someone who is facing death? This book is honest and complex and so beautifully written. The massive loss is tragic but the friendship, the love story is so beautiful and haunting.

La1005 ,

What Remains

This is a great read. For anyone who has loved And lost. As a widow myself it brought back great memories.

Staiti1 ,

Beautifully written

What a beautifully written love story. Despite the tragic ending, it's a beautiful insight into this couple's life and the famous family's lives.

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