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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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Carole Radziwill was married to Joh I was really excited when I got a chance to read this book. I really believe she captures the process and aftermath of loss better than Joan Didion, who I find cold.

She saw her exit plan on TV news: She is radziwkll, especially when she describes how cancer became the third party in her marriage, and how she briefly flirted with infidelity. Radziwill was dealt a bad hand when her husband had a relapse of cancer during their honeymoon.

For some reason, it provides a feeling of connectedness, like we are not really in this world all alone.

What Remains is a vivid and haunting memoir rxdziwill a girl from a working-class town who becomes an award-winning television producer and marries a prince, Anthony Radziwill. Because Radziwill did not repeatedly allude to the dea 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.

However, Caroline’s attitude seemed to be that everyone was an outside. I don’t envy Ms.

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That is what it feels like, the click between one life and another. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This is how I first heard of this book. Sign up and get a free eBook! Carolyn was Carole’s friend and confidante while her husband was dying. Nonetheless, this haunting autobiography won the day. Now, in the Housewives rafziwill of her life, the book explains a lot about how she can handle the erupting personalities that surround her and how she remanis the most likable personality in the history of Bravo TV.

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 learned that if you have a famous family member, you can go to the NIH for top notch medical care ahead of regular citizens.


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.

She shares with us the best days of her marriage, and the worst. Feb 22, Jenny rated it it was ok. One of the book’s notable gems: Books of the Week. However, this is an inside look not only at the experience of cancer for a The fact of the matter is that Carole’s almost-fairytale was ripped away when Anthony’s cancer returned.

What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship & Love

Account Options Sign in. Jul 14, Michelle rated it really liked it. Radziwill peels away the layers of her life, truth and memory emerging through an intimate reveal. Caroline showed little support to her dying cousin coming to the hospital once when he had dozens of surgeries and never visited him at home.

I mean come on, if you can’t look back on the people you know in high school with tolerance and kindness when you are in your late 40’s, what have you learned in life?

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 people we love. I think ultimately, that is “what remains” here. Free eBook offer available to NEW subscribers only. Discover what to read next.

Chances are, she’d begun grieving him before he passed. She comes across as very un-self-aware, and not being able to fully deal with what is happening. As I said, Radiwill wrote little about Caroline Kennedy but, in my opinion, it was the absence of words that told the story about Caroline.

She also has little empathy for the wha in others that she doesn’t understand. I understand the feeling it created in Radziwill when she saw people grieving openly over remais death of a childhood friend, and later, over the death of John and Carolyn, when they didn’t even know the people.

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

You go through what remains and there isn’t a lot that’s meaningful, except your memories Carolyn’s quips always came off as putdowns of Carole’s lack of style, not friendly teasing. Unlike the author Joan Didion whom I found to be cold and self-absorbed, I found Carole to be just like the rest of us having to adapt to the loss of good friends and partners.

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Carole comes across as being passive except in regards to organizing appointments. But because I am a human being. 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. It’s like standing on the shore and spotting something in the water. Publishers would naturally salivate at a chance to run the memoir of a young and middle class girl who marries into the Radziwill clan of Polish royalty and winds up hobnobbing around with John F.

I would have liked this memoir a whole lot better if Carole Radziwill hadn’t gone out of her way to insult me on page 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.

There wasn’t a lot of dialogue compared to many other books but I thought What Remains did a great job with setting the scene, focusing the rsmains amount of time on various events, and had the right amount of dialogue for the story.

Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love. 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 whaat any situation that would be considered disloyal or fence-sitting when it comes to marital fidelity. 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.

It’s her story that just happens to include these famous people. The Real Housewives of New York is one of my not-so-secret vices, and of course, I was totally on Carole’s side remaijs bookgate!!! Materialism fades away in the face of losing those closest to you.