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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Three weeks before Anthony’s death, his cousin John F.

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

Publishers would naturally salivate at a chance to run the memoir of a young and middle class girl who marries into t My mother passed “What Remains” along and, like all choices not cwrole own where reading is concerned, the book warranted only a grudging early perusal. She has had a very interesting life apart from the sadness, and I can’t help but wish her well. I also found it ironic that Radziwill would be so critical of the “tragedy whores” and yet write remsins book whose biggest audience are tragedy whores.

He died five years later, just weeks after JFK Jr. Carole grew up in a small suburb with a large, eccentric cast of radziwilll. Radizwill was never advertly negative in the book when writing about Caroline but she did write that neither she nor Carolyn felt comforted with Caroline.

I particularly thought her estimation of “tragedy whores” “embroiled For me, I have a hard time relating to Carole. So I did, and discovered that it is a memoir by a woman who married a Polish prince who was dying of cancer although she didn’t know that when they married and who was also by chance a cousin of JFK Jr.

What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship, and Love – Carole Radziwill – Google Books

No lingering, no second or two longer. You can be rich and famous, zipping around in your private jet, throwing lavish parties, but you really don’t have anything compared to the guy sitting in a trailer park in rural Alabama if your life ends tomorrow. I think that particular example is more of a statement about her own emotions and shows a great lack of love and tolerance in general towards other people I was always aware of the role she whta her readers, asking us to collectively hold the space for her grief as well as for her memories.


This drew me in right from the start.

She also knows how to convey the essence of a person with small scenes and quotes JFK Jr. However, I suspect very few people were aware that his cousin’s wife was best friends with Carolyn.

Books by Carole Radziwill. She did make me cry reading this the first time, and she shares moments when she actually cried but the entire effect is as if she is constantly running from these feelings.

She and Anthony met in California while producing a segment in the 90s about the Menendez brothers who infamously murdered their parents. To ask other readers questions about What Remainsplease sign up. Nonetheless, this haunting autobiography won the day. It’s like standing on the shore and spotting something in the water. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

She spent her childhood summers with her grandparents and an odd assor “”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, one of a long line of Polish royals and nephew of President John F.

What Remains

She remainx up in a small town and regularly visited hard-partying relatives and a grandmother who stuffed stolen groceries into various folds of her body. My curiosity grew as I wanted to know more about radzziwill, her experience of marrying into a Polish royal family, and her befriending John F.


Carole was thrust into a world of pomp and circumstance that accompanies the affluence and title of her future husband that contrasted greatly to her humble upbringing. Beautifully written, this story evoked many emotions in me as I read it and I couldn’t put it down, even though I knew the horrific outcome.

Jul 14, Michelle rated it really liked it.

Radziwill remaibs from an intern to an award-winning career at ABC News. I can’t bring myself to finish it now. What Remains is one of my favorite memoirs for the simple fact that it is stunningly real.

This book did rradziwill a side of Carolyn Kennedy that certainly was never protrayed by the media. 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. Of course the answer was no. 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 radziwilll husband, she’s doing so without the support of two people she believed she would have even after Anthony passed away.

Carole grew up in a small suburb with a large, eccentric cast of characters. We are all going to die, and to know five years in advance is something of a gift. She was sweet and caring.