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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I mean I watch them all. Even though I only gave it two stars, I read the whole thing with the same kind of pleasure that People magazine brings, only I didn’t have to stand in the grocery line all day. This is not a tell-all book, and it’s clear that she was determined that it not be.

But then she continues: But now she seems downright insensitive. I had this disconnect, this “I just don’t quite get you” feeling from the beginning of the book.

I don’t really like Carole Radziwill. Yet, she exposed all of them in detail. No vanity or hubris. I read this book in two days. Apr 13, Diana Jorge-tulk rated it it was amazing. We are all going to die, and to know five years in advance is something of a gift. Carole Radziwell’s recounting of the tragic deaths of her husband, Anthony Radziwill, his cousin John Kennedy and wife, Carolyn, all within three weeks of each other.

After all, this is a memoir with the central theme being that her husband dies from cancer. 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.

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

View all 3 comments. It’s caro,e story that just happens to include these famous people. The memoir starts with the author telling us about her normal, but slightly dysfunctional, childhood and summers spent at her grandmother’s, who grew marijuana in the backyard for extra cash. 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.


Their fairytale is over in a few short years. Isn’t your husband’s rzdziwill Fran Leibowitz? A Memoir of Fate, Friendship, and Love.

What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship & Love

Carole brings us back to that time in her life as a journalist, a grad student, a friend, a wife and a caretaker. This isn’t a tell-all, but rather a beautifully painted intimate portrait of the family and the way this part of it supported one another during Anthony Radziwill’s illness. He dies, but not before the cousin and his wife and her sister die, too, in a senseless plane crash.

It’s not real until you say it out loud.

What Remains

At qhat point, Radziwill scoffs at the “tragedy whores” who luxuriate in Kennedy trauma, and yet she seems to have been unable to resist contributing some crumbs to their feeding frenzy.

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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. May 12, Tanya W rated it it was ok. She and Anthony walked numbly through the motions of burying and saying goodbye to their dear cousins and friends. As shocking as it sounds now, I was not familiar with the Radziwill name, nor was I looking for a Kennedy tell-all.

This is acompelling razdiwill of love, loss, and, ultimately, resilience.

She just seemed to go along with things without much complaint, and without dealing with his very serious sickness. Afterall, why did I pick up this book from the library? However, I did not enjoy her book. I’m not diminish I don’t really know how to say this nicely, so I’m just going to come out and say it: Girl falls in love.

A stunning, tragic memoir about John F. At nineteen, she struck out for New York City to find a different life. It’s because you’re writing about famous people!!!! I was always aware of the role she gave her readers, asking us to collectively hold the space for her grief as well as remqins her memories. She has had a very interesting life apart from the sadness, and I can’t help but wish her well. Radziwill is as foreign to the rest radziill the troop as they are to her with her mastery of Downtown, semi-formal leather short shorts and super casual kinda relationship with one of the Temains Stones.


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But because its publisher and, presumably, the author have decided not to market it as a “Kennedy book” but “a memoir of fate, friendship and love,” it begs consideration on its literary merits. Her relationship with her husband was sweet and touching, her friendship with Carolyn was cute and believable – and her story was at times entertaining and fun, but of course ultimately heartbreaking.

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They grew into a clotted forest of long, milky necks in the backyard, and the best she could hope for was just to cut them down raxziwill stubs. Carole grew up in a small suburb with a large, eccentric cast of characters. 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.

At the very least, couldn’t you say goodbye or thank you?