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

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

Escrito por Carole Radziwill

Narrado por Carole Radziwill


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

Escrito por Carole Radziwill

Narrado por Carole Radziwill

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4.5/5 (24 valoraciones)
Longitud:
5 horas
Publicado:
Sep 26, 2005
ISBN:
9780743552196
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What Remains is a haunting memoir about a girl from a working class town who becomes an award-winning television producer and marries a prince, Anthony Radziwill, the nephew of President John F. Kennedy.
Carole DiFalco Radziwill grew up in a small suburb with a large, eccentric cast of characters. At the age of 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 Kennedy, Anthony's cousin, and Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, Carole's closest friend. Three weeks later Anthony dies of cancer. The summer of the plane crash, the four friends were meant to be cherishing Anthony's last days. Instead, Carole and Anthony mourned John and Carolyn, as Carole planned her husband's memorial.
Carole Radziwill explores the complexities of marriage, the importance of friendship, and the challenges of self-invention with unflinching honesty.
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Sep 26, 2005
ISBN:
9780743552196
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Sobre el autor

Carole Radziwill worked as an award-winning journalist with ABC News for fifteen years. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller What Remains, the novel A Widow's Guide to Sex and Dating, and she stars on the Bravo reality show The Real Housewives of New York.


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  • (5/5)
    I had to post about this book for anyone who might be interested. It is fantastic. Carole Radziwell was married to Anthony Radziwell who was, among other things, the son of a Polish prince Stanislaw Radziwill, the nephew of Jackie Onassis Kennedy and John Kennedy. He was best friends with his cousin JFK Jr. Carole was an accomplished journalist, and and Emmy winner for one series she did that was very good, From the Killing Fields. I expected this book to be the usual memoir about JFK, but it wasn't. It is one of the best books that I've ever read that speaks about grief and loss. She tells their story, Anthony's death and the death of JFK Jr and Carolyn Bessette, but she weaves her words in such a beautiful way that can only be understood by those who have lost someone who was a piece of themselves. It's beautiful is how raw it is, but still gentle. It's lovely, go read it.
  • (5/5)
    A tragic story
  • (3/5)
    Well-written biography, focused largely on the loss of her husband. She definitely dropped names of her famous friends quite a bit. I found it a little annoying, but I liked the book overall.
  • (5/5)
    An amazing introspective into her life. This is an unflinching memoir. Like having a third party constantly at your side, the author never truly had a marriage without illness always being present. With her husband's denial of his disease, the author never had an opportunity to truly discuss her feelings and how the future would play out. i have always admired the author from seeing her on the Real Housewives of NYC, but after reading her book and learning of her ambition and self-taught abilities my admiration has increased three fold. She gives us a look into her youth with moments of absolute hilarity. But it's her deep insight into being 35 years old and losing her best friend then her husband that truly breaks your heart. I highly recommend this book!
  • (4/5)

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    This was almost too poignant to read. Not only was it tenderly and affectionately written, but it also is a painfully good gossip about the Kennedy/Radziwill families. Those two themes made it a guilty read for those who know far, far too much about the Kennedys/Bouviers/Radziwills. When I could divorce myself from my own slightly salacious interests, it was a lovely read. But I'm still the old lady on the sidewalk on Fifth, picking out Jackie's apartment building.

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  • (4/5)

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    Surprise! This is a very good read. Most everyone will be familiar with the characters and events contained within the story. However, this is an inside look not only at the experience of cancer for a family, but the reality of the lives of the famous that normally we would have no expose to.I admit I would never have picked up this book without having seen the author on her TV show "Real Housewives of NYC." And there apparently was discussion over her writing. So I thought I might see what the fuss was about. This book claimed my attention immediately, and maybe because I am a cancer survivor myself, so it felt very intimate. Definitely recommend.

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  • (4/5)

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    The cover of this book says that you can find the author on one of the Real Housewives of Wherever (does it matter which city, really? They are all the same.) and I feel like that does this book an extreme disservice. Had I not had this book gifted to me by a friend who swore by it, I would've assumed that it was another 'My-tragic-d-list-celebrity-life' memoir, and moved on my merry way.

    What a refreshing surprise it was to have this memoir written so beautifully that I was in tears within the first 10 pages. Chock full of inspiring and devastating quotes, this book reflects the thoughts of a woman who's life has been well-lived, even through incredible tragedy. From her best friend's death to her husbands cancer diagnosis and subsequent fight, I felt every emotion with her.

    I am taking away 1 star, however, because I felt at times that while the writing was great, I never got to the heart of any certain story she was telling. It felt like I was given the Cliffs-notes version, and that somewhere there is a much longer, deeper memoir that really gets down to the nitty gritty.

    Overall, though, it was an emotional roller coaster I was more than willing to go on.

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  • (5/5)
    Carole Radziwill, wife of Anthony Radziwill, cousin in law of John Kennedy recounts her relationship and marriage to Anthony and his death from cancer as well as the plane crash of John Kennedy and his wife Carolyn and her sister Lauren. Positively heartbreaking for anyone who loves reading about The Kennedys and their family. I thought it showed us Carolyn Bessette Kennedy in a way that's never been seen.
  • (4/5)
    A poignant and very interesting book about a quite ordinary girl who marries into an extraordinary family. If this wasn't enough to make a great story add the tragic events that surrounded her life - the devastating cancer and ultimate death of her husband and the death of her best friend Carolyn Kennedy and her husband's cousin, John Kennedy Jr. The book reads very easily and you are swept along by the inevitable events. Its one of those stories that even though you know the ending, it keeps you enthralled and entranced until the end.
  • (4/5)
    moving. i cried at the end. I cry in very few books. Besides this i cried for EAST OF EDEN and a biography of Edith Piaf written by her sister.
  • (4/5)
    Great memoir about a the life of Carole Radziwill. includes the triumphs in her career and family, and long and painful death of her husband to cancer. Oh yeah, did I mention her family were the Kennedys?