Fairy Tale Interrupted

Fairy Tale Interrupted

A Memoir of Life, Love, and Loss

Book - 2012
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Immediately following John and Carolyn Bessette Kennedy's tragic deaths, RoseMarie Terenzio-personal assistant and publicist to John F. Kennedy, Jr.-was bombarded with seven figure offers to tell her intimate story about the famous First Son, but she declined, believing it was too soon. Now, the woman who knew the heir to Camelot better than anyone else outside the Kennedy family is ready to tell the extraordinary story of the real man behind the unprecedented legend, who was also one of her dearest friends.

RoseMarie was not immediately impressed with John Kennedy, Jr. In an awkward yet comedic scene like something out of Ugly Betty,she walked into her office to find that John had taken it over without warning. John eventually asked her to become his personal assistant and publicist-years later she would become one of his closest confidents, as well as Carolyn's. For five years, RoseMarie was with John through dating, politics, the paparazzi, his marriage to Carolyn, and was staying at his apartment at the time of his untimely death. In her memoir, readers will not only see the life of a woman following her dream, but will be granted an inside look at life as a Kennedy. This is a rare glimpse at the man who has been the subject of unparalleled attention, sensationalism, adoration, and speculation.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2012.
Edition: 1st Gallery Books hardcover ed.
ISBN: 9781439187678
1439187673
Characteristics: 247 p. ; 25 cm.
Alternative Title: Fairytale interrupted

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nagrome Jan 27, 2015

Another attempt to cash in on JFK Jr. Nothing we didn't already know.

booklady413 Jul 13, 2014

This memoir about JFK Jr written by his assistant at George magazine is a refreshing look into the lives of two people living a fairy tale. Rose Marie and John and his wife Carolyn became friends as well as employer and employee, and we are given a glimpse into that inner sanctum of friendship and easy banter that existed among the three. It is truly a lovely and poignant read. By the way, Rose Marie Terenzio will be talking about her book at the Morris Park library on August 23 at 2:30 pm.

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HopeButterfly
Jun 24, 2012

A great book by Rosemarie Terenzio. Her personal friendship with John Kennedy was full of interests, humour, love on both sides.
But I refer to Michael Berman's book to get the drift of the true Carolyn. I believe Ms. Terenzio just kept this out of her book and just concentrated on the work environment friend's of John.

joiedevivre May 12, 2012

The author portrays JFK Jr. very negatively. And Carolyn Bessette very positively. Not worth a read.

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