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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Radziwill seemed to idolize John, and I couldn’t help but radziwilll feel that at times she envied Carolyn for winning the better of the two men, not only the more considerate one but the one who was living, not dying. Published September 26th by Scribner Book Company first published I didn’t know she was on a reality show; I read this because I have always had a fascination with the Kennedy family.

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

Open Preview See a Problem? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. We are all going to die, and to know five years in advance is something of a gift. What Remains is a B. We never shop at Pottery Barn.

I thought it was an extremely dim view of women In moments of reprieve they carry on as usual — life, work, travel — with the disease looming over everything. May 12, Anne R rated it it was amazing. Confession is good for the soul, right? I was really excited when I got a chance to read this book. I had heard about this book when it was published but never read it.

Radziwill’s a solid writer, although no where near as good as she thinks she is. Fate and fortune play out on center stage here.


I’m paraphrasing here, but at one point she states there ‘may have been children’ and though I’m at a loss for the rest of her wording, to me I thought it very much conveyed the fact that Carole herself wondered wonders?

I don’t really like Carole Radziwill.

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

However, this is an inside look not only at the experience of cancer for a This book could so easily have radziwil, a obnoxious book about the Kennedys and name dropping.

This is an unbelievable story. They court, marry and become best friends with the husband’s first cousin and his new wife. But what Radziwill doesn’t take into account is that people grieve over a stranger’s death for different reasons that the people who know the person.

I was jolted by the reality that while John was making late night calls to Carole about Anthony’s near-death condition, he had no idea that he himself was even closer to death’s doorstep.

But then she continues: The Best Remainns of She tells both with great candor and wit. They were all staying together on Martha’s Vineyard that summer. Carolyn’s quips always came off as putdowns of Carole’s lack of reains, not friendly teasing. I feel badly for Carole Radziwill’s husband’s illness and death. I think ultimately, that is “what remains” here. Even the dead have rights to their secrets and I almost felt like I’d seen and heard things I shouldn’t have.

Return to Book Page. Carole Radziwill was married to Joh I was really excited when I got a chance to read this book. Radziwill choses to render her story through the lens of fickle “fortune” and she does so masterfully, recounting how a marriage with all the right notes on paper could turn into a crushing journey of discovery down life’s darkest corridor. Popular passages Page 10 – Where to start is the problem, because nothing begins when it begins and nothing’s over when it’s over, and everything needs a preface: 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.


Apr 13, Diana Jorge-tulk rated it it was amazing. It’s not very nice to look at someone whose husband is dying of cancer and roll your eyes at their suffering, but time and again, this is what I was doing.

See the heartbreakingly beautiful communal laments composed in conjunction with the Adonia, for example, an ancient Greek religious festival commemorating the death of Aphrodite’s lover Adonis. What Remains is heartbreaking, beautiful, and utterly tragic. Because she writes it so factually as the journalist she is, the pathos is all the more evident. Instead he keeps working and pretends up until his last breath that he’s going to recover and she talks about fashion and drop names of famous people and feels sorry for herself.

The problem I had with this book is that the narrator did not come off as likable. Which this author does. Carole Radziwill, according to the sleeve notes, is working on whay novel and it should be worth plunking down some money on a chance when it comes out if not already on the shelves.