A quick and memorable read
A quick and memorable read
I wasn‘t prepared, even though I was warned....this memoir is a true life tragedy.
It should have been a fairytale but neither of theses couples got their happily ever after.
The first half of this book was a little flat but midway through I was hoarding Kleenex and ignoring everyone around me. Carol Radziwill has earned a special spot on my women I admire list.
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I really admire Carole Radziwill ~ she‘s feisty and real 🙌🏻It took a bit to get used to her voice but now about halfway through I feel like Carole & I are coffee buds. She‘s really unloading 💔
#TimbitTunes The tagged book has been lingering in my #BookOutlet cart for months. It‘s a book I want to read but don‘t want to read because I‘m sure it‘s going to be so heartbreaking. It was a #BlackDayInJuly when JFK Jr plane disappeared after a stormy night takeoff. Carole Radziwill was a close friend of the couple & they were related through marriage. It‘s her account of this tragedy coupled with the illness of her husband.
The author of the book had quiet a life, obviously! The career, the trips, the people; few of us experience a life like she did.
BUT she is not a writer. Not even a little bit. She jumps from one thing to another, introduces new characters as if everyone knows who they are (and maybe New York readers know but not here on the other side of the Atlantic), etc.
All in all feels like a diary, and why would one read a diary of someone they do not know?
If you're sick of seeing me post about this book, I apologize in advance - but NO book has ever #keptmycrying like this one. Ever! Not even close! Something about the impending doom that I knew was coming had me crying from the first page... And I didn't stop until the end 😂😭
Ps. You can imagine the hours I have lost going down the Carolyn Bessette/Google rabbit hole 😳
I loved this book. I picked it up for a $1.00 at the local thrift store and got lost in the author‘s world for a couple of days. Although a lot of people seem not to like Carole Radziwill, I found her honest, engaging, imperfect and real. It is very sad. Hard to believe anyone can survive so much loss, in such quick succession. Highly recommended.
Found this one for $1.00 at a thrift store. It is very beat up and has pages falling out, but so far is very good.
I‘ve used this book for a prompt before but I love it so much here I go again! Radziwill‘s memoir about the untimely death of her best friends JFK Jr. and Carolyn Bessette ( #bigjetplane ) and then 3 weeks later, her husband Anthony (cancer) is so wrought with sorrow and grief but also immense love for the 3 friends she lost. The tragedy of knowing the ending that‘s coming kept the tears continuously flowing for me 😭
"How can the same person who reads Tolstoy on vacation watch The Real Housewives in bed while eating cheetos and drinking beer?" —The Husband
Because you hit the lotto on finding someone well-rounded...
When I say this book made me cry I mean I pretty much teared up on page 1 and sobbed intermittently throughout. If you're in the mood for a good cry this is the book for you! Not to mention Radziwill is a beautiful writer.
I don't read many nonfiction books, but this one was sad, but good... #MOREORLESS
I read this book two years ago and I STILL think about it. A lot. Don't be afraid of the Real Housewives thing - if you've ever loved someone and lost someone, it'll resonate 💕
How painful. How beautiful. How vulnerable. How brave. A truth behind a perceived fairy tale that ended so sadly.
I was pretty impressed by this book. Carole Radziwill takes the reader through some of the darkest, most depressing moments of her life but in a way that doesn't get the reader down (does that sound as selfish as it felt to write it?). Brutal honesty and humility; loved the vulnerability and candor.
After watching "Real Housewives of New York" (I KNOW ?), I was super curious about this memoir written by Carole Radziwill. Really interesting so far! Didn't realize her husband was JFK Jr's first cousin and that his wife was Carole's best friend.
Enjoyed the personal touches included.
Approachable, journalistic, and yes, heavy-hearted, Radziwill brings you right into the fold of her experiences traveling the world & working her way through the ABC network ranks; of slowly losing her husband to cancer; and suddenly losing their friends in a plane crash just weeks before his death.