Prince Charming: the John F. Kennedy Jr. story

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In telling this extraordinary story, this enthralling unauthorized biography reveals as no other the inner dynamics of the marriage between John and Jacqueline Kennedy, of the love between them, the tensions, and the rebirth of intimate affection in the months before a bullet shattered the dream of Camelot. It shows the kind of father that John Kennedy was, and the kind of mother that Jacqueline Kennedy turned out to be. It examines the Kennedy clan, with its loyalties, scandals, secret feuds and open splits, and the roles that Robert and Ted Kennedy played in trying to be father figures to John, Jr. It offers a riveting, at times shocking account of Jackie's strange marriage to Aristotle Onassis, her relationships with other men, and how they affected John as he grew up in a world that he never made but that would not let him forget who he was and what was expected of him.
But most of all, of course, the revealing spotlight is on John Kennedy, Jr., himself, bewildered at his father's death and its devastating effects on all he thought was normal; growing up with Secret Service men as his constant companions; trying to be just another kid in a New York private school and finding how impossible that was; his break-out years at Phillips Andover, where he displayed a wild streak few imagined in him; his time at Brown University, where he discovered the power he had over women. It reveals his dreams of becoming an actor and how close he was to total commitment before familial pressures made him choose law as a career. And it intimately details his relationships with a string of the most stunning and sexy women in America - including Madonna and Daryl Hannah - a list that indicates he is his father's son in more ways than one.

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Wendy Leigh is the "New York Times" bestselling author of eleven books, including "True Grace: The Life and Times of An American Princess".

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