Fairy Tale Interrupted: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Loss

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 24, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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Working Girl meets What Remains, this is the behind-the-scenes story of an unlikely friendship between America’s favorite First Son, John F. Kennedy, Jr. and his personal assistant, a blue-collar girl from the Bronx.

The Kennedys have captured the American imagination for fifty years, and the public’s enduring fascination with Camelot continues to this day. Now, former personal assistant and dear friend of JFK, Jr. and Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, RoseMarie Terenzio has waited for more than a decade to share her unique, intimate, and extraordinary perspective of life behind the Kennedy curtain.

Upon first meeting, RoseMarie was not immediately impressed with JFK, Jr. In an awkward yet comedic encounter, she walked into her office to find that John had begun dismissively boxing up her personal belongings and moving them to a smaller office, including her prized, autographed Howard Stern photo. As she gave him a piece of her mind, people stood around gaping that she would dare speak to JFK, Jr. that way. But John loved her moxie and eventually asked her to become his personal assistant and publicist—and years later she would become one of his closest confidantes, as well as Carolyn’s.   For five years RoseMarie witnessed John’s dating, politics, his marriage to Carolyn, and his untimely death. In her memoir, she blends her own story of a young woman who rose from an embattled childhood to follow her dream with amazing revelations about the man who has been the subject of unparalleled attention, sensationalism, adoration, and speculation. Offering readers a rare access to the epicenter of American royalty, this funny, moving, and truthful work is a breath of fresh air in the legacy of writing about the Kennedys.

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Review: Fairytale Interrupted: What JFK Jr. Taught Me About Life, Love, and Loss

User Review  - Rebekah Welch - Goodreads

I read this to get a better idea of what Carolyn Bessette was like. Michael Bergin's bitter memoir makes her out to be a dysfunctional and emotionally stunted weirdo who communicated with him through ... Read full review

Review: Fairytale Interrupted: What JFK Jr. Taught Me About Life, Love, and Loss

User Review  - LemonLinda - Goodreads

This was the story of two fairy tales that were interrupted. It was the personal and intimate peak into the years of John Kennedy Jr and Caroline Bessette through the years of their meeting, dating ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
33
Section 4
51
Section 5
71
Section 6
93
Section 7
107
Section 8
135
Section 10
153
Section 11
173
Section 12
191
Section 13
215
Section 14
220
Section 15
233
Section 16
243
Copyright

Section 9
137

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About the author (2012)

RoseMarie Terenzio was born in the Bronx and served as personal assistant, publicist, and confidante to John F. Kennedy, Jr.

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