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

What Remains

A Memoir of Fate, Friendship, and Love


Published: 5th June 2007
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"What Remains" is a vivid and haunting memoir about a girl from a working-class town who becomes an award-winning television producer and marries a prince, Anthony Radziwill. Carole grew up in a small suburb with a large, eccentric cast of characters. At nineteen, she struck out for New York City to find a different life. Her career at ABC News led her to the refugee camps of Cambodia, to a bunker in Tel Aviv, and to the scene of the Menendez murders. Her marriage led her into the old world of European nobility and the newer world of American aristocracy.

What Remains begins with loss and returns to loss. A small plane plunges into the ocean carrying John F. Kennedy Jr., Anthony's cousin, and Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, Carole's closest friend. Three weeks later Anthony dies of cancer. With unflinching honesty and a journalist's keen eye, Carole Radziwill explores the enduring ties of family, the complexities of marriage, the importance of friendship, and the challenges of self-invention. Beautifully written, "What Remains" "gets at the essence of what matters," wrote Oprah Winfrey. "Friendship, compassion, destiny."


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Exceptionally touching story


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    A really touching insight into the close relationships between people that truly matter in life. I cried multiple times and struggled to put the book down. This book left me with a heavy heart and a greater appreciation for life, loved ones, ones health, friendships and retrospection of ones journey. Highly recommended.

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    "Carole Radziwill has written an unsparing, unsentimental, and inspiring memoir. A spirited journalist with a novelist's eye for detail, she delivers a stunningly honest story about life's great joys and deepest pain."

    -- Christiane Amanpour, CNN chief international correspondent

    ISBN: 9780743277181
    ISBN-10: 074327718X
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 264
    Published: 5th June 2007
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 21.3 x 16.1  x 1.5
    Weight (kg): 0.25