"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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This book is deeply touching and draws the reader into the story as a family member or close friend. The openness of the writing allows you to live the experiences and find your own meaning within them.
I greatly enjoyed this story. While sad, and at times devastating, it was a worthwhile journey that the reader can come out of feeling uplifted and at peace.
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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.
"Bittersweet and tender." -- The New York Times Book Review "Powerfully affecting...a highly compelling read." -- Vogue "One of the best memoirs...a small masterpiece...devastating and beautifully written." -- New York Post "A stunning memoir of love and loss...Carole Radziwill is a natural storyteller." -- O, The Oprah Magazine "A riveting and heartbreaking journey." -- Jeannette Walls, author of The Glass Castle "Stunning...Radziwill gets at the essence of what matters -- friendship, compassion, destiny." -- Oprah Winfrey, O, the oprah Magazine "A moving testimony to the tenuous nature of love and life." -- USA Today "Bittersweet and tender." -- "The New York Times Book Review" "A riveting and heartbreaking journey." -- Jeannette Walls, author of "The Glass Castle" "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 "A riveting and heartbreaking journey beyond the fairy tale, told with...the searing eloquence of a gifted writer." -- Jeannette Walls, author of "The Glass Castle" "A small masterpiece...devastating and beautifully written." -- "New York Post" "A riveting and heartbreaking journey."-- Jeannette Walls, author of "The Glass Castle" "Bittersweet and tender."-- "The New York Times Book Review"
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 5th June 2007
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 15.5 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.25