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

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

a touching recount of The author's Fairytale Interrupted...loved it!

if anyone is expecting a tell-all about John Jr., he or she should turn his or her attention elsewhere because this is about RoseMarie's fairytale which came to a screeching halt following her boss' death. This book is the modern girl's version of the American dream....
if anyone is expecting a tell-all about John Jr., he or she should turn his or her attention elsewhere because this is about RoseMarie's fairytale which came to a screeching halt following her boss' death. This book is the modern girl's version of the American dream. How many young career women, particularly those from humble beginnings, find themselves working for John Kennedy Jr. as a result of being ousted from their own 'I finally made it in Manhattan' office?
RoseMarie is quick-witted and bright and her banter with John is hilarious and sweet. Her story provides just enough of a window into the kind of man John was and we see him as someone who is real and compassionate and sometimes guilty of real guy insensitivity.
But truly...this is the author's story...and I loved it and hope to see Mila Kunis play RoseMarie in the movie because that would be great casting!

posted by 3909089 on February 26, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

28 out of 41 people found this review helpful.

Terrible!

This book was nothing at all about John Jr! This book is about Rosie and her job as a secretary and painting her boss in a not so great light, with undertones of resentment of not being an equal. Using JFK Jr as the subject is a misnomer if not an absolute lie. It is...
This book was nothing at all about John Jr! This book is about Rosie and her job as a secretary and painting her boss in a not so great light, with undertones of resentment of not being an equal. Using JFK Jr as the subject is a misnomer if not an absolute lie. It is self absorbed and immature, and I think John and Caroline would have been greatly put off by the notion of Rose making a few bucks off their name! Embarrassing!

posted by 2751597 on January 26, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2012

    Terrible!

    This book was nothing at all about John Jr! This book is about Rosie and her job as a secretary and painting her boss in a not so great light, with undertones of resentment of not being an equal. Using JFK Jr as the subject is a misnomer if not an absolute lie. It is self absorbed and immature, and I think John and Caroline would have been greatly put off by the notion of Rose making a few bucks off their name! Embarrassing!

    28 out of 41 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    Awful

    bought this book on my nook color cause I am a BIG kennedy nut...but i was very disaapointed in the book...I felt the author tried to hard in the book and used her aasociation with JFK jr as a way to make money..I felt like she made herself out to be THE most important person in JFK jr's life and she was the only one who was effected by his death...she was his secratary and that was it nothing more but I felt she mad her self out to be something more to JFK jr than what she was...hate i spent so much for the book should of waited till it went on clearance or jus borrowed it from someone....

    21 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2012

    Not what you're hoping for...

    The synopsis led me to believe this would be about John Kennedy Jr. It is not. It's only focus is on Rosie, his secretary, and how amazing she perceives herself for having been a part of his life. And her perception is that she was a very large part. Well, "Rosey" (as John Jr. misspells on a handwritten letter to you), may I ask if your adored boss would have approved of this book of yours?

    12 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2012

    Anonymous

    This is the first review I have ever written but I felt I had to. Not only am I an avid reader but I loved the story of JFK and Carolyn. I was very disappointed and felt this book was just about "Rosie". Everything in the book revolves around her and how everything depended on her. She is full of herself and only portrays John as a rude spoiled brat who would only be nice and give presents after she would get upset. This was a waste of my money.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 31, 2012

    dont bother

    Another one of JFK Jrs loyal friend writing a tell all.
    Not such an interesting book, mostly about Rose Maries job.
    People are buying it due to the cover and the supposed subject matter.
    Shame on you Rose Marie

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2014

    Major Disappointment

    This book was nothing like I expected it to be. I expected intimate details about the famous couple and, perhaps, to learn something new. Unfortunately, this book was like some vanity project - more about the author than anyone would care to hear. It was cringe-worthy in places where she talks about her personal life, etc. No offense to Ms. Terenzio, but I do not care about the dynamics of her family or how many compliments she got for wearing a certain skirt.
    I wasted both time and money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    Stupid book

    Can't wait to read another book about John Jr.... maybe the next one will be written by a neighbor or someone who used to play frisbees with him. The book is more about the author.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2012

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