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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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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 February 3, 2012

    Rosie who?

    I really wanted to like this book because I loved JFK, Jr. However, the title of the book should have been: "Rosie Climbs Her Way to the Top."
    This book was ALL about Rosemarie: she was John and Caroline's best friend! She was indespensible to John! And all the perks of running with the big dogs! And please! May I drop some more names and show you some more notes so that you will see how wonderful I am! And that magazine, "George" would never have survived at all without me! I was the equal to all the editors and came up with all the ideas! Never mind that I was only an assistant/secretary! I was really John's chief of Staff! And now that he has gone I have lost all my perks! And woe is me! Since I literally ran John and Caroline's life, I am now too good for any other job!
    Enough said.

    16 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2012

    Save your money

    Enjoyed reading about the real JFK Jr. and his wife - got very tired of reading about her smoking and subsisting on cigarettes and diet soda - who really cares about that or what size she was - didn't mind the JFK Jr/Carolyn ancedotes - who cares about her day to day - isn't that the role of an assistant. Glad I didn't buy it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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