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What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship, and Love

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

FINISHED THE BOOK IN A DAY AND 1/2!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just could not put this book down. I figured that it was a book mostly about John and his wife. BOY WAS I WRONG!!!! This is a love story...an honest one. One reviewer said she wrote in an earthy tone. While I was reading I couldn't figure out the style..but earthy is ...
I just could not put this book down. I figured that it was a book mostly about John and his wife. BOY WAS I WRONG!!!! This is a love story...an honest one. One reviewer said she wrote in an earthy tone. While I was reading I couldn't figure out the style..but earthy is correct...open and well just great.

posted by nickanmaxie on September 19, 2009

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5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Wonderful book

I actually read this book twice, something I seldom (actually never) do. The first time I thought the book was mostly about John and Carolyn Kennedy and Carole Radziwell's relationship with them. However, the second time around, it is mostly about Carole, her life as a ...
I actually read this book twice, something I seldom (actually never) do. The first time I thought the book was mostly about John and Carolyn Kennedy and Carole Radziwell's relationship with them. However, the second time around, it is mostly about Carole, her life as a journalist, and the battle she and her husband fought with his cancer. She knows how weave an emotional thread. I found myself in a relationship with the people in her life, even Lee Radziwell, about whom there was little written.
Ms. Radziwell was able to elevate the characteristics and personalities of those she held in high esteem (such as John and Carolyn Kennedy and her husband) and subtlely paint a picture of control and coldness in those folks she did not particularly care for (must read to see who they are).
Again, this is a great book. I know from the housewives of NY she is struggling with her second novel. Probably because her first book was a real account of real people who we all know. The story, more or less unfolded in real life and simply needed to be told. All I can say is I will look forward to the next read, but I'm keeping my expectations in check.

posted by Reviewqueen on September 8, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2005

    Doesn't add up!

    True, it was a fast and compelling 'read', but it also left me cold--alot of the facts just don't add up! From reading this book,my gut tells me that if her husband hadn't died when he did, they would have soon divorced---I did not feel the love there---and she can't stand 'tragedy whores'---ah, what do you think this book is all about? I would Not recommend this book!

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2012

    Can i get my $ back.

    I was literally on another page and have NO INTEREST in this book. Thank you Tammy

    1 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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