The #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers another dramatic installment in the lives of the Kennedys—including new details about JFK Jr., his relationship with his mother, his many girlfriends, and the night of his tragic death.
Critically acclaimed author Christopher Andersen is a master of celebrity biographies—boasting sixteen bestsellers, among them These Few Precious Days, Mick, and William and Kate. Now, in his latest thrilling book, new and untold details of the life and death of JFK Jr. come to light, released in time for the fifteenth year marker of the tragic plane crash on July 16, 1999.
At the heart of The Good Son is the most important relationship in JFK Jr.’s life: that with his mother, the beautiful and mysterious Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Andersen explores his reactions to his mother’s post-Dallas suicidal depression and growing dependence on prescription drugs (as well as men); how Jackie felt about the women in her son’s life, from Madonna and Sarah Jessica Parker, to Daryl Hannah and Carolyn Bessette, to his turbulent marriage; the senseless plane crash the took his life; the aftermath of shock, loss, grief, and confusion; and much more. Offering new insights into the intense, tender, often stormy relationship between this iconic mother and son, The Good Son is a riveting, bittersweet biography for lovers of all things Kennedy.
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About the Author
Christopher Andersen is the critically acclaimed author of more than fifteen New York Times bestsellers which have been translated into more than twenty-five languages worldwide. Two of his books—The Day Diana Died and The Day John Died (about JFK Jr.)—reached #1. A former contributing editor of Time magazine and longtime senior editor of People magazine, Andersen has also written hundreds of articles for a wide range of publications, including The New York Times, Life, and Vanity Fair. Andersen has appeared frequently on such programs as the Today show, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, Entertainment Tonight, CBS This Morning, Extra, Access Hollywood, The O’Reilly Factor, Fox & Friends, Hardball, Larry King Live, “E” Entertainment, Inside Edition, and more.
Table of Contents
Preface: "A Certain Gallantry" xiii
Part 1 His Mother's Son
1 "Please Don't Do It" 3
2 The Son He Had Longed For 15
3 "John, You Can Salute Daddy Now" 41
4 "A Kennedy Never Gives Up" 67
5 "I Want to Help Him Go Back and Find His Father" 91
6 A Shoe Box Full of Diamonds 125
7 The Crown Prince 181
Part 2 John on his Own
8 Just One of the Guys 197
9 "My Mother Will Be Frantic" 213
10 "I'm Not My Father" 243
11 "The Luckiest Man Alive" 291
Sources and Chapter Notes 331
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