Fairy Tale Interrupted

Fairy Tale Interrupted

A Memoir of Life, Love, and Loss

Book - 2011
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Working Girl meets What Remains in this New York Times bestselling, behind-the-scenes story of an unlikely friendship between America's favorite First Son, John F. Kennedy Jr. and his personal assistant, a blue-collar girl from the Bronx. Featured in the documentary I Am JFK Jr. !

From the moment RoseMarie Terenzio unleashed her Italian temper on the entitled nuisance commandeering her office in a downtown New York PR firm, an unlikely friendship bloomed between the blue-collar girl from the Bronx and John F. Kennedy Jr.

Many books have sought to capture John F. Kennedy Jr.'s life. None has been as intimate or as honest as Fairy Tale Interrupted . Recalling the adventure of working as his executive assistant for five years, RoseMarie portrays the man behind the icon--patient, protective, surprisingly goofy, occasionally thoughtless and self-involved, yet capable of extraordinary generosity and kindness. She reveals how he dealt with dating, politics, and the paparazzi, and describes life behind the scenes at George magazine. Captured here are her memories of Carolyn Bessette, how she orchestrated the ultra-secretive planning of John and Carolyn's wedding on Cumberland Island--and the heartbreak of their deaths on July 16, 1999, after which RoseMarie's whole world came crashing down around her. Only now does she feel she can tell her story in a book that stands as "a fitting personal tribute to a unique boss . . . deliriously fun and entertaining" ( Kirkus Reviews ).
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Gallery Books, c2011.
ISBN: 9781439187685
9781439187678
1439187673
Characteristics: 247 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.-
Alternative Title: Fairytale interrupted.

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nagrome Jan 27, 2015

Another attempt to cash in on JFK Jr. Nothing we didn't already know.

booklady413 Jul 13, 2014

This memoir about JFK Jr written by his assistant at George magazine is a refreshing look into the lives of two people living a fairy tale. Rose Marie and John and his wife Carolyn became friends as well as employer and employee, and we are given a glimpse into that inner sanctum of friendship and easy banter that existed among the three. It is truly a lovely and poignant read. By the way, Rose Marie Terenzio will be talking about her book at the Morris Park library on August 23 at 2:30 pm.

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HopeButterfly
Jun 24, 2012

A great book by Rosemarie Terenzio. Her personal friendship with John Kennedy was full of interests, humour, love on both sides.
But I refer to Michael Berman's book to get the drift of the true Carolyn. I believe Ms. Terenzio just kept this out of her book and just concentrated on the work environment friend's of John.

joiedevivre May 12, 2012

The author portrays JFK Jr. very negatively. And Carolyn Bessette very positively. Not worth a read.

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