Fairy Tale Interrupted

Fairy Tale Interrupted

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Working Girl meets What Remains, this is the behind-the-scenes story of an unlikely friendship between Americaa€™s favorite First Son, John F. Kennedy, Jr. and his personal assistant, a blue-collar girl from the Bronx. The Kennedys have captured the American imagination for fifty years, and the publica€™s enduring fascination with Camelot continues to this day. Now, former personal assistant and dear friend of JFK, Jr. and Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, RoseMarie Terenzio has waited for more than a decade to share her unique, intimate, and extraordinary perspective of life behind the Kennedy curtain. Upon first meeting, RoseMarie was not immediately impressed with JFK, Jr. In an awkward yet comedic encounter, she walked into her office to find that John had begun dismissively boxing up her personal belongings and moving them to a smaller office, including her prized, autographed Howard Stern photo. As she gave him a piece of her mind, people stood around gaping that she would dare speak to JFK, Jr. that way. But John loved her moxie and eventually asked her to become his personal assistant and publicista€”and years later she would become one of his closest confidantes, as well as Carolyna€™s. For five years RoseMarie witnessed Johna€™s dating, politics, his marriage to Carolyn, and his untimely death. In her memoir, she blends her own story of a young woman who rose from an embattled childhood to follow her dream with amazing revelations about the man who has been the subject of unparalleled attention, sensationalism, adoration, and speculation. Offering readers a rare access to the epicenter of American royalty, this funny, moving, and truthful work is a breath of fresh air in the legacy of writing about the Kennedys. .In 2000, with the playwright Toni Press-Coffmana#39;s blessing, we sent the script to nonprofit theaters throughout the city, but we received a€œdona#39;t call us, wea#39;ll ... It was a funny contradiction. If I had never worked for John Kennedy, becoming more sophisticated through the prestige and the perks 235 FAIRY TALE INTERRUPTED.

Title:Fairy Tale Interrupted
Author:RoseMarie Terenzio
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2012-01-24


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