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What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship, and Love (Mass Market)

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This memoir of love, loss, and survival, by award-winning journalist and news producer Carole Radziwill, tells the story of her modest upbringing as well as her journalism career. However, work takes a backseat when her husband, Anthony, is diagnosed with cancer. This is a story of seeking normalcy through five years of of surgeries, treatments, and setbacks, an ordeal superbly told in Radziwill's clear prose. The tragedy culminates in the summer of 1999, when the couple's best friends (and Anthony's cousin) John F. Kennedy, Jr., and his wife, Carolyn, perish in a plane crash, mere weeks before Anthony dies of cancer. This book is not a chronicle of catastrophe, but about realizing what matters and moving on with what remains in the aftermath of tragedy. Moving, wise, unflinchingly honest, and unexpectedly power, this book can change the way you view things.

— Owen


Carole Radziwill's vivid and haunting New York Times bestseller begins with loss and returns to loss. A summer that was meant to bring four friends together in the final weeks of her husband Anthony's life brought instead the kind of tragedy that breaks into ordinary days in a heartbeat, when the small plane carrying Anthony's cousin John Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette,

Carole's best friend, plunged into the ocean. This is the story of a life that has so far been nothing short of extraordinary -- an upstate New York girl who became an ABC news producer who married a Polish prince. What Remains will leave an indelible mark on all who glimpse life's greatest joys and deepest pain in its pages.

About the Author

Carole Radziwill worked as an award-winning journalist with ABC News for fifteen years. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller What Remains, the novel A Widow's Guide to Sex and Dating, and she stars on the Bravo reality show The Real Housewives of New York.

Praise For…

"A riveting and heartbreaking journey beyond the fairy tale, told with...the searing eloquence of a gifted writer."
-- Jeannette Walls, author of The Glass Castle

"A small masterpiece...devastating and beautifully written."
-- New York Post

"Carole Radziwill has written an unsparing, unsentimental, and inspiring memoir. A spirited journalist with a novelist's eye for detail, she delivers a stunningly honest story about life's great joys and deepest pain."
-- Christiane Amanpour, CNN chief international correspondent
Product Details
ISBN: 9781416531265
ISBN-10: 1416531262
Publisher: Pocket Star
Publication Date: August 1st, 2006
Pages: 416
Language: English
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