A Must Read Book – Carole Radziwill’s What Remains

What Remains Book



I’m a total Real Housewife junkie. I watch them ALL. Ask me about any of them, and I am totally up to date on what is happening on any of the shows. I know, it’s embarrassing, but if you know me you can attest it’s totally true. Don’t let that deter you from my upcoming recommendation.

Carole Radziwill is currently a housewife on The Real Housewives of New York City. After her first season on the show I knew her husband had died of cancer, and that she had known John F. Kennedy Jr. and his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy. I didn’t look into this any further, but was curious about her best selling book What Remains.

Wow – you have to read this book.

I don’t want to give too much away or review the book for you, but I couldn’t put it down. She so honestly explains her story, and at times it’s embarrassingly hard to read. She was so brave to be so brutally honest on how she felt and the ways she reacted to what she went through.

I cried. A lot. Possibly sobs? I’m a bit of a pushover as it is, so maybe you will make it without a tear. It really is an amazing story of something you may also think you know about – the lives of her very famous extended family. 15 years ago last month the plane of JFK Jr., Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and her sister Lauren crashed into the ocean, which is something most people know. How close Carole was to all of this was surprising to me.

This memoir is absolutely worth reading, and although it is a very sad story, I found Carole to be a great storyteller, adding enough details to paint the picture of exactly what was happening so you could see it yourself. And the life Carole led before her marriage and friendship with the Kennedy’s? She was impressively successful, and it’s amazing I watched her on a reality T.V. show and still didn’t realize how accomplished she really was.

Trust me – read it!



  1. September 2, 2014 / 6:28 pm

    I had never heard of this book before but by not giving anything away but just stressing how great it is has made me ever so curious! I just need to know what happens in here 😀 So I can’t wait to pick it up, I have added it to my TBR


    • Roxymandy
      September 3, 2014 / 2:12 pm

      I really didn’t want to say too much about the plot, but I really did think it was a great book and worth a read. I hope you enjoy it!

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