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Fairy Tale Interrupted - RoseMarie Terenzio

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FRANK FODDER Terenzio, JFK Jr.'s former assistant, offers her take on working for the socialite

Fairy Tale Interrupted

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
RoseMarie Terenzio
publisher:
Gallery Books
genre:
Memoir

We gave it a C-

According to Fairy Tale Interrupted, JFK Jr. once called ­Kennedy biographer Edward Klein ”a guy who had lunch with my mother 20 years ago and has been dining out on it ever since.” He might’ve said something similar about Terenzio, who was his assistant from 1994 until his death in 1999 but doesn’t seem to know her boss intimately. (She offers more insight into Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, who she argues was unfairly persecuted.) The book’s subtitle? ”What JFK Jr. Taught Me About Life, Love, and Loss.” But Terenzio?s unsurprising observations, gleaned from phone calls and notes, imply she hasn’t learned much. C-

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