Fairy Tale Interrupted

A Memoir of Life, Love, and Loss

By Rosemarie Terenzio
(Gallery Books, Paperback, 9781439187685, 247pp.)

Publication Date: July 10, 2012

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Description
"Working Girl" meets "What Remains," the 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.
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").



About the Author
Rose-Marie Terenzio was born in the Bronx and served as personal assistant, publicist, and confidante to John F. Kennedy, Jr., from 1994 until his death in 1999.
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