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The first oral biography of John F. Kennedy Jr. is an extraordinarily intimate, comprehensive look at the real man behind the myth. Sharing never-before-told stories and insights, his closest friends, confidantes, lovers, classmates, teachers, and colleagues paint a vivid portrait of one of the most beloved figures of the 20th century, revealing how the boy who saluted became the man America came to know and love who still captures public imagination twenty-five years after his tragic death.

Born into the spotlight, John F. Kennedy Jr. lived a short but remarkable life filled with expectation, ambition, family pressures, love, and tragedy. JFK Jr. dives deep into his complicated psyche and explores the what-ifs, illuminating both the cultural and political moment he inhabited and the way this son of a president, so full of promise and possibility, embodied America’s most cherished hopes.

About The Authors

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RoseMarie Terenzio is the New York Times bestselling author of Fairy Tale Interrupted and the former executive assistant to John F. Kennedy Jr. She served as JFK Jr.’s chief of staff at George magazine and oversaw his public relations and philanthropic causes until his death in 1999. Terenzio is the executive producer of Paramount Network’s I Am JFK, Jr. She is from New York City, where she lives and works as a strategic communications professional.

Liz McNeil is an editor-at-large at People, where she has worked for the last thirty years. She was the executive producer of the Discovery+ documentary Rebuilding Hope: The Children of 9/11 and the writer and executive producer of People’s podcast Cover-Up. She lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Gallery Books (August 15, 2024)
  • Length: 432 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781668018514

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“This oral history of John Kennedy Jr. provides poignant insights and tales from scores of friends and colleagues who knew him well. It’s about more than politics and celebrity. It also deals with issues of adversity, friendship, loyalty, pain, and joy.” -Walter Isaacson, New York Times bestselling author

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