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“Lyrically and precisely recaptures the frenetic ecstasy of early love.”—The Washington Post
“[A] wistful story of love and ultimate loss . . . The life of a Kennedy is one of great privilege [and Christina] Haag’s memoir allows us intimate access. . . . She doesn’t bow to tabloid sensationalism; instead, she gently dusts off her tender, aching memories and bravely holds them to the light.”—Los Angeles Times
“Perfectly captures what it feels like to be young and in love—the giddiness, the lunacy, the madcap swings between exhilaration and despair . . . Haag is a beautiful writer.”—Entertainment Weekly
“The most honest, most thoroughly rendered, most memorable memoir of young love published in recent years . . . a remarkable work.”—New York Journal of Books
“[A] haunting memoir.”—Marie Claire
"Spellbinding... An honest, heartfelt account of love, politics and tragedy."—Kirkus Reviews
"A piercing portrait of a vibrant, reckless, tender young man so bursting with life that nothing could contain him."—Publisher's Weekly
"A brave, human, beautiful, wrenching memoir."—Dani Shapiro, author of DEVOTION
"The first credible portrait of John Kennedy Jr."—HeadButler
"Deeply personal stories of survival, redemption and love."—More
"A moving portrayal. Magical."—Palm Beach Post
"A riveting read."—Southampton Press
An elegy to first love, a lost New York, and a young man who led his life with surprising and abundant grace. When Christina Haag was growing up on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, John F. Kennedy, Jr., was just one of the boys in her circle of prep school friends, a skinny kid who lived with his mother and sister on Fifth Avenue and who happened to have a Secret Service detail following him at a discreet distance at all times. A decade later, after they had both graduated from Brown University and were living in New York City, Christina and John were cast in an off-Broadway play together. It was then that John confessed his long-standing crush on her, and they embarked on a five-year love affair. Glamorous and often in the public eye, but also passionate and deeply intimate, their relationship was transformative for both of them. With exquisite prose, Haag paints a portrait of a young man with an enormous capacity for love, and an adventurous spirit that drove him to live life to its fullest.
A haunting book, Come to the Edge is a lasting evocation of a time and a place--of the indelible sting of the loss of young love, and of the people who shape you and remain with you, whether in person or in spirit. It is about being young and full of hope, with all the potential of your life as yet unfulfilled, and of coming of age at a moment in New York's history when the city at once held danger, magic, and endless possibilities for self-discovery.
Rarely has a love story been told so beautifully.
A romantic, heart-breaking memoir about a once in a lifetime, profound love affair with America's royal son, John F. Kennedy Jr. Read morePublished 10 days ago by louise larsen
I liked the book but found it boring and hard to follow in certain chapters.Published 11 days ago by Hayley E. Jorstad
Lyrical. Smell and touch in Haag's pages a New York gone; a world gone. Makes you want to stay offline as long as you can. A gift.Published 1 month ago by Ioannis Pappos
A well written book revolving around the life of America's prince-JFK, Jr. Told from the perspective of someone close to him. Believable anecdotes abound.Published 1 month ago by Evelyn Reznak