"I love memoirs and this one was surprisingly beautiful. Carole Radziwell writes about her courtship with Anthony Radizwill, their different backgrounds the romance, wedding and marriage of John and Carolyn Bessette and the tragic summer where she lost her husband and unexpectedly lost her two best friends. Intimate."
"This book sets the family history from Rose's point of view. Easy to read and one of the first Kennedy books I read as a child. Seems to have all the mythology wrapped up in this book. Especially good if you read this and Barbara Gibson's memoir (listed last) for a sense of Rose Kennedy's personality."
"So many biographies of JFK, this one has a personal perspective that I enjoy and think is appropriate. Evelyn Lincoln was considered a little nutty and overly, uncomfortably obsessed with JFK but it makes for a great read."
"Gossipy, guilty pleasure. I would have felt terribly betrayed if I were JKO. The tone of this book is obnoxious. Still, I found it hard to put down. I like this because covers the same time frame as Evelyn Lincoln's book so it covers the same things from different perspectives."
"most appealing personality of a former staffer turned memoirist. Really great book. Charming. Barbara Gibson is an empathic woman who was a long time secretary of Rose Kennedy, beginning her employ when Mrs. Kennedy was in her 80's."