Melissa Maerz
January 04, 2012 AT 05:00 AM EST

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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