Friday, February 03, 2012

Anderson: 'Drew Barrymore' & 'The Real Story Behind JFK Jr.'s Final Days'

Guests: Drew Barrymore, "Big Miracle"
Cindy Lowry, Inspired Drew's character in "Big Miracle", Former Greenpeace Director

TOPIC: Last Days of JFK, Jr.
Guest: Rosemarie Terenzio, Former Assistant to JFK, Jr., Author of "Fairy Tale Interrupted"

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Anonymous said...

I only watched the first half of the show because I don't need to hear about JFK Jr's private life. Everyone wants their 15 minutes of fame no matter how it will affect someone even if they have passed away. Money is at the root of everything. Sorry, but I don't like tell all books. Let someone try to write something about Anderson's private life and watch his lawyers file a lawsuit.

On_Love_Street_With_Jim_Morrison said...

I didn't really like today's 'Anderson'. Drew Barrymore was just annoying. And JFK, Jr's assistant, I kind of think she should have just kept that stuff to herself and not written the book.

Anonymous said...

In all actuality, the woman that wrote the book about JFK, Jr. really only talked about her interaction with him and not much about his private life. She wouldn't speculate on his marriage and made the statement that to know what goes on between two people in their relationship you would have to be a mind reader. I haven't seen the book, but from the sounds of it, it's certainly not a tell all book.

Suzanne said...

I enjoyed the show today. Drew was pleasant and enthusiastic about what she was doing. I enjoyed hearing about it.

On the Fairy Tale Interrupted book by JFK Jr.'s assistant, I HAVE read the book and its a very good read. She sticks mostly to her relationship with each of them (Carolyn not as much as JFK Jr. of course) and says nothing of note about the relationship between JFK Jr. and Carolyn - she says she was a friend to each of them and that she had no idea what went on behind the scenes nor was she going to speculate on it. She told of her friendship with Carolyn and gave Carolyn a likeable image - unlike the usual cold, ice queen image that she is usually projected as having. She told of her working relationship with them both and some of the details (like office parties) but nothing that was intrusive in their lives. Unlike other books written about the couple this book did not claim to be anything but a book about their working together. This is not in anyway a tell-all book.

You might try reading a book before you judge it. Ms. Tetrinzio cared deeply about these two people and their deaths left a large rift in hers. I thought her interview with Anderson was good and this was the best show this week to me.

Anonymous said...

@Suzanne you have your opinion I just don't like people writing books about people they worked for to me it is still intrusive. To make money off of someone's life IS NOT my cup of tea.

Anonymous said...

@Anon 11:32 AM - Go ahead and don't read Terenzio's book but I'm curious about your comment, "To make money off of someone's life IS NOT my cup of tea."

So I guess you've never read any of the books about the first Queen Elizabeth or Amelia Earhart or Teddy Roosevelt. Authors writing about someone else's life is a big business and our knowledge of history would be shallower without them.

As I've learned from an old history professor people should read books about history but lots of books to get as many angles, as many different perspectives as possible.

One of the more interesting books I've read was The Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret George; a work of fiction but very well researched.

I'll probably never read Terenzio's book but would guess out of all the things written about JFK Jr. and the entire Kennedy family, her book was probably very kind and well-intentioned.