After Camelot by J. Randy Taraborrelli

I have long been a fan of the Kennedy family. I’ve seen my share of documentaries and interviews but “After Camelot: A Personal History of the Kennedy Family 1968 to Present,” was one of the first books I’ve read about the Kennedys.

bookimageEveryone is familiar with JFK and his story but this book delves into the lives of his very famous family in the aftermath in the years after both JFK and Bobby’s assainations.

I have always wondered about the relationships between the family members and how they all dealt with such huge losses and tragedies within the family. Many members of the Kennedy family were very religious and held onto their faith and each other during tough times.

This book chronicles over 50 years with the Kennedy family which included marriages, divorces, children, grandchildren, untimely deaths, rehab stints, politics, and the unattainably high standards that the second generation of Kennedys set for the future generations.

I have also been curious about the Kennedy family today and what they are up to.This book was published in 2012 so the information is all very recent and up to date about the family members today.

Even though this book is 526 pages long once I came to the end, I found myself wanting more still. I was really fascinated with all the stories and new tidbits of information I learned through reading this book. It is very well written. I liked how there were subtitles among the chapters and that the book was split up into parts that were focused on different family members.

This is a must read for all Kennedy fans and anyone who is curious about this very famous family.

Next week I’ll switch from one historically famous family (the Kennedys) to another more modernly famous family, the Kardashians, with Kris Jenner’s “Kris Jenner and All Things Kardashian.”

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