Symptoms of Withdrawal

Symptoms of Withdrawal : A Memoir of Snapshots and Redemption

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The firstborn child of famed Rat Pack actor Peter Lawford and Patricia Kennedy, sister to John F. Kennedy, Christopher Kennedy Lawford grew up with presidents, senators, and movie stars as close relatives and personal friends. When he was a toddler, Marilyn Monroe taught him how to dance the twist. He recalls being awakened late at night to hear his uncle Jack announce his candidacy for president. His early life was marked by the traumatic assassinations of two beloved uncles&#8212and during his teen years, he succumbed to the tragic allure of the 1970s drug scene.

Symptoms of Withdrawal is Lawford's unflinchingly honest portrayal of his life as a Kennedy&#8212a journey overflowing with hilarious insider anecdotes, heartbreaking accounts of his addictions to narcotics as well as to celebrity, and, ultimately, the redemption he found by asserting his own independence.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 398 pages
  • 134.6 x 198.1 x 35.6mm | 317.52g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061131237
  • 9780061131233
  • 555,589

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..".unlike most Kennedy books, it's free of an agenda."
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