Come to the Edge - Christina Haag

Come to the Edge

By Christina Haag

  • Release Date: 2011-03-29
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Come to the Edge book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 239 Ratings)

Come to the Edge Christina Haag Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

The Love Story of JFK Jr. and Christina Haag • New York Times bestseller
 
When Christina Haag was growing up on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, John F. Kennedy, Jr., was just one of the boys in her circle of prep school friends, a skinny kid who lived with his mother and sister on Fifth Avenue and who happened to have a Secret Service detail following him discreetly at all times. A decade later, after they had both graduated from Brown University, Christina and John were cast in an off-Broadway play together. It was then that John confessed his long-standing crush on her, and they embarked on a five-year love affair. Glamorous and often in the public eye, but also passionate and deeply intimate, their relationship was transformative for both of them. Exquisitely written, Come to the Edge is an elegy to first love, a lost New York, and a young man with an enormous capacity for tenderness, and an adventurous spirit, who led his life with surprising and abundant grace.

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User reviews about this book

  • Wow! that first chapter is...

    4
    By Sally, That Girl!
    I won't spoiler alert it but I have been enamored of JFK, Jr since puberty hit me at 16 and cried when he married Caroline. I read that there was criticism for this author sharing her memoirs but as someone who never got to meet him I like that I can see a personal side of him and his family and how he was from a POV of someone who had had a relationship with him. Her style of writing is very descriptive and feeds my imagination endlessly. Thank you for sharing this most personal experience with someone so beloved by America and by me.
  • A pleasure to read

    5
    By Zzzzzggy
    I enjoyed the book. Love the narrative. Needless to say it is a beautiful story. RMF
  • Piercing

    5
    By vince247
    This book touches and takes one to the deepest places of the heart. It pierces. It reveals. It shares. It unfolds. It is not a tell-all book, but rather like sitting with old friends in the gloaming and sharing stories. Stories that are reflective and filled with the stuff of which life is made. It is a book that calls to the reader and draws you into the midst of the story. There is a place for biography, but this to me seems better. It is piercing. It leaves the marrow of lives shared open, pierced. This is much more than a good read. It is quietly opening a life journal and discovering a pierced life that shares the soul. Read it. Reflect on it. Allow it to pierce your life. If you so do, you will come to the last word of the last sentence on the last page, and find that you are a blood-brother or a blood-sister with those that walk among these pages. Enjoy!
  • Great Read

    5
    By Corngood
    A gem of a book...Ms. Haag writes purposefully yet poetically. Intriguing, leaves you wanting more. Highly recommend!
  • Indelible

    4
    By donverger
    A beautifully written book. Intimate. A book about the heart. Donald Verger
  • Come To The Edge

    5
    By lewbrea
    Beautifully written. A story of time lost and time remembered between two people. Soft and personal, Christina's words allow you to understand. It tugged at my heart.
  • The story of friendship, love and growth

    4
    By wolfbur
    The image of a young John captivated me at 13 when his father died but the book took me to a time and culture interesting and new compared to my Midwest experience The decisions we make, regrets and gratefulness are nonetheless similar.
  • A nice gentle read!

    4
    By lizutu
    This is a sweet love story. It is of snapshots jumbled in time the way ones memories are jumbled. I wanted more information about why they stopped seeing each other and what happened to John between the time they split up and his death, but it is just a series of pictures, mostly about Ms Haag herself. I guess the author didn't want to second guess too much. Interesting about Jackie.
  • A must read!

    5
    By MM2288
    Haag has received a myriad of negative press for divulging her relationship with America's favorite first son. But this beautifully bittersweet memoir gives us a glimpse into the passionate and thrill seeking JFK, Jr. and the almost addictive love affair they shared. Poignant and respectful, Haag shares memories of their first meeting at 15, to living as friends at Brown University, and their subsequent falling in and out of love. A moving and tragic story that reminds us how short life and love can be and the people we will always carry in our hearts.

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