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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (746 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christina Haag Narrator: Christina Haag Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN:
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When Christina Haag was growing up on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, 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 at a discreet distance at all times. A decade later, after they had both graduated from Brown University and were living in New York City, 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. With exquisite prose, Haag paints a portrait of a young man with an enormous capacity for love and an adventurous spirit that drove him to live life to its fullest.

A haunting book, Come to the Edge is a lasting evocation of a time and a place - of the indelible sting of the loss of young love, and of the people who shape you and remain with you, whether in person or in spirit. It is about being young and full of hope, with all the potential of your life as yet unfulfilled, and of coming of age at a moment in New York's history when the city at once held danger, magic, and endless possibilities for self-discovery. Rarely has a love story been told so beautifully.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debra Broome | 2/13/2014

    " Loved this! The writing was beautiful and the story just as good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lucy | 1/25/2014

    " So addictive for the historical gossip, but beautifully written, too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 1/24/2014

    " I have read of couple of JFK,Jr. memoirs/biographies, and I have always been a bit facinated with him. This author had a long, intimate relationship with him. So, I was surprised when the first third of this book was really boring. But I stuck with it and it did get a lot more interesting. And I ultimately liked it. Her perpspective was so unique. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kris Siegel | 1/19/2014

    " This memoir is a love letter to NYC and to the Kennedy family by Christina Haag, John F. Kennedy Jr.'s childhood friend and girlfriend for 5 years. A sweet, touching and enjoyable read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon Pelletier | 1/19/2014

    " I loved this book. I read a library copy, but someday I will come across it in a bookstore, and buy it, and read it again, and then again every few years or so. A gorgeous picture of how love can grow out of friendship without missing out on the infatuation stage, and of how a relationship can end for the best of both parties without the love ever ending at all, for the rest of their lives. Also a love story to New York and to the beautiful places that are the opposite of New York, showing the way the two (city and woods, city and beach, city and island, city and mountains) highlight each other's wonder. Haag has a gift for making the colors, winds, smells of a place alive without distracting from any conversation or event that may be happening there. Also, for all his fame, John remains a man, though the complications of his unusual position in the world are not masked. And the next-to-last chapter of the book is some of the truest, unignorable theology I've read in years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marilyn | 1/16/2014

    " I enjoyed reading Ms Haag's book, it was a warm and loving story. Brought back some wonderful memories of being young and in love some fifty years ago. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edward | 1/7/2014

    " The memoir brings John F. Kennedy Jr. to life - it is a touching remembrance of a love story that did not have a happy ending. You'll come away really liking JFK Jr. and mourning his loss even more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbi | 11/19/2013

    " Well written and poignant. I feel Ms Haag shared her most intimate relationship with John, Jr. and his family with honesty and grace. In the end, I wept for her and the memory of a man whose life ended so abruptly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 9/20/2013

    " If you're anything like me, you sometimes like to pretend that you're dating John F. Kennedy Jr. This book fully supports that psychosis. I've just started it but John's ex-girlfriend is a pretty decent story teller, and I appreciate the details she offers up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Underwood | 9/9/2013

    " I liked this book. I understood clearly that this book was written from one perspective but the glimpse into JFK Jr.'s life was fascinating. Loved the story of Ethel. Linda "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth Farley | 5/21/2013

    " major swooning over JFK Jr.! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diana Borja ogan | 3/12/2013

    " As I am into a Kennedy rampage, this is all part of the background on Jackie and John John... Mediocre reading but adds to my general knowledge of this USA history. The Patriarch is next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carly | 12/3/2012

    " I really enjoyed this; part travelogue of adventurous, romantic vacations, part love song to NYC, and part fond reminiscence of a long-ended relationship. This relationship just happens to feature JFK Jr., lending a hit of celebrity voyeurism and a very real sadness to the generally engaging prose. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claudia | 10/24/2012

    " Was so excited when I won this book from first reads, then didn't want to read it at first. Knowing he was gone to soon really still gets to me. Very enjoyable read, was nice to read a story like this and the author did a great job keeping my interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexa (Girardi) Raab | 10/22/2012

    " I have always been fascinated by the Kennedys and Christina Haag provides an intimate narrative of what it was like to not only grow up with JFK Jr., but what it was like to know Jackie O. and Caroline as well. I am gravitating toward more memoirs these days and this one was terrific. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bev | 8/16/2012

    " It's always interesting to read about lives of the rich and famous-what a burden it must be to keep any kind of perspective when born into such an environment. At least it sounds like John Kennedy gave it a good shot, but I get the impression his life was not so easy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kthegr8 | 6/5/2012

    " A haunting, beautifully written evocative memoir. Listen to the audio book, read by author, to fully enjoy this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia | 5/20/2012

    " Beautifully written memoir with a glance into the everyday life of JFK, Jr. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 R.S. Ryder | 9/14/2011

    " A breathtakingly beautiful book, written with such grace and loving detail, painting the moments so the reader can live in them with her. It is a fairy tale come true, one that the author lived in reality. I recommend this to anyone with a beating heart and loving soul. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maureen | 6/24/2011

    " Another wonderful, touching Kennedy memoir......so far lovely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 6/15/2011

    " I liked this memoir of her love for JFK Jr. It was a sweet glimpse into a different world and revealed more about Mrs. Kennedy, who I admire very much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 5/26/2011

    " I enjoyed this book very much.
    I am a Camelot believer so know that first :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 5/26/2011

    " I liked this book. I understood clearly that this book was written from one perspective but the glimpse into JFK Jr.'s life was fascinating. Loved the story of Ethel. Linda "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Henry | 4/26/2011

    " Love JFK, read the excerpt in Vanity Fair and it became a must read!
    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cheri | 4/24/2011

    " Yes, I read this. A girl has to have a little fluff in her life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 4/22/2011

    " If you're anything like me, you sometimes like to pretend that you're dating John F. Kennedy Jr. This book fully supports that psychosis. I've just started it but John's ex-girlfriend is a pretty decent story teller, and I appreciate the details she offers up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbi | 4/20/2011

    " Well written and poignant. I feel Ms Haag shared her most intimate relationship with John, Jr. and his family with honesty and grace. In the end, I wept for her and the memory of a man whose life ended so abruptly. "

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