Book Reviews of Symptoms of Withdrawal : A Memoir of Snapshots and Redemption

Symptoms of Withdrawal : A Memoir of Snapshots and Redemption
Symptoms of Withdrawal A Memoir of Snapshots and Redemption
Author: Christopher Kennedy Lawford
ISBN-13: 9780060732486
ISBN-10: 0060732482
Publication Date: 10/1/2005
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
Pretty good account of the life of a member of the Kennedy clan. Shows how having a priveleged life can be of no service to you if you aren't able to take proper advantage of it. Lots of pictures and seems to be an honest account.
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Helpful Score: 2
What a book!
Written from the heart, Mr. Lawford pulls no punches as he describes life as a Kennedy cousin, his pride and the pressure of being part of the family, and his descent into drugs and alcoholism.
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Helpful Score: 1
Interesting life perspective from someone who was "high functioning" on drugs and alcohol
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I have always had an interest in the Kennedys and have read many books about them. This book gave a great insite to how the second generation delt with the problems and the expectations that were given to them because of the family they were born into. I enjoys it alot.
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this book is one that you will read all at once, at least i did.
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Very honest book - he's been through a lot.
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Christopher Lawford is a self-indulgent narcissistic brat born into much wealth and fame. Luckily, he recognized this fact early enough to save himself from the depths of despair, drugs, and alcohol addiction. This book was interesting and full of twists and turns. Although the American people may have seen so many of the events in Christopher's life played out on news footage or in the pages of gossip magazines, no one ever saw his life and his family from this point of view. I experienced periods of really disliking his character, and yet, somehow feeling kind of sorry for him. We are, after all, a product of our environment, and his environment was never anything close to "normal".