Symptoms of Withdrawal
- A Memoir of Snapshots and Redemption
- Narrated by: Christopher Kennedy Lawford
- Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 09-29-05
- Language: English
- Publisher: HarperAudio
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Lawford recalls Marilyn Monroe teaching him to dance the twist in his living room when he was still a toddler, being awakened late at night by his uncle Jack to hear him announce his candidacy for president, being perched atop a high-roller craps table in Las Vegas while Frank Sinatra and his Rat Pack swapped jokes and threw dice, and other treasured memories of his youth as part of America's royal family.
In spite of this seemingly idyllic childhood, Lawford's early life was marked by the traumatic assassinations of his beloved uncles Jack and Bobby, and he soon succumbed to the burgeoning drug scene of the 1970s during his teen years. With compelling realism mixed with equal doses of self-deprecating wit, youthful bravado, and hard-earned humility, Symptoms of Withdrawal chronicles Lawford's deep and long descent into near-fatal drug and alcohol addiction, and his subsequent formidable path back to the sobriety he has preserved for the past 20 years.
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By Fortunee on 10-02-05
Discovery of Real Freedom
A surprising tale of profound achievement and authentic charm -- being narrated by Lawford added wonderful texture. Another side of the memoir is how it reminds me of Andrew Morton's life of Diana. Different in the sense that the Diana story was never finished with stable discovery of self, but similar in telling a frank account against a major publicity machine -- the Kennedys in this case. Bravo, Christopher Lawford.
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By Jodi L Miller on 09-20-15
THIS BOOK IS A GREAT LISTEN!!
I really loved this autobiography!! I liked that the author narrated his story, Christopher Lawford does a wonderful job bringing across his emotion to the listener! Very well done!!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful