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Come to the Edge: A Love Story


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ISBN13: 9780385523189
ISBN10: 0385523181
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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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Christina Haag is an actress who lives in New York and Los Angeles. She is a graduate of Brown University and the Juilliard School.

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Mary Miller, March 3, 2013 (view all comments by Mary Miller)
Never in recent memory has a story brought me such a strong sense of time and place as Christina Haag's Come To The Edge.
I bought the book in anticipation of learning things I hadn't known about John Kennedy Jr., which I absolutely did. What I didn't expect was to connect so much with Christina's story- from her Sacred Heart schooling to her close bond with her father; her college days as a thoughtful, free spirit; and the years following when she and John finally became a couple and came of age together in New York. NYC itself is another character in the book, and although I've never visited, thanks to Christina's loving and unsparing descriptions I have such a vivid picture of the intriguing, fun, colorful place it was in the 70s and 80s. Her recounting of other places (Cumberland Island, the Kennedy family's homes, Brown University in their college days, even the restaurants & bars they frequented) are equally vivid and inspire one to visit them all. Christina's writing is poetic, honest, and clear- the kind of writing that begs to be read aloud, underlined, earmarked, re-read. After finishing Come To The Edge, I can truly say that I am much more familiar with John Kennedy as a person, which feels like a gift. My only regret is that there aren't more chapters in the special relationship of this very special couple. But then, in the words of Heraclitus, "No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." Instead it stays crystallized in the past- a tribute to what was, and what could have been- much like my own story, and so many other people's. Thank you, Christina, for sharing your story with the world- and for all the ways in which it helped me reflect upon my own.
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Haag, Christina
Spiegel & Grau
Haag, Christina
Biography-Rich and Famous
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