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Also by Christopher Kennedy Lawford:

What Addicts Know, January 2014
Hardcover
Recover To Live, December 2012
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Moments Of Clarity, January 2009
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Symptoms of Withdrawal, October 2005
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Symptoms of Withdrawal
Christopher Kennedy Lawford

"Kennedys don't cry. And they don't write tell-all books. So this memoir breaks new ground, "-- Booklist

A Memoir of Snapshots and Redemption
William Morrow
October 2005
416 pages
ISBN: 0060732482
Hardcover
$25.95
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Born into enormous privilege as well as burdened by gut- wrenching family tragedy, Christopher Kennedy Lawford now shares his life story, offering a rare glimpse into the private worlds of the rich and famous of both Washington politics and the Hollywood elite. A triumphantly inspiring memoir, the first from a Kennedy family member since Rose Kennedy's 1974 autobiography, Lawford's Symptoms of Withdrawal tells the bittersweet truth about life inside America's greatest family legacy.

As the firstborn child of famed Rat Pack actor Peter Lawford and Patricia Kennedy, sister to John F. Kennedy, Christopher Kennedy Lawford grew up with presidents and movie stars as close relatives and personal friends.

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 twenty years.

Symptoms of Withdrawal is a poignantly honest portrayal of Lawford's life as a Kennedy, a journey overflowing with hilarious insider anecdotes, heartbreaking accounts of Lawford's addictions to narcotics as well as to celebrity and, ultimately, the redemption he found by asserting his own independence.

In this groundbreakingly courageous and exceptionally well- written memoir, Lawford steps forward to rise above the buried pain that first led to his addiction, and today lives mindfully by his time-tested mantra: "We are only as sick as the secrets we keep." Symptoms of Withdrawal keeps no secrets and is a compelling testament to the power of truth.

Media Buzz

Larry King Live - May 5, 2006
Larry King Live - December 25, 2005
The Insider - October 11, 2005
Sunday Morning - October 9, 2005
Entertainment Tonight - September 30, 2005
Extra - September 29, 2005
Extra - September 28, 2005
Good Morning America - September 27, 2005

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