The Good Son

JFK Jr. and the Mother He Loved

The Good Son

The #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers another dramatic installment in the lives of the Kennedys—including new details about JFK Jr., his relationship with his mother, his many girlfriends, and the night of his tragic death.

Critically acclaimed author Christopher Andersen is a master of celebrity biographies—boasting sixteen bestsellers, among them These Few Precious Days, Mick, and William and Kate. Now, in his latest thrilling book, new and untold details of the life and death of JFK Jr. come to light, released in time for the fifteenth year marker of the tragic plane crash on July 16, 1999.

At the heart of The Good Son is the most important relationship in JFK Jr.’s life: that with his mother, the beautiful and mysterious Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Andersen explores his reactions to his mother’s post-Dallas suicidal depression and growing dependence on prescription drugs (as well as men); how Jackie felt about the women in her son’s life, from Madonna and Sarah Jessica Parker, to Daryl Hannah and Carolyn Bessette, to his turbulent marriage; the senseless plane crash the took his life; the aftermath of shock, loss, grief, and confusion; and much more. Offering new insights into the intense, tender, often stormy relationship between this iconic mother and son, The Good Son is a riveting, bittersweet biography for lovers of all things Kennedy.
  • Gallery Books | 
  • 368 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781476775562 | 
  • October 2014
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Christopher Andersen
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Christopher Andersen

Christopher Andersen is the critically acclaimed author of sixteen New York Times bestsellers, including The Day Diana Died and The Day John Died, which both reached number one, and Mick, William and Kate, Jackie After Jack, Diana’s Boys, and Sweet Caroline. His work has been translated into more than twenty-five languages. A former contributing editor of Time and longtime senior editor of People, Andersen has written for a wide range of publications, including The New York Times, Life, and Vanity Fair and frequently appears on such programs as Today, Good Morning America, and Entertainment Tonight.