Forever Young: My Friendship with John F. Kennedy, Jr.
Robert Huber, William Sylvester Noonan
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A uniquely intimate portrait of John F. Kennedy, Jr., from his closest friend For twenty-five years, William Noonan and John F., were best friends. Sharing an adolescence in Hyannisport, Massachusetts, the two frequented beach bonfires and the Monday night yacht-club dances, took road trips, shared albums, sneaked cigarettes on the widow?s walk of John?s house, and scored beer together. And as they grew older, John and Billy never lost the connection they forged in the Kennedy compound as two young boys who had both tragically lost their fathers.A humble and touching memoir, Forever Younguncovers the private John F., from the matchless vantage point of a longtime childhood friend. Forever Youngis packed with never-revealed details of John and Carolyn Bessette?s courtship and wedding, the launch of George, John?s unusually close relationship with his mother Jackie, and the heartbreaking aftermath of the plane crash off Martha?s Vineyard that killed John, Carolyn, and Carolyn?s sister. Noonan also shares the more ribald episodes, including John?s many famous conquests, skirmishes with paparazzi, and his stint as People?s Sexiest Man Alive.? The definitive story of the son of Camelot, Forever Youngis a touching and revelatory tribute to a friendship between two men?and a life cut devastatingly short..An intimate portrait of John F., from his closest friend with 16 pages of color photos From the iconic image of a little boy saluting his father's casket to his tragic death at age thirty- eight, John F., was never far from the public eye. Now the friend who John was flying to see the night he died reveals the private man behind the public myth. Billy and John shared summers in Hyannisport and formed a bond in the Kennedy compound that lasted well into adulthood. With Forever Young , Noonan offers a unique glimpse into the private life of his boyhood friend-his courtship with Carolyn, his relationship with his mother, Jackie, and his struggle with being the son of a great man he hardly remembered. Affectionate yet candid, Noonan's deeply personal memoir ultimately emerges as the definitive portrait of the son of Camelot.In the world of Boston politics and during summers on Cape Cod, two sons of Irish kings became friends. John F., and William "Billy" Noonan forged a boyhood bond through daring physical feats, yacht club dances, and trying to score beer. Their relationship intensified in the shadows of absent fathers, and continued through college, careers, and marriage. Now, Billy Noonan takes us inside the Kennedy compound with what is likely to be the most honest and illuminating portrait of America's prince ever written. Book jacket