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Archive for June, 2011

Glamwire’s Featured Author for July is CHRISTINA HAAG

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Christina Haag, actress and author, will read from her memoir “Come to the Edge” at Book Hampton in Sag Harbor on Friday, June 24th at 8pm. “Come to the Edge,” a New York Times Bestseller, was excerpted in the April issue of Vanity Fair, and describes the author’s childhood friendship and 5 year romance with John F. Kennedy, Jr. Book Hampton is located at 20 Main Street in Sag Harbor. 631-725-8425

When Christina Haag was growing up on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, 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 at a discreet distance at all times.

A decade later, after they had both graduated from Brown University and were both living in New York City, Christina and John were acting together in an off-Broadway play. 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. With exquisite prose, Haag paints a portrait of a young man with an enormous capacity for love, and an adventurous spirit that drove him to live life to its fullest.

A haunting book, “Come to the Edge” is a lasting evocation of a time and a place—of the indelible sting of the loss of young love, and of the people who shape you and remain with you, whether in person or in spirit. It is about being young and full of hope, with all the potential of your life as yet unfulfilled, and of coming of age at a moment in New York’s history when the city at once held danger, magic, and endless possibilities for self-discovery.

Rarely has a love story been told so beautifully.

What the critics are saying:

Haag’s memoir… doesn’t bow to tabloid sensationalism; instead she gently dusts off her tender, aching memories and bravely holds them to the light. ––LA Times

Something of a miracle…the most honest, most thoughtfully rendered and most memorable memoir of young love published in recent years. It is a remarkable work. ––New York Journal of Books

Come to the Edge perfectly captures what it feels like to be young and in love – the giddiness, the lunacy, the madcap swings between exhilaration and despair. ––Entertainment Weekly

Tender…Vivid…Moving ––Providence Journal

Spellbinding…An honest, heartfelt account of love, politics and tragedy. ––Kirkus Reviews

A tale of aching, unresolved love…Haag lyrically and precisely recaptures the frenetic ecstasy of early love ––Washington Post

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