“A truly inspiring story. You managed to capture my Aunt Rosie’s spirit so well. I especially love how it intertwines the stories about Rosie and the author’s aunt Stella. And it provides great glimpses of the author’s experience with them.”
"Aunt Rosemary inspired so many to work against injustice and ignorance. Her struggle and her immense legacy will be felt and celebrated by reading this exceptional book."
“Reveals an untold chapter in the Kennedy saga . . . shows how knowledge of Rosie's disability led to the founding of the Special Olympics by Eunice Kennedy . . . interesting glimpses into one member of the Kennedy clan who was almost lost to her family.”
“Poignantly discloses our nation’s shortcomings, both historically and contemporarily, when it comes to understanding the mentally ill and intellectually challenged. Also reveals the dearth of research concerning the women of the Kennedy family, which pales in comparison to the body of work focused on its men . . . Koehler-Pentacoff’s book offers an intimate glance at the sheltered life that Rosemary lived. . . telling the largely untold story of Rosemary Kennedy, and the story of the intellectually challenged and their allies in the fight to place them as equal members of society.”
“Anyone in the world who’s interested in the famous Kennedy family will find this fascinating memoir to be essential reading. Rosemary Kennedy was the least known member of the family but, it turns out, one of the most significant in the big scheme of things. If you don’t read The Missing Kennedy, you won’t know a critical and enlightening part of the Kennedy story.”