Like the man, this memoir is fine but flawed

True Compass: A Memoir, By Edward Kennedy, Little Brown, €22

26th September, 2009

True Compass: A Memoir, By Edward Kennedy, Little Brown, €22

When Edward Kennedy was 13, his father Joseph gave him a stern warning that he could still recall word for word more than 60 years later.

‘‘You can have a serious or a non-serious life, Teddy,” he said. ‘‘I’ll still love you whichever choice you make. But if you decide to have a non-serious life, I won’t have much time for you . . .there are too...

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