Here's a 180 degree turn. There is a new book out by a woman named Mimi Alford. It is called, Once Upon a Secret: My Affair With John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath. I know Mimi. I don't know her well but we have socialized multiple times. She is married to a very dear friend of my husband's. She is gracious, warm, and lovely. I knew that she was writing this book. I never doubted her story, ever, but this week the book has been released and the promos begin. NBC has an exclusive first interview with her with Meredith Vieira. Each time they promo it or introduce a clip to show, they use the word "claim." She claims to have had an affair with JFK. They present it so incredulously. She's a "liar." The View talked about Mimi and the book. She's going on that show tomorrow, Thursday. Whoopi already dismissed her. I was so surprised. Access Hollywood calls it "the alleged affair." Clearly, I have a different vantage point for this particular story. I find Mimi credible and a reluctant storyteller. I will be interested to see the interview tonight in full on Brian Williams show and tomorrow on The View. I also will be more wary of the subliminal pre-judged promos that must happen all the time that I never noticed.
Sidebars: Maybe the most important event, personally, was that my husband received an early copy from his publisher of his first book, Don Kirshner: The Man With the Golden Ear. Thrilling, thrilling, thrilling. What an achievement. Very proud!
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