- Audio CD
- 5 pages
- Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath
- Mimi Alford
- 02 May 2018 Mimi Alford
In The Summer Of 1962, Nineteen Year Old Mimi Beardsley Arrived By Train In Washington, D.C., To Begin An Internship In The White House Press Office The Kennedy Administration Had Reinvigorated The Capital And The Country And Mimi Was Eager To Contribute For A Young Woman From A Privileged But Sheltered Upbringing, The Job Was The Chance Of A Lifetime Although She Started As A Lowly Intern, Mimi Made An Impression On Kennedy S Inner Circle And, After Just Three Days At The White House, She Was Presented To The President Himself Almost Immediately, The Two Began An Affair That Would Continue For The Next Eighteen Months In An Era When Women In The Workplace Were Still Considered Girls, Mimi Was Literally A Girl Herself Na Ve, Innocent, Emotionally Unprepared For The Thrill That Came When The President S Charisma And Power Were Turned On Her Full Force She Was Also Unprepared For The Feelings Of Isolation That Would Follow As She Fell Into The Double Life Of A College Student Who Was Also The Secret Lover Of The Most Powerful Man In The World Then, After The President S Tragic Death In Dallas, She Grieved In Private, Locked Her Secret Away, And Tried To Start Her Life Anew, Only To Find That Her Past Would Cast A Long Shadow And Ultimately Destroy Her Relationship With The Man She Married In 2003, A Kennedy Biographer Mentioned A Tall, Slender, Beautiful Nineteen Year Old College Sopho And White House Intern, Who Worked In The Press Office In Reference To One Of The President S Affairs The Disclosure Set Off A Tabloid Frenzy And Soon Exposed Mimi And The Secret That She Had Kept For Forty One Years Because Her Past Had Been Revealed In Such A Shocking, Public Way, She Was Forced, For The First Time, To Examine The Choices She D Made She Came To Understand That Shutting Down One Part Of Her Life So Completely Had Closed Her Off From So Much No Longer Defined By Silence Or Shame, Mimi Alford Has Finally Unburdened Herself With This Searingly Honest Account Of Her Life And Her Extremely Private Moments With A Very Public Man Once Upon A Secret Offers A New And Personal Depiction Of One Of Our Most Iconic Leaders And A Powerful, Moving Story Of A Woman Coming To Terms With Her Past And Moving Out Of The Shadows To Reclaim The Truth.
Marion Mimi Alford born May 7, 1943 is an American woman who wrote a book first published in 2011 about her affair 50 years earlier with the United States President John F Kennedy when she was a 19 year old intern working in the White House Her book is titled Once Upon a Secret My Affair with President John F Kennedy and Its Aftermath.