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Join us at 10:00am, Thursday, May 15th at the Veterans Memorial Library as we discuss Once Upon A Secret by 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 buy 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.
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.
Mimi Alford sat down with the TODAY SHOW to discuss her book and her reasons for coming out with her secret. Watch the full interview.