The Other Man

The Other Man

John F. Kennedy Jr., Carolyn Bessette, & Me

Book - 2004
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I found myself wondering what would have happened if I had said yes. . . . Would she be alive today? Would we be together? Would we be happy?

This is the story of a small-town kid who moved to the big city, fell in love with a beautiful, mysterious woman, and found himself in competition with the most eligible bachelor in the world, John F. Kennedy Jr.

Now, for the first time, Michael Bergin reveals the truth behind a life lived in the limelight and a relationship shrouded in secrecy. From his early days growing up in a small blue-collar Connecticut town, to his meteoric rise as fashion icon and television star, to the passion he shared with the enigmatic and complex Carolyn Bessette, this is an inside look at the world of beauty, power, and celebrity.

In 1992, Michael and Carolyn met in a bar in New York City. She was unlike any woman he had ever known -- sophisticated, successful, with bewitching charm and grace. An intensely passionate relationship was born. Not long after, Michael landed the coveted Calvin Klein underwear campaign, and his career took off. The future looked bright, and Carolyn and Michael seemed destined for a long and happy life together.

But it was not to be. Four years later Michael was an international fashion icon and Carolyn was Mrs. John F. Kennedy Jr. -- however, the story doesn't end there. This is the truth about their lives, a tale full of warmth, humor, heartbreak, and tragedy.

.Above all, The Other Man is a testament to the enduring power of love and a story about the painful choices we make with our all-too-human hearts.

Publisher: New York : ReganBooks, 2004.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780060723897
Characteristics: 242 p., [30] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.


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Agon620 Jul 10, 2014

I'm about half-way through this book and it's not as bad as I'd been led to believe it might be. However, I'm appalled that his editors didn't realize "Stanford" Connecticut should be "Stamford". Come on! That's a really bad error.

Jun 24, 2012

Great book. It really puts things into perspective. Carolyn Bessette was an everyday girl wresting with the big mistake she made in her life.
It seems that she loved JFK Jr. but couldn't give up the ordinary life with Michael Bergin.
I give kudos to Michael Berman for revealing the true story of what was reall going on in Carolyn's love life.
RIP Carolyn and John.

joiedevivre Oct 09, 2011

This is a very good book that proves that JFK Jr. was on his way to a divorce when he died.


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