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Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

103 out of 111 people found this review helpful.

Interesting story

While I found this story at times disturbing, I found it still believable. For anyone who has been swept up in a relationship (business, friendship, or love) with an individual who has immense power, they will understand this book. I've seen a few cruel reviews on other...
While I found this story at times disturbing, I found it still believable. For anyone who has been swept up in a relationship (business, friendship, or love) with an individual who has immense power, they will understand this book. I've seen a few cruel reviews on other sites about Mimi and how she was naive, has no self confidence, or needs to just get over this and move on. First, she was a nineteen year old in the 1960's, a completely different era. Second, anyone who thinks they could just easily "get over" or move on from a affair with such a powerful figure is full of it. For those who know the complexities of the human mind and heart, it's completely understandable how something like this would change someone's life, especially years later as you mature and realize some of the things that happened in the past. Looking back in our youth, there are a lot of moments we just didn't understand or had to learn from. I truly believe Mimi when she says this is just a book she had to write to fully reveal the true story she kept a secret for so long. As an older, more mature woman, she reveals a number of her feelings in the book, to fully admitting how she was naive and had a lack of understanding in her youth. But she also began to grow from the experience, until she did gain confidence and the belief in herself to be the woman she is today.

posted by Kylie51 on February 9, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

24 out of 98 people found this review helpful.

Waste of money and time

She should not profit from her lack of morals and ethics. He may have started the affair, she continued it, time and time again. While knowing he was married . And now again NO consideration of Caroline and her children. If Mimi needs to talk to free herself from the bu...
She should not profit from her lack of morals and ethics. He may have started the affair, she continued it, time and time again. While knowing he was married . And now again NO consideration of Caroline and her children. If Mimi needs to talk to free herself from the burdens of her continuous actions, talk to a therapist behind closed doors. She continues to hurt others with no consideration, this book is a waste of time and good money. President Kennedy is a fool for starting the affair, she is despicable for continuing it! This book is a waste of my time and money.

posted by Ccobx on February 11, 2012

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  • Posted March 25, 2012

    READ IT - Are you a Kennedy Fan?

    This book you will not be able to put down.
    Especailly if you are a Kennedu Fan. Hard to believe this could go on..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

    Recommend

    Good easy reading, interesting and well written.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2012

    Real

    Sincere.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    Gotta read it

    This is very good. After seeing Mimi on tv, I was intrigued to read it! I ended up feeling both happy & saddened by her experience. She was eliquent on tv, & in prose as well!

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  • Posted February 21, 2012

    Excellent reading

    Well written! I enjoyed it simply because of the fashion in which it was written. Never once did I sense any negativity or put down in this powerful book. I have to commend Mimi, on the courage it took for her to write this. I loved it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2012

    Omg

    Holy cow I had no idea

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2012

    Throughly Throughly Very personnel Very re Secret Revealinh Soo So honestly revealing

    Mrs







    This story was so touching and tastefully presented. Certainly could appreciate Ms Alford's feelings throughout. Thanks for sharing.





























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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    Could not put it down!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2012

    Loved it

    Mimi is a real person, and u can tell that. I loved that book is about her whole life. It is a short book. I read the whole book in two days.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    A great book! Must read

    A great book! Must read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    Awesome book

    Read this it is wonderful

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