Jackie, Bobby and Marlon

Press stories appeared all over the world today about a book coming out next week, Bobby and Jackie: A Love Story, by C. David Heymann.

Most of the stories simply report the book’s allegations that in-laws Jackie and Bobby Kennedy were lovers (some are more focused on the claim that she seduced Marlon Brando), but the NY Daily News points out this is the third time Heymann has written about the affair. The paper quotes other Kennedy experts who ridicule the idea. Laurence Leamer accuses Heymann of “trying to make a buck.”

The book is now at #36 on Amazon sales rankings. Most libraries have not ordered it as yet; the only prepub review appears to be from Publishers Weekly, in a “Web Exclusive” review, June 8th.

Bobby and Jackie: A Love Story
C. David Heymann
Retail Price: $26.00
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Atria – (2009-07-14)
ISBN / EAN: 1416556249 / 9781416556244

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