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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (208 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jed Mercurio Narrator: Paul Boehmer Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Jed Mercurio presents an explosive, provocative fictional work about the life and times---and sexual dalliances---of President John F. Kennedy during his administration.

American Adulterer examines the psychology of a habitual womanizer in hypnotically clinical prose. Like any successful philanderer, the subject must be circumspect in his choice of mistresses and employ careful calculation in their seduction; he must exercise every effort to conceal his affairs from his wife and jealous rivals. But this is no ordinary adulterer. He is the thirty-fifth president of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

JFK famously confided that if he went three days without a woman, he suffered severe headaches. Acclaimed author Jed Mercurio takes inspiration from the tantalizing details surrounding the president's sex life to conceive this provocatively intimate perspective on Kennedy's affairs.

Yet this is not an indictment. Startlingly empathetic, darkly witty, and deft, American Adulterer is a moving account of a man not only crippled by back pain but enduring numerous medical crises, a man overcoming constant suffering to serve as a highly effective commander-in-chief, committed to a heroically idealistic vision of America. But each affair propels him into increasingly murky waters. President Kennedy fears losing the wife and children to whom he's devoted and the office to which he's dedicated.

This is a stunning portrait of a virtuous man enslaved by an uncontrollable vice and a novel that poses controversial questions about society's evolving fixation on the private lives of public officials and, ultimately, ignites a polemic on monogamy, marriage, and family values. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Mary | 2/18/2014

    " Man, this was a stupid book. I could only take it for 30 pages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nicole Fox | 1/24/2014

    " An interesting read, but I think the author took alot of liberty with the facts. Feels like he morphed JFK and Bill Clinton together using the facts from JFK's administration. Didn't feel accurate because there was not a single mention of Robert Kennedy. If you are going to read this book, please make sure to read it for the entertainment factor and not for its historical accuracy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carrie F. | 1/16/2014

    " My first four star (no five stars yet). The adultery bit aside, it was a fascinating look at a very, very ill man. Also, a very, very witty, moral, peace-loving, president. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Barrie | 12/23/2013

    " I hate to spoil the ending but, he dies... "

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About the Author
Author Jed Mercurio

Jed Mercurio trained as a doctor and joined the Royal Air Force while at medical school. He adapted his first novel, Bodies, into an award-winning drama for the BBC and is currently developing an American version for the Showtime Network. He lives outside London.