Bookreporter Talks to… Jesse Kornbluth

Jesse Kornbluth is an author and journalist who has contributed to Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, The New York Times and more. Today he is a cultural concierge at He also is Carol’s business partner and worked with her to start The Book Report Network before the internet had really taken off. In this interview, Carol and Jesse talk about his new book, a fictional diary from the perspective of JFK’s fondest lover, Mary Meyer. As Jesse puts it, what would otherwise be a footnote in historical books about John F. Kennedy takes center stage in this tragic love story; perhaps the greatest love story never told.

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JFK and Mary Meyer: A Love Story by Jesse Kornbluth

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