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The Lost Diary of M

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  22 ratings  ·  8 reviews
An engrossing debut novel that cannily reimagines the extraordinary life and mysterious death of bohemian Georgetown socialite Mary Pinchot Meyer— secret lover of JFK, ex-wife of a CIA chief, sexual adventurer, LSD explorer and early feminist living by her own rules.

Shewas a longtime lover of JFK.

She was the ex-wife of a CIA chief.

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ebook, 304 pages
Expected publication: February 25th 2020 by Harper
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Christine Cazeneuve
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First thank you to Paul Wolfe and Harper Collins for an e-ARC copy of the book in exchange for an honest opinion of the book.

Why am I not surprised I have never heard of Mary Pinchot, I don't think it is because I was born in 1959 so I was young when Kennedy was shot but we never hear about the women behind great men. This is a terrific and intriguing book and is about the relationship between Mary and Jack from their first encounter to their last.

Mary is a woman, not ahead of her time because
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Sarah Beth
I received an uncorrected proof copy of this novel from HarperCollins.

Written as a fictional diary, this novel explores the secret life of Mary Pinchot Meyer, who was a longtime lover of President John F. Kennedy and who was mysteriously murdered a year after his death. This novel depicts Mary as unrestricted by society's typical rules surrounding women. She is divorced, sleeps with the married president, strips down to her skin and dives in pools at parties, and is an ardent advocate of the
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Becky
Feb 03, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-read-2020
Thank you to the publisher for my free copy of this book.

The Lost Diary of M is a fictional account of Mary Pinchot Meyer's diary. Meyer was a mistress of JFK's during his presidency - I don't think that is officially confirmed but it was widely known. Meyer's ex-husband was Cord Meyer of the CIA and she ran in circles with other CIA wives, artists in Washington DC (she was a painter) and other socialites. Meyer was mysteriously murdered in 1964. Her life was very much out of the public eye and
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Lovely Loveday
The Lost Diary of M: A Novel by Paul Wolfe is a captivating historical fiction that pulls you in from the beginning. A story that is full of mystery and intrigue that is sure to keep you turning pages. The Lost Diary of M is an engrossing story aboutthe extraordinary life and mysterious death of bohemian Georgetown socialite Mary Pinchot Meyer. The secret lover of JFK andx-wife of a CIA chief shares shocking diary entries and are sure to shock you to your core. Secrets that remained hidden until ...more
Jamie Rutland Gillespie
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was born in 1960 and I had never even heard of Mary Pinchot Meyer until I read this book. It is written as a fictional diary (not the actual diary of Ms. Meyer), which I thought was an interesting and fresh idea. It seems that Ms. Pinchot was a "wild child" at heart. She used drugs and was very free spirited. According to this fictional diary, JFK confided in his mistress (who was also the ex-wife of a CIA agent).

After I read a few chapters of this book, I honestly could not put it down. It
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Darlene Cruz
Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
With historical and political overtone add a very personal relationship between MS. M and JFK you got something to keep you reading. Jackie in Paris, Jack feeling frisky, hmm.... there's more to the than the roar of the Atlantic surf.
Steve Mckinney
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I won this in a goodreads giveaway contest and did not have high expextations. However it turned out to be the most fascinating book I have red this year. Mary gives you a peek into the lives of some very famous and fascinating people. This one is well worth your time.
Ron Frampton
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A story of another person involved this JFK that dies mysteriously.
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