JFK Jr. a Pot-Smoking Thrill Seeker: Ex's Memoir

Come to the Edge by Christina Haag recounts daring adventures
By Luke Kelly-Clyne,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2011 2:10 PM CST
John F. Kennedy Jr leaves the White House Correspondents' Dinner 01 May 1999.    (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Whether flinging Noxzema-filled paper towel bombs from the windows of posh Manhattan high rises, smoking marijuana, or skirting death-by-kayak off the coast of Jamaica, three things were true of JFK, Jr: He loved adventure, hated the sight of blood, and owned at least one tantric sex book. In her memoir, Come to the Edge, one-time girlfriend Christina Haag chronicles the couple's shared experiences during the 1980s, ABC News reports.

Nearly 12 years after his death, one of the most popular members of this iconic American family is portrayed as jovial and curious, with an unquenchable thirst for new, sometimes dangerous, experiences. In an excerpt from Haag's book published in Vanity Fair, she writes of their perilous kayak trip: "When we pulled into Great Pedro Bay an hour later, I was still shaken. John seemed fine, oblivious ... Unlike me, he had left it all behind and was fully in the present."

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