Upcoming Novel Portrays JFK as Sex Maniac

Book paints prez as sex fiend
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 2, 2009 9:15 AM CST
Marilyn Monroe, rumored to be one of JFK's most famous mistresses, will be featured in the new novel, the New York Post reports.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – John F. Kennedy: beloved president, tragic hero, and…sex fiend? That’s how he’ll be painted when American Adulterer is published in July, the New York Post reports. The novel by British writer Jed Mercurio portrays JFK as a “compulsive philanderer” with an “uncontrollable and unrelenting appetite for sexual adventure,” says publisher Simon & Schuster. Real-life flings with famed mistresses including Marilyn Monroe will be featured.