Okay so I read the book and I must say it was done VERY well.
I am surprised at Barbara Walters attack on her and ashamed to say, I bought into it without doing my due diligence.
From the moment I read the first words in Alford's memoir, I could sense an honesty and vulnerability to the work. I read on and could relate in some way to the innocent, naive young woman who allowed herself to fall into the trap of the "Camelot" syndrome. In saying that, I am not sure I can understand all the choices she made.
It was disappointing to read about JFK in her experience, but the affair itself was only a small part of that disappointment. Alford described, in amazing detail, events and discussions that occurred during her time with The President and his
staff that set to canvas a hidden, but tortured part of the man. To her credit, there was no blame or accusations that she did not take responsibility for and she tried her best to explain the motives of JFK in the best possible light.
I never got the impression that she was stating anything for effect or sympathy. The maturity, growth and understanding
that one hopes comes in the senior years was evident. Yet, I believe it was time and her right to share this story in the wonderful way she chose to share it.
Shame on you Barbara Walters!!!!
~signed The Wacky Ex~