'JFK: The Kennedys and Me'

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Ambassador Coopersmith, Lester Hyman and Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
Ambassador Coopersmith, Lester Hyman and Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

“We’re so happy to have all of you. There are chairs and a new room and we don’t charge for those,” joked Ambassador Esther Coopersmith at a book party she hosted in her Kalorama home for her long time friend Lester Hyman on the occasion of the release of  JFK: The Kennedys and Me. “It’s okay if you buy this book and it’s okay if you don’t. I am lucky to have my new best friend right here.”  The book sold out.

About the book: “Why have I written this book? Because I have had the rare privilege over a period of 60 years to know JFK and his family, not just as public figures, but as fathers and mothers, husbands and wives, and brothers and sisters. I now share these experiences with my readers so they better can appreciate this extraordinary family, each and every one of whom has devoted his or her life to public service. Despite all the tragedies that have befallen the Kennedys, they always have soldiered on in behalf of their country. This book explains what the Kennedys really were like and how and why they have played such a vital role in American history.”  Lester Hyman