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JFK Jr., George, & Me

A Memoir

By Matt Berman, 1964-

If George magazine was about “not just politics as usual,” a day at the office with John F. Kennedy Jr. was not just business as usual. John handpicked Creative Director Matt Berman to bring his vision for a new political magazine to life. Through marathon nights leading up to George’s launch; extraordinary meetings with celebrities including Barbra Streisand, Robert De Niro, and Demi Moore; and jokes at each other’s expense, Matt developed a wonderfully collaborative and fun-loving relationship with America’s favorite son.

They were an unlikely team: the poised, charismatic scion of a beloved political family and the shy, self-deprecating, artistic kid. Yet they became close friends and confidants. In this warm, funny, and intimate book, Matt remembers his brilliant friend and colleague—John’s approach to work, life, and fame, and most of all, his ease and grace, which charmed those around him.

More than any book before it, JFK Jr., George, & Me reveals the friendly, witty, down-to-earth guy the paparazzi could never capture. Matt opens the doors of John’s messy office to share previously untold stories, personal notes, and never-before-seen photos from the trenches of a startup magazine that was the brainchild of a superstar. John helped Matt navigate a world filled with celebrities, artists, beauty, style, competition, and stunningly tender egos. In turn, Matt shares the invaluable lessons about business and life that he learned from John. What emerges is a portrait of JFK Jr. as a true friend and mentor.

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Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9781451697018


Format: Book
Author: Berman, Matt, 1964-
Summary: "As John Kennedy Jr.'s creative director for George magazine, Matt Berman had a wonderfully collaborative and fun-loving relationship with America's favorite son--his story is told here with unprecedented candor and wit. The Kennedys--their poise, the family secrets, and their grace in the face of unimaginable tragedies--have captured the imagination and interest of the public for more than fifty years. Now, colleague and friend of JFK Jr., Matt Berman, offers us a unique look at John's life as both a professional and "regular guy." When talented creative executive Matt Berman took a meeting with John Kennedy, Jr., in 1995, he was immediately hired to serve as George's creative director, thus beginning an unforgettable journey, both personal and professional. We follow Matt through his first days at the magazine as he navigated the choppy waters of what would be the most-talked-about magazine launch in history, helmed by a supremely confident and charming John. Wry and instantly likable, Matt shares not only his own personal story of his relationship with John, but also valuable life and work lessons that he learned while working alongside him behind the scenes at George. But most importantly, through Matt's recollections, we see a John Kennedy that the public never got to know. Matt paints a vivid portrait of JFK Jr., that only a select few have ever seen, offering a touching and honest tribute to John's legacy"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: JFK Jr., George, & me : a memoir / Matt Berman.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Gallery Books, 2014.
Subject: Kennedy, John F. Jr., 1960-1999. Kennedy, John F. Jr., 1960-1999 -- Friends and associates. Berman, Matt, 1964- George (New York, N.Y.) Children of presidents -- United States -- Biography. Celebrities -- United States -- Biography. BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs. BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Rich & Famous. BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General.
Isbn: 9781451697018 (hardback) 1451697015 (hardback) 9781451697261 (trade paperback) 9781451697278 (ebook)
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Call Number: 973.92209 Ber
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Format: Book
Author: Berman, Matt, 1964-
Summary: "As John Kennedy Jr.'s creative director for George magazine, Matt Berman had a wonderfully collaborative and fun-loving relationship with America's favorite son--his story is told here with unprecedented candor and wit. The Kennedys--their poise, the family secrets, and their grace in the face of unimaginable tragedies--have captured the imagination and interest of the public for more than fifty years. Now, colleague and friend of JFK Jr., Matt Berman, offers us a unique look at John's life as both a professional and "regular guy." When talented creative executive Matt Berman took a meeting with John Kennedy, Jr., in 1995, he was immediately hired to serve as George's creative director, thus beginning an unforgettable journey, both personal and professional. We follow Matt through his first days at the magazine as he navigated the choppy waters of what would be the most-talked-about magazine launch in history, helmed by a supremely confident and charming John. Wry and instantly likable, Matt shares not only his own personal story of his relationship with John, but also valuable life and work lessons that he learned while working alongside him behind the scenes at George. But most importantly, through Matt's recollections, we see a John Kennedy that the public never got to know. Matt paints a vivid portrait of JFK Jr., that only a select few have ever seen, offering a touching and honest tribute to John's legacy"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: JFK Jr., George, & me : a memoir / Matt Berman.
Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Gallery Books, 2014.
Description: vii, 208 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Subjects: Kennedy, John F. Jr., 1960-1999.
Subjects: Kennedy, John F. Jr., 1960-1999 -- Friends and associates.
Subjects: Berman, Matt, 1964-
Subjects: George (New York, N.Y.)
Subjects: Children of presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Subjects: Celebrities -- United States -- Biography.
Subjects: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
Subjects: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Rich & Famous.
Subjects: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General.
Other Title: JFK Jr., George, and me
Contents: Throw me into the lion's den -- I have all four, you only have two! -- Square dancing for Jewish singles -- full-tilt boogie -- Ladies and gentlemen, meet 'George'! -- Who's Tiger Woods? -- Marty, what are ya thinkin'? -- It's 'Love Story' down here -- What's the use of talkin'? -- See you Monday, Maestro! -- "Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?"
LCCN: 2013033582
ISBN: 9781451697018 (hardback)
ISBN: 1451697015 (hardback)
ISBN: 9781451697261 (trade paperback)
ISBN: 9781451697278 (ebook)
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Call Number: 973.92209 Ber