If George magazine was about “not just politics asusual,” a day at the office with John F. Kennedy Jr. was not just business asusual. John handpicked creative director Matt Berman to bring his vision for anew political magazine to life. Through marathon nights leading up to George’slaunch; extraordinary meetings with such celebrities as Barbra Streisand,Robert De Niro, and Demi Moore; and jokes at each other’s expense, Mattdeveloped a wonderfully collaborative and fun-loving relationship withAmerica’s favorite son.
They were an unlikely team: the poised, charismatic scion ofa beloved political family and the shy, self-deprecating artistic kid. Yet theybecame 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 aroundhim.
More than any book before it, JFK Jr., George & Mereveals the friendly, witty, down-to-earth guy the paparazzi could nevercapture. Matt opens the doors of John’s messy office to share previously untoldstories, personal notes, and never-before-seen photos from the trenches of astart-up magazine that was the brainchild of a superstar. John helped Mattnavigate a world filled with celebrities, artists, beauty, style, competition,and stunningly tender egos. In turn, Matt shares the invaluable lessons aboutbusiness and life that he learned from John. What emerges is a portrait of JFKJr. as a true friend and mentor.