The Other Man The way underwear model and Baywatch actor Michael Bergin tells it, the last time he saw Carolyn Bessette Kennedy -- just one year before her… The Other Man The way underwear model and Baywatch actor Michael Bergin tells it, the last time he saw Carolyn Bessette Kennedy -- just one year before her… 2004-03-30 Nonfiction
Book Review

The Other Man: a Love Story: John F. Kennedy Jr., Carolyn Bessette & Me (2004)

EW's GRADE
F

Details Release Date: Mar 30, 2004; Writer: Michael Bergin; Genre: Nonfiction

The way underwear model and Baywatch actor Michael Bergin tells it, the last time he saw Carolyn Bessette Kennedy -- just one year before her 1999 death -- she begged him to take her back: ''I love you. I want to be with you.'' But Bergin refused: ''I love you... but if you think you're just going to get up and walk out on him, you're not thinking very clearly.'' Abs-obsessed Bergin tells a sordid, bottom-feeding tale about his life with Bessette. There's sex. Pregnancies. Drugs. The puppy that goes back to the pet store after 24 hours because Carolyn says, ''I can't even take care of myself.... How am I going to take care of a helpless little puppy?'' And on and on, all from a guy who has the credibility of, well, an underwear model. This book is a real air sandwich.

Originally posted Apr 09, 2004 Published in issue #759 Apr 09, 2004 Order article reprints