The Lost Diary of M (Hardcover)

A Novel

By Paul Wolfe

Harper, 9780062910660, 304pp.

Publication Date: February 25, 2020

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An engrossing debut novel that cannily reimagines the extraordinary life and mysterious death of bohemian Georgetown socialite Mary Pinchot Meyer— secret lover of JFK, ex-wife of a CIA chief, sexual adventurer, LSD explorer and early feminist living by her own rules.

She was a longtime lover of JFK.

She was the ex-wife of a CIA chief. 

She was the sister-in-law of the Washington Post’s Ben Bradlee.

She believed in mind expansion and took LSD with Timothy Leary. 

She was a painter, a socialite and a Bohemian in Georgetown during the Cold War.

And she ended up dead in an unsolved murder a year after JFK’s assassination.

The diary she kept was never found.

Until now. . . .

About the Author

Paul Wolfe has been an architect, songwriter and multiple-award-winning writer in advertising.  He currently lives in New York City.

Praise For The Lost Diary of M: A Novel

“Devilishly creative.”
— Kitty Kelley author of Jackie Oh! and The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty

“Mary Pinchot Meyer, JFK’s lover, kept a secret diary that vanished after she was murdered in Georgetown in 1964.  In this intriguing novel, Paul Wolfe creatively conjures up the life story she might have written.” 
— Meryl Gordon, bestselling author of Bunny Mellon, The Life of American Style Legend and Mrs. Astor Regrets

“In this novel that is part love story, part thriller and 100% page turner, Paul Wolfe takes you inside the sexual playgrounds of Cold War Washington, where spooks, secrets and LSD lurk behind every corner…”
— Sally Koslow, author of Another Side of Paradise

"Wolfe gives poignant and poetic voice to... a free spirit and early feminist..What could be easily have been salacious fluff capitalizing on JFK’s sexual proclivities is, instead, a compassionate and intricate portrait of a woman’s psyche. By placing Meyer at the nexus of one of the twentieth century’s definitive eras, Wolfe’s inspired study of a cryptic woman is credible and haunting."
— Booklist (starred review)

“The author deftly simulates a complicated woman's diary, creating a document that feels entirely authentic….. the author includes interesting political and historical details in the entries, shedding light on a woman with a front seat to American history.”
— Kirkus Reviews