Synopses & Reviews
I found myself wondering what would have happened if I had said yes. . . . Would she be alive today? Would we be together? Would we be happy?
This is the story of a small-town kid who moved to the big city, fell in love with a beautiful, mysterious woman, and found himself in competition with the most eligible bachelor in the world, John F. Kennedy Jr.
Now, for the first time, Michael Bergin reveals the truth behind a life lived in the limelight and a relationship shrouded in secrecy. From his early days growing up in a small blue-collar Connecticut town, to his meteoric rise as fashion icon and television star, to the passion he shared with the enigmatic and complex Carolyn Bessette, this is an inside look at the world of beauty, power, and celebrity.
In 1992, Michael and Carolyn met in a bar in New York City. She was unlike any woman he had ever known -- sophisticated, successful, with bewitching charm and grace. An intensely passionate relationship was born. Not long after, Michael landed the coveted Calvin Klein underwear campaign, and his career took off. The future looked bright, and Carolyn and Michael seemed destined for a long and happy life together.
But it was not to be. Four years later Michael was an international fashion icon and Carolyn was Mrs. John F. Kennedy Jr. -- however, the story doesnt end there. This is the truth about their lives, a tale full of warmth, humor, heartbreak, and tragedy.
.Above all, The Other Man is a testament to the enduring power of love and a story about the painful choices we make with our all-too-human hearts.
The international supermodel and actor details his rise to fame in the fashion world and reveals for the first time the truth about his stormy, passionate, and now famous relationship with Carolyn Bessette. 16-page photo insert.
The author shares the story of his life and relationship with Carolyn Bessette, describing his early attempts to break into the modeling industry, love-at-first-sight encounter with Bessette, and rivalry with John F. Kennedy, Jr.
About the Author
Michael Bergin became a fashion icon following his 1994 debut as Calvin Kleins underwear model. He has since modeled for Valentino, Hugo Boss, Donna Karan, and many more. He spent two years as a star of "Baywatch" and has appeared in numerous other television and film roles.