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About, Memoirs of a Woman With Two Lovers:

"I love you, Marilyn Monroe. I love you. I want to be you."

Anna vividly remembers the moment Marilyn Monroe sang “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy in Madison Square Garden. Hundreds of miles away in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the thirty-two-year-old is struck by the iconic blonde’s beauty. Anna, who has just buried her mother, and has suffered through her father's death three months before, is confronting the fact that she is all alone in the world. Marilyn is never alone. In this novel of the changing culture of the 1960s, J. G. Rothberg chronicles one woman’s journey through the world of pop art, celebrity, and political icons.

Anna hopes to reconnect with Andy Warhol, her childhood playmate. She may remember Andy as just an old classmate, but he’s become a legend in the art world. As Anna tries to get closer to her famous friend, she’s pursued by both his aide, Nick Boxer, and art critic, Ethan Saks.

"Anna, a Marilyn Monroe double, fully embraces the 1960s art scene. As she becomes emotionally invested in her impersonation, the line between art and reality begins to blur."



Anna hooks up with Nick, Ethan, and they soon become inseparable. Anna tries to cover over the agony of her past by transforming into a Marilyn Monroe doppelganger. She soon discovers that being Marilyn won’t protect her from heartbreak and other dangers.

The story ends in a surprise, emotional bang as Anna lay in a coma, and JFK is murdered. "Memoirs of a Woman With Two Lovers" sums up the conflicting emotions of the time, bringing together its idealism and its darker side. Written against a backdrop of Kennedy loves, won and lost with Monroe, Free Love, and Andy Warhol, for readers who yearn for a glimpse into the Pop culture, and loves of the time. The novel intertwines fiction, historical figures, and the Zeitgeist for a perceptive look at American history. "Memoirs of a Woman With Two Lovers" directs its story at adult readers of all ages; the historical novel delivers all this, with a good dose of eroticism thrown in for good measure.

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About Me:
J.G. Rothberg is the founder, editor, and publisher of the famed rock and roll periodical Circus Magazine
. At the same time, Rothberg also edited and published MGF (Men’s Guide to Fashion) and Sports Mirror magazines. Rothberg is the author of The Esau Swindle, Love Song for Montana Greene, and now Memoirs of a Woman with Two Lovers.