Tewksbury & Wilmington Libraries To Host ‘Sex With Presidents’ Author Eleanor Herman On September 25

TEWKSBURY, MA – The Tewksbury Public Library and Wilmington Memorial Library have joined forces to host bestselling author Eleanor Herman for a Zoom webinar on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 7pm EST.

Herman will be discussing his brand new book, Sex with Presidents: The Ins and Outs of Love and Lust in the White House.

Space is limited. Registration is required and can be found at www.tinyurl.com/eleanorherman. While this virtual event is completely free, attendees can purchase an autographed copy of the book to be shipped to their homes from the event’s bookstore partner – Wellesley Books – at www.tinyurl.com/buyelenaorherman.

In this fascinating work of popular history, the New York Times bestselling uncovers the bedroom secrets of American presidents and explores the surprising ways voters have reacted to their leaders’ sex scandals.

While Americans have a reputation for being strait-laced, many of the nation’s leaders have been anything but puritanical. Alexander Hamilton had a steamy affair with a blackmailing prostitute. John F. Kennedy swam nude with female staff in the White House swimming pool. Is it possible the qualities needed to run for president—narcissism, a thirst for power, a desire for importance—go hand in hand with a tendency to sexual misdoing?

In this entertaining and eye-opening book, Eleanor Herman revisits some of the sex scandals that have rocked the nation’s capital and shocked the public, while asking the provocative questions: does rampant adultery show a lack of character or the stamina needed to run the country? Or perhaps both? While Americans have judged their leaders’ affairs harshly compared to other nations, did they mostly just hate being lied to? And do they now clearly care more about issues other than a politician’s sex life?

Herman is the New York Times bestselling author of Sex with Kings, Sex with the Queen, and several other works of popular history. She has hosted “Lost Worlds” for The History Channel, “The Madness of Henry VIII” for the National Geographic Channel, and is now filming her second season of “America: Fact vs. Fiction” for The American Heroes Channel.

This event is sponsored by a collection of North of Boston libraries, including the Memorial Hall Library in Andover, Billerica Public Library, Flint Memorial Library in North Reading, Tewksbury Public Library, Wilmington Memorial Library, and Woburn Public Library.

This event is a part of a series of virtual discussions with bestselling authors held this fall. The next event in the series features a discussion with Craig Johnson, author of the new book Next To Last Stand in the popular Longmire series, on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 7pm. Author Hank Phillippi Ryan will be moderating the event.

Eleanor Herman

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