Throwing the Book at Washington

Another novel about presidential sex? This one drives to the heart of town

Has Washington heard enough about presidential sex? Apparently not, because the town is starting to buzz about yet another Oval Office affair. This one has nothing to do with Monica--or Bill. The latest White House romance unfolds in a novel called Face-Time by Erik Tarloff, a screenwriter and occasional Clinton speechwriter who's married to Laura Tyson, formerly Clinton's top economist. But the reason people are talking about Face-Time, which Tarloff began long before the Gap dress went under an FBI microscope, isn't that it offers an insider's look at explicit sex. These days you can get that on C-SPAN. In fact,...

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