How Bill Clinton Picks Up Women

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In her new memoir A Ticket to the Circus, Norris Church Mailer, the widow of Norman Mailer, reveals the seduction skills of a 27-year-old Bill Clinton:

"I came in late, just as he began his talk, and he later said that when he saw me walk in, he forgot his speech — and then he forgot his name. I suspected he said that same thing to quite a few women, but it’s a good line, so why not use it?"

Norman Mailer later seduced her for good, somehow, by returning a love poem she had sent him, copy-edited in red pencil. [Daily Beast]