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"A fascinating window into an aspect of Jackie Kennedy Onassis that few of us know."
"Greg Lawrence, whom the first lady edited, interviews her former colleagues and authors to paint a fascinating portrait of a woman who found a life in that most private of activities, reading."
--Town & Country
"Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis never wrote her memoirs, but you can tell a lot about the late First Lady's life by the books she loved, and those she edited in her nearly two decades as a publishing executive."
"Charting Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's impressive legacy as an editor at Viking and Doubleday, Lawrence draws on a wealth of sources, including interviews with more than 125 of her former publishing collaborators, and hundreds of notes left to the author by Onassis. He was also one of her authors, co-writing three books with his former wife, ballerina Gelsey Kirkland (including the controversial bestseller Dancing on My Grave). . . . This Onassis appreciation appears almost simultaneously with William Kuhn's misleadingly titled Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books, and while both will appeal primarily to publishing and media insiders, Lawrence's perceptive, impressively researched, book is the better of the two, presenting a woman with 'a grand spirit of adventure and... a sense of irony about life that served as a kind of armor' for this courageous, gifted woman."
---Sarah Bradford, author of America’s Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Lucrezia Borgia: Life, Love, and Death in Renaissance Italy, and Diana
"For Jackie Kennedy Onassis, the role of editor was just another version of her role as America’s muse. She created the Camelot story in the JFK histories, and years later she wrought the same magic upon the books she edited. I kept wondering as I read Greg Lawrence’s book what Mrs. O would have made of this delicious biography. This is a great story about a woman who had everything—men, money, power—and all she wanted was more to read. I bet she would have loved Jackie as Editor. Every book lover and fan of Jackie will be caught in its magic."
---Harriet Rubin, author of The Princessa: Machiavelli for Women and Dante in Love: The World’s Greatest Poem and How It Made History
I loved this book and Greg Lawrence was thorough and fair in how he wrote about Jackie as book editor with first Viking and then Doubleday for the last 19 years of her life. Read morePublished 9 days ago by booklover2
Gift to my sister-in- law, she loved it ( I had a crush on Jackie). My sister in law likes biographies of womenPublished 4 months ago by Bernard W. Martin
This detailed work serves as a solid addition to my Jackie library and also provides guidance on what books she edited that would be of interest. .Published 4 months ago by Lynne
wonderful background story of her working life. She was a very intelligent woman who knew how to help others in their pursuit of excellence.Published 6 months ago by Mark Smith
Not bad, but not as engrossing as I expected. However, I did not realize that she had edited as many books as she did.Published 8 months ago by Dorothy Zeifer
I was disappointed in this book, as I thought I would learn more about the editing process and publishing, as well as Jackie in her professional role. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Ren Reader
This book was not written in a lively fashion. Very poor flow and mechanically written.Not a book that the Jackie- lover would call a number one hit!Published 12 months ago by tina b a birkholm
This book covers the various connections that Jackie had as an editor. It certainly reveals her associations and ideas as an editor.Published 14 months ago by Arabella Hong Young
Got this for a Christmas present for family. Love the hardcover and the deal price! Super information. Love reading about famous livesPublished 15 months ago by Chew