- File Size: 1083 KB
- Print Length: 337 pages
- Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books (January 4, 2011)
- Publication Date: January 4, 2011
- Sold by: Macmillan
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004477WII
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #232,547 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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After the death of Aristotle Onassis, Jackie started to come into her own. Receiving a $26 million settlement from the Onassis estate, she would be able live a life of luxury without being dependent upon the Kennedy family fortune which had bypassed her. She would come to know Andre Meyer, the most powerful banker of his generation, and together, he would build her nest egg into a multi-hundred million dollar fortune.
At 46, she was in the last third of her life - what to do? She decided she would live life on her own terms, and live she did. She knew that many of her relationships were superficial. People hung onto her because of her position in society, and she knew how to block people out once they violated her confidence, as so many of them did.
Greg Lawrence's book does a magnificent and beautiful job of taking us through the last third of Jackie's journey. She would learn to balance life with her children and pursue a career that many felt incredulous. The former first lady last had a job in the 1950's as a camera girl for the Washington Times-Herald. It was 1953, and the pay was $43.50 per week.Read more ›
Lawrence's book lived up to my expectations. He interviewed a wide range of people who worked closely with Onassis (ghost writers and co-editors as well as the many authors, artists, and photographers she helped to publish).Read more ›
"It's hard to imagine that there's more to say about the extraordinary life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, but it turns out that there is: Two dueling books tell the story of the last third of her life spent as a literary editor in New York, with JFK and Ari just ghostly presences in the background.
William Kuhn's "Reading Jackie" and Greg Lawrence's "Jackie as Editor" are seemingly the same book--chronological accounts of her 19-year career at the publishers Viking and Doubleday--but they are actually very different."
I, however, believe that K.L. Kelleher's book "Jackie: Beyond the Myth of Camelot, A Passion for Artists & Authors", which appeared on the market 11 years ago, is well written, researched, insightful, engaging and certainly worth reading! Kelleher's book is a bye product of her PBS documentary, with the same name, which debuted on November 29th, 1999.
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I enjoyed a different look at Jackie. Skipped over some of it though as it was so detailed.Published 17 months ago by Marie E. Schafer
I thought I had read every line ever published about Jackie until I read this book.
She really did have many good years after her terrible tragedies with the Kennedys' and... Read more
This book is VERY enlightening and discloses aspects of Jackie's "work life" as an editor that the public certainly didn't know about at the time she was alive. Read morePublished 21 months ago by S. C.
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