March 14, 2011
Those of us of a certain age certainly remember Jackie. Of course, I’m referring to Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, one of the most private women in the world who was married to both JFK and a Greek billionaire. In the book, Reading Jackie by William M. Kuhn, the author gives us an insight into what Jackie cared about, whom she believed in, and what ideas she wished to endorse in print while she worked as an editor at Viking Press and Doubleday. She edited nearly a hundred books during an almost twenty-year publishing career. The titles Jackie chose to champion give us an insight into her personality and interests which were varied indeed.
I found Reading Jackie almost impossible to put down. Upon completion of the book, I felt I had a better understanding of the woman who riveted a nation with her poise at her husband’s funeral, and went on spending sprees while married to Aristotle Onassis. I heartily recommend this book to all of those who love books and the era of Camelot.
Camden Point Branch