Review: Reading Jackie by William Kuhn

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Recently, I’ve been reading “Reading Jackie” by William Kuhn- hence the reason for the review:

At 353 pages, it’s quite an in- depth book about the publishing career of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. After the death of John.F.Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis, Jackie- over two decades-bought out over a hundred books at two different publisher’s.

This is the story of the editorial career of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, begining when she was twenty- one, when she entered Vogue’s Prix De Paris, and ending at the age of Sixty Four as a respected Editor.

Over the duration, Jackie bought out books at two different publisher’s ; relying on her taste, the books she published were beautiful, and attuned very much to its visual image.

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Jackie in 1957-an illustration from the book. Photo does not belong to me.

Before reading this, I didn’t know that Jackie and her sister Lee published a book in 1974: it’s called “One Special Summer” and is about there 1951 trip round Europe. I also didn’t know that Jackie had worked wwith Micheal Jackson on the book Moonwalk.

Jackie, noted by Nancy Tuckerman, ” liked things of a scholarly nature” . This was reflected in her choices of books- such as Secrets of Mary Antoinette, Indian Courtly life, and Allure.

In this book, you can see the reader Jackie- not just the wife of President Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis.

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Prior to becoming Editor. Photo is not mine.

I like this book as it’s a very in- depth and interesting read;  it shows Jackie in a very different light, and is very well articulated. I give it a 9/10. For any Jackie fan, I’d recommend it…

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3 thoughts on “Review: Reading Jackie by William Kuhn

  1. Pingback: Interview with William Kuhn | Mademoiselle

    • You’re very welcome-I enjoyed the book. Thanks for commenting…at any time in the future, would it be possible to do an interview? If so, how can I contact you?

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