Posts Tagged ‘Jackie Onassis’

Reading Jackie: A Video Interview

February 9th, 2011

Jacqueline Bouvier wrote about her ambition to be something “more than a housewife” in her boarding school yearbook. She got her wish, and then some, after the death of Aristotle Onassis, when she was hired as a book editor, a role she enjoyed for nearly twenty years. William Kuhn reveals the professional side of the former first lady in his “intelligently dishy” (The Boston Globe) book Reading Jackie, which he discusses after the jump on WGBH’s “Greater Boston.” As Kuhn tells it, “The overwhelming majority of the authors Jackie worked with and her colleagues remember her being much less grand than they expected her to be.”

Visit William Kuhn’s website to view rare and previously unpublished photos of Jackie, and be sure to follow him on Facebook and Twitter.