An absorbing chronicle of a much overlooked chapter in Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's life—her nineteen-year editorial career History remembers Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis as the consummate first lady, the nation's tragic widow, the millionaire's wife, and, of course, the quintessential embodiment of elegance. Her biographers, however, skip over an equally important stage in her life: her nearly twenty year long career as a book editor. Jackie as Editor is the first book to focus exclusively on this remarkable woman's editorial career. At the age of forty-six, one of the most famous women in the world went to work for the first time in twenty-two years. Greg Lawrence, who had three of his books edited by Jackie, draws from interviews with more than 125 of her former collaborators and acquaintances in the publishing world to examine one of the twentieth century's most enduring subjects of fascination through a new angle: her previously untouted skill in the career she chose. Over the last third of her life, Jackie would master a new industry, weather a very public professional scandal, and shepherd more than a hundred books through the increasingly corporate halls of Viking and Doubleday, publishing authors as diverse as Diana Vreeland, Louis Auchincloss, George Plimpton, Bill Moyers, Dorothy West, Naguib Mahfouz, and even Michael Jackson. Jackie as Editor gives intimate new insights into the life of a complex and enigmatic woman who found fulfillment through her creative career during book publishing's legendary Golden Age, and, away from the public eye, quietly defined life on her own terms.
Release on 2005-12-29 | by Shelly Branch,Sue Callaway
An Inspired Guide to Distinctive Living
Author: Shelly Branch,Sue Callaway
We can’t help but want to be like her: Exuding unmatched poise and style, she continues to fascinate people of all ages. But how would Jackie have handled the twenty-first-century? What would she think about a society that celebrates outsized egos, instant everything, and casual rules of conduct? How might she dress for the office, scan for a man, accessorize a home—and get away from it all when necessary? With intriguing research, commentary from today’s experts, and fond reminiscences from those who knew and admired the first lady of perfection, journalists Shelly Branch and Sue Callaway now offer a sparkling answer to the question, What Would Jackie Do? Applying Jackie’s philosophies to every aspect of contemporary life, including relationships, office politics, family matters, and entertaining, What Would Jackie Do? is a trove of advice, featuring: • Noblesse Oblige for Beginners • How Not to be an Interchangeable Woman • Mastering the Effortless Rich look • The art of attachment: lessons on sex, marriage, and men of consequence • Career Whirl: Pearls for Getting Ahead • Caftan in a Kelly bag: How to travel beautifully • O- Behave! Anti-brat strategies for parents * En Suite Home: Perfecting Your Domestic Pitch The next best thing to having Jackie O. as a personal adviser, What Would Jackie Do? reveals the practical wisdom behind an icon and gives all readers a piece of the Jackie mystique, be it of the heart, the mind, or the home.
An exhaustive list of mistakes a writer should never make (for example: insisting on total freedom of expression), and an Encyclopedia of the Dark side of publishing and writing, “The Killing of an Author” is a true story--of a small-town Indian dreamer who meets some of the most powerful people in the literary universe. The book is set mainly in New York, and partly in London and New Delhi. With cameo appearances by literary and publishing stars, and a relentless storytelling pace, this book has an element of literary thriller to it, one climactic moment being when the world's most powerful editor tells the author, "Remarkable ... I must admit I have been haunted by your novel!" and another when Saul Bellow's agent tells the author, "I can see this as a movie!" "What comes out is his integrity. Not many people about whom you can say this. If Richard succeeds, we shall all succeed."--Kuldip Nayar, eminent Indian author/editor/statesman. "Crasta has a sense of humour which he maintains from the start to the end. Funny, sad, and eye-opening. . .Dares to be different. We need more writers like him." --The Deccan Chronicle "You are funny and delightful . . . and nowhere are you too heavy to carry. I've never read anyone like you. I laugh, I ache, I smile, I cry - but never close the book without that smile surfacing."--Sheelagh Grenon, Canada "More than a book . . . an act of bravery."--Lulu Review Keywords: publishing, publishing memoir, New York publishers, British publishers, Penguin Books, Fourth Estate, Writers, Publishing Taboos, Writers, Author Biographies, Author Memoirs, How to Succeed, Race and Publishing.
Jacqueline’s Personal Life, JFK Affairs, Her Life Before/After Kennedy
Author: Chris Dicker
Pubpsher: Chris Dicker
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Do you want to learn more about Jackie Kennedy and the terrifying events of the JFK assassination, JFK (John F. Kennedy) affairs and more? This biography will give you a glimpse into the personal and professional life of Jackie Kennedy (Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis), the former First Lady of the United States. Jackie Kеnnеdу is a woman of strength, grace and style during her lifetime. She had endured a lot of psychological turmoil: from her children's death to her husband's assassination. Jackie literally witnessed JFK's bullet into his head as she was there next to him. Only a person of strength can move forward despite the unfortunate events and progress in life no matter what. The truth is Jackie Kennedy is an inspiration for a lot of women around the world. She had еlеgаnсе, patience and inner strength. After the incident with JFK assassination, she lived in fear and nightmares occurred. But she coped with it anyways. You'll also learn Jackie's connection to Bobby Kennedy (Robert Kennedy) assassination, JFK's brother. She wanted John's brother to be his successor. In this biography, you'll also discover Jackie's personal relationships after Kennedy's death and how they shaped her as a woman. Jackie Kennedy came from a family where the lust for money and status drove them to seek out powerful men. If wasn't for this, Jackie would not have married John Kennedy in the first place, as she had other intriguing relationships with less powerful men before that, but her mother (Janet Bouvier) did not approve someone with financial difficulties and no social status. This set Jackie to the path to become part of the Kennedy's family. How they met and got together, you'll discover in this biography. If you want to learn more about Jackie and her legacy, grab your copy now!
Lessons from the Remarkable Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Author: Tina Santi Flaherty
Category: Biography & Autobiography
She was a woman of confidence, focus, and passion, and it made her one of the world's greatest sources of inspiration and influence. She drew on a remarkable wealth of self-knowledge and a sense of purpose to cope with extraordinary public demands and overwhelming private needs. How can anyone emulate Jackie? What Jackie Taught Us offers Jackie's own personal lessons about how best to live one's life with poise, grace, and zest, including wisdom about image and style, courage and vision, men, marriage, motherhood, and motivation, and how best to apply those lessons to everyday life. With the shining example of this American icon, we can illuminate who we are, what we want—and what we truly need from ourselves and each other.
Lessons from the Remarkable Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Introduction by L iz Smith
Author: Tina Santi Flaherty
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A unique perspective on the influence and enduring fascination of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis What Jackie Taught Us offers insights about how Jackie lived with poise, grace, and zest, including wisdom about image and style, focus, courage and vision, men, marriage, and motherhood. After more than a decade in print, this commemorative edition features fourteen new essays from notable individuals amplifying the ways in which Jackie’s life has influenced them -- and society at large -- over the past fifty years, including contributions from syndicated columnists Liz Smith and Marguerite Kelly; authors Edna O’Brien, A.E. Hotchner and Malachy McCourt; president emeritus of the Municipal Art Society of New York, Kent Barwick; and former Metropolitan Museum of Art executive, Ashton Hawkins. "The book is a must-read for anyone fascinated with the famed first lady, with essays, insights and observations from notables like Liz Smith, C.D. Green and Malachy McCourt.” – Miami Herald “Twenty years after her death, we’re still curious about Jackie. From Flaherty’s book, we get some clues as to why.” – NewBooksinBiography.com An award-winning author, philanthropist, and pioneer businesswoman, Tina Santi Flaherty is a board member of the Animal Medical Center and the Churchill Centre, among others. She is the author of The Savvy Woman’s Success Bible (with Kay Gilman) and Talk Your Way to the Top. Visit her website at www.tinaflaherty.com. Follow her on Twitter @TinaSFlaherty.
Draws on archives and interviews with authors, colleagues, and friends to examine Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' time as an editor, revealing both the serious and the mischievous woman underneath the glamorous public image.
To mark the centennial of John F. KennedyÍs birth, the editors ofæPeopleæcelebrate his life, his family and his presidency. Filled with intimate historic photographs, this collectorÍs edition captures the glamour of the age and the cultural shift he and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy brought to the White House and the nation„fromæKennedyÍsæupbringing and launch into politics, to their courtship, wedding and young family; through the crises of the early 1960s at home and abroad to the tragic and sudden end to the era that came to be known as Camelot.