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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis

I just finished listening to this book and must say, I learned a lot. There have been many pictures of her in so many different settings and from the time she was very young...
 she was striking.
Her whole life she was surrounded by womanizers including her father.
I won't give away many of the things that surprised me in the book but simply say that things are not always the way we assume, including her reasons for marrying J.F.K.
I understood that she desperately wanted to avoid the press but always thought it was because of  her children, there was a lot more to it than that.
She made us proud how she stood by her husband in great sadness..
 but we have no idea how alone she was with it all.
It was hard to understand why she married Onassis but this book shined some light on that as well.
I am so glad she didn't live to see her precious John, John die and recently heard a rumor that the plane crash was suspicious due to the result of him seriously considering running for President. After listening to the book, one might wonder.
In all the pictures taken of her only few are without her broad smile..
 How easy it was to assume she was happy...
 even when dying of cancer.
How much we assume and how little we know.


Tired Teacher said...

She carried the burden of the world on her shoulders for many years. She had so much grace.

Mevely317 said...

Tho' my family was never a fan of the Kennedy's ... but Jackie was in a class all itself. The epitome of class. This review has me intrigued.

Granny Annie said...

Good book review. I'm no sure how much more I can know about Jackie:-)

Tracy Batchelder said...

Living in the public eye like that must have been very difficult.

betty said...

It was so sad she died so "young" but you are right, it is a "good" thing she didn't have to endure the heartbreak of her son's death. Sounds like a good interesting read; I'll have to put it on my to be read list.


Debbie said...

She was a beauty, I always loved that wedding picture of her!!!

Connie said...

Very interesting, I will look for that book/audiobook at the library. I think I would enjoy it, it is hard not to like and admire this woman. I think it is true that almost everything we hear in the media is misleading.