Jackie after Jack

By Christopher Andersen,

Book cover of Jackie after Jack: Portrait of the Lady

Book description

A best-selling biographer traces how Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis became a cultural icon after her husband's assassination, explaining how she gracefully dealt with remarriage, money, romance, children, stepchildren, illness, aging, and at last her own mortality. Tour.

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This book is written by my dad, Christopher Andersen, who introduced me to the sheer fun of storytelling.

We know so much about Jackie as a first lady, and in the immediate aftermath of President Kennedy’s assassination. But his book gets at the heart of who she was and how she was able to pick up the shattered pieces of her life and reinvent herself. She made mistakes along the way, and they only make her more likable and more relatable.

The book celebrates her intelligence in a way I hadn’t considered before. Her life was shaped by tragedy, but…

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