Jackie After O: One Remarkable Year When Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Defied Expectations and Rediscovered Her Dreams

Jackie After O: One Remarkable Year When Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Defied Expectations and Rediscovered Her Dreams

by Tina Cassidy

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ISBN-13: 9780061994340
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/16/2013
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 815,786
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Tina Cassidy, an acclaimed author and journalist, spent most of her career as a reporter and editor at the Boston Globe, where she covered a variety of topics, including business, politics, and fashion. She is also the author of Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and their three sons.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1

Chapter 1 The Wife 5

Chapter 2 The Writer 23

Chapter 3 The Preservationist 63

Chapter 4 The Widow 127

Chapter 5 The Target 151

Chapter 6 The Seeker 165

Chapter 7 The Hot Prospect 187

Chapter 8 The Working Woman 199

Chapter 9 The Empty Nester 223

Epilogue 245

Acknowledgments 255

Notes 257

Bibliography 273

What People are Saying About This

Mitchell Zuckoff

“With style and grace befitting her subject, Tina Cassidy reveals the remarkable third act of an iconic American life. JACKIE AFTER O takes us beyond Camelot and Aristotle to the woman herself as she discovers her voice, her strength, and her purpose. A delightful read.”

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Jackie after O 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Marcie77 More than 1 year ago
As far back as I can remember, and even before that, the world has been infatuated with Jackie Kennedy Onassis. She first became a public icon when her husband ran for office back in the 1960's. Since then the stylish, soft spoken first lady became a celebrity. Jackie After O by Tina Cassidy focuses specifically on the period in Jackie's life after her second husband passed away. Cassidy writes an introspective view on Jackie's life. This is a fantastic book worth reading! During this period, Jackie's immeasurable strength is put to the test and she starts doing what she loved. She was on the board to save and preserve a historical landmark, she ventured into the world of publishing and pretty much reinvented her entire life. I was more familiar with Jackie's earlier life in Camelot than I was in her later years. She used her love of reading as an avenue to be innovative in her life and work in publishing. I enjoyed reading this biography for several reasons. First, I enjoy reading about historical icons. Jackie O definitely fits into this category. Second, it's a well written book that kept my attention the entire time. Lastly, I learned things that made me even more in awe of her. Jackie O. is a public figure that will always hold a special place in the heart of America.
LynnLD More than 1 year ago
  Jackie After O tells about the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and it shows how she was always engaged in the arts and did valuable work.  In her early days, she was interviewer and photographer when she met her first husband, President Kennedy.  She was an interior designer who redecorated the White House and other family properties.  After she became a widow, she reinvented herself and became a book editor with Viking and Doubleday and fought to save historic buildings in New York such as Grand Central Station.  Tina Cassidy moves back and forth through her life, retracing major historic events.  She will always be a strong role model for women who seek their own personal independence.  Lynn D.   
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truely enjoyed this book, it gave me wonderful insight into the life of an amazing woman, so strong yet so unlucky at finding peace until her later years, she will be forever remembered as our queen of camelot!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended. A lot of information I had never heard before about this remarkable woman.
Neemah More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book. It gave some insights into Jackie as she found herself. Our lives change as we age and so did hers.
mt256 on LibraryThing 2 days ago
As far back as I can remember, and even before that, the world has been infatuated with Jackie Kennedy Onassis. She first became a public icon when her husband ran for office back in the 1960's. Since then the stylish, soft spoken first lady became a celebrity. Jackie After O by Tina Cassidy focuses specifically on the period in Jackie's life after her second husband passed away. Cassidy writes an introspective view on Jackie's life. This is a fantastic book worth reading!During this period, Jackie's immeasurable strength is put to the test and she starts doing what she loved. She was on the board to save and preserve a historical landmark, she ventured into the world of publishing and pretty much reinvented her entire life. I was more familiar with Jackie's earlier life in Camelot than I was in her later years. She used her love of reading as an avenue to be innovative in her life and work in publishing.I enjoyed reading this biography for several reasons. First, I enjoy reading about historical icons. Jackie O definitely fits into this category. Second, it's a well written book that kept my attention the entire time. Lastly, I learned things that made me even more in awe of her. Jackie O. is a public figure that will always hold a special place in the heart of America.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im only 12 heats old and i read this in 20 minites this book is good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
you'll love this book. Otherwise it s so gushing that I skipped the final 2/3 of thse book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Halfway through this book and "O" has just passed away.   Too much is focused on Jackie's early years and when she lived in the White House with JFK.  This is fine for someone who has never read anything about Jackie.  So far, a pretty dull read and find myself skipping over material.  Too bad, it could have been better written.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She wss a truly remarkable himan being and none of us can truly see hergrace for all she had been through in her life. A woman first but required tp be so much more.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable read for those of us who grew up admiring Jackie
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't waste your money I thought it was about Jackie after Onassis died but too too much early history.........
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didnt her daughter has enough ive heard enough about jackie