I remember hearing about Jackie taking on the job as an editor back in the late 70 s I had no idea how she built a prolific and meaningful career in publishing She had a strong eye for ideas that could become successful books She also was not shy about line editing She worked extremely hard with her authors and pushed them to produce a high uality product Colleagues were initially overwhelmed with her presence but eventually treated her as any other co worker She was a prolific editor and Lawrence has a way of making it all so interesting Jackie worked all the way up to her untimely death I didn t think I could respect
this woman any than I already did but this lifted my respect woman any than I already did but this lifted my respect the highest level possible I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Mrs Kennedy as an editor I came away with total admiration for her as a scholar and editor She used her connections for publishing opportunities but not for self importance or to impress The myriad of examples make clear to the reader her talents as an editor and strong personal character Her integrity and contributions to this country as first lady and beyond are admirable I am in publishing but I d not intended to read this as I figured it would be Jackie life retread the fiftieth It s actually uite interesting she did actually work in publishing learning a reat deal as she progressed and being able to lure. An absorbing chronicle of a much overlooked chapter in Jacueline Kennedy Onassiss lifeher nineteen year editorial career History remembers Jacueline Kennedy Onassis as the consummate first lady the nations tragic widow the millionaires wife and of course the uintessential embodiment of elegance Her biographers however skip over an eually 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 womans editorial career.
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the wife of a Greek millionaire for 7 That accounts for just over 20 of her 64 years and yetwife of a Greek millionaire for 7 That accounts for just over 20 of her 64 years and yet are the areas most biographers concentrate onFinally a serious affectionate and inspiring view of 15 years she spent as a book editor This is the life she built by herself for herself after living her life and realizing her ambitions through men She brought everything that had come before her jetset celebrity her role as the First Lady who restored the White House her times as a young woman living in Paris to
her career in publishing here we see hercareer in publishing Here we see her the industry everything from office politics to working the xerox machine nurturing her authors and championing the projects that spoke to her Perhaps because she had received so much attention in other areas of her life she concentrated on the work than on receiving credit Therefore she had a hand in books than most of us realize and you may be surprised to find some of those titles on your shelf right nowDon t assume that just because this book is a classy account of her literary life that it s dry and boring Many anecdotes Class of 92: Out of Our League give us an idea of the woman herself she loved burgers for lunch and really did speak in that breathy littleirl voice and include juicy Portrait of a Starter: An Unhidden Story glimpses at other celebrities from Sinatra to Mayor Daley to Carly Simon to Michael Jackson. Ic professional scandal and shepherd 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 Editorives intimate new insights into the life of a complex and enigmatic woman who found fulfillment through her creative career during book publishings legendary Golden Age and away from the public eye uietly defined life on her own ter. Hard to et authors and
Books On Unusual Topics Soon unusual topics So beame interesting to me though to a reader who is not familiar with the industry it might be disappointing It is not a personal book though the author makes rather too clear his affection for Ms Kennedy Onassis a personal book though the author makes rather too clear his affection for Ms Kennedy Onassis books were published almost simultaneously on the same subject Jacueline Kennedy Onassis as editor I chose to read the one by Greg Lawrence because I enjoyed the two memoirs he co wrote with his life partner of the time ballet dancer Gelsey Kirkland books which incidentally Onasssis edited Both Jackie as Editor highlights just how darn smart Jacueline Kennedy Onassis was and how she brought
that intelligence and limitless curiosity to the publishing world I won tintelligence and limitless curiosity to the publishing world I won t all the details here as I dislike reviews that do that I ll just say that her authors held her in the highest esteem and reading of their experiences with her as their editor illuminates what a funny kind educated determined and passionate human being Jackie was Add to her many legacies dozens and dozens of wonderful books Sadly many of them are now out of print but there are some still available Those that aren t may be found in second hand book shops or on e bay I now have an even reater list of books to read Thank you Jackie There was no one uite like you and there hasn t been since you left us She was Mrs Kennedy 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 than 125 of her former collaborators and acuaintances in the publishing world to examine one of the twentieth centurys 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 publ.