Extended Audio Sample

Download Jackie as Editor: The Literary Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Jackie as Editor: The Literary Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (Unabridged), by Greg Lawrence
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (146 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Greg Lawrence Narrator: Bernadette Dunne Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 0 votes

An absorbing chronicle of a much overlooked chapter in Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' life - her 19-year editorial career.

History remembers Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis as the consummate first lady, the nation's tragic widow, the tycoon's wife, and, of course, the quintessential embodiment of elegance. Her biographers, however, skip over an equally important stage in her life: her nearly 20-year-long career as a book editor. Jackie as Editor, written by one of the authors Jackie edited, 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 22 years. Greg Lawrence, who had three of his books edited by Jackie, draws from interviews with more than 120 of her former collaborators and acquaintances in the publishing world to examine one of the 20h 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 over a hundred books through the increasingly corporate halls of Viking and Doubleday. Away from the public eye, Jackie quietly defined life on her own terms.

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.

Greg Lawrence is the author or coauthor of seven previous books, including Colored Lights, Dance with Demons, Time Steps, The Shape of Love, The Little Ballerina and Her Dancing Horse, and the New York Times best-selling Dancing on My Grave - the last three edited by Jackie Onassis.

Download and start listening now!

BK_BLAK_004123

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Margaret | 5/25/2013

    " I may be biased... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dominic | 3/14/2013

    " A truly remarkable book for anyone that loves books and an interest in the publishing industry. I don't think there a more inside account of New York's publishing scene. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sydney | 2/26/2013

    " I walked away from this book with a greater respect for Jackie and a long list of "to-read" books. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Kathryn | 2/22/2013

    " I agree with Joanna's review. I wanted to be interested; I wanted it to be a good read. It was boring for all if the reasons Joanna mentions, and I couldn't finish it. "

  • > Show All
Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations