Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Imagine if Jackie Kennedy had written her life story. What a tale! I'm sure there are many adventures, fights, outbursts, tender moments and more that would shock and titillate every Kennedy-fan. Jackie once entertained the idea of pursuing journalism as a career, thinking that she might not get married. Of course, JFK changed that--esp when he and his family insisted that her support for all-things-Jack was most important. That wasn't unusual at the time, and Jackie quietly tucked away her notions of writing. However, as first lady, Jackie was known for her (mainly handwritten) correspondence, and later in life, the American public was pleasingly surprised with her decision to work for Viking Press. Yes, if only Jackie had written her 'side' of the story. (In the above picture, I believe Jackie is pregnant with John Jr.)
For those of you who would like to take a fictional adventure, maybe explore some of the 'what if' moments of Jackie's private life, check out O! Jackie, a novel that DOES attempt to reveal her 'side' of the story. Get it HERE.