What Jackie Taught Us offers insights about how Jackie lived with poise, grace, and zest, including wisdom about image and style, focus, courage and vision, men, marriage, and motherhood.
After more than a decade in print, this commemorative edition features fourteen new essays from notable individuals amplifying the ways in which Jackie’s life has influenced them — and society at large — over the past fifty years, including contributions from syndicated columnists Liz Smith and Marguerite Kelly; authors Edna O’Brien, A.E. Hotchner and Malachy McCourt; president emeritus of the Municipal Art Society of New York, Kent Barwick; and former Metropolitan Museum of Art executive, Ashton Hawkins.
“The book is a must-read for anyone fascinated with the famed first lady, with essays, insights and observations from notables like Liz Smith, C.D. Green and Malachy McCourt.” – Miami Herald
“Twenty years after her death, we’re still curious about Jackie. From Flaherty’s book, we get some clues as to why.” – NewBooksinBiography.com
An award-winning author, philanthropist, and pioneer businesswoman, Tina Santi Flaherty is a board member of the Animal Medical Center and the Churchill Centre, among others. She is the author of The Savvy Woman’s Success Bible (with Kay Gilman) and Talk Your Way to the Top. Visit her website at www.tinaflaherty.com. Follow her on Twitter @TinaSFlaherty.
—Liz Smith, Huffington Post
“This unusual and fascinating biography is a primer on to how to live not a perfect but an authentic, courageous, and purposeful life. What Jackie Taught Us is a must-read for admirers of Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis. Even those versed in her life will find that Flaherty has unearthed new and personal stories about this already much-documented woman.”
“Almost 20 years have passed since Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died from non-Hodgkins lymphoma, but her glamorous legacy lives on in What Jackie Taught Us. Written by Jackie’s one-time neighbor Tina Santi Flaherty, the book is a must-read for anyone fascinated with the famed first lady, with essays, insights and observations from notables like Liz Smith, C.D. Green and Malachy McCourt. ”
“To women of my generation, Jacqueline Kennedy was the gold standard for the ideal woman.…She made it socially acceptable for a woman to be both smart and beautiful, creating a durable role model for women like Sheryl Sandberg and Melissa Myer to eventually follow.
What Jackie Taught Us…has been reissued with wonderful comments by people who knew her. Friends like Hemingway biographer A.E. Hotchner, and columnist Liz Smith share their “Jackie” stories that remind us of her poise, grace and zest for living. In addition to decoding her timeless fashion, the author details the powerful and lasting impact Jackie had on American culture. What Jackie Taught Us is a perfect weekend read…”– Fashion Flash
”Re-released to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of Onassis’s death, this version of What Jackie Taught Us includes a series of new essays that represent an important contribution to not only Flaherty’s book, but also to “Jackie studies” in general. It’s a treat to have the legacy of someone who’s so seldom considered seriously (so often she’s reduced to dresses and hats) reevaluated by the likes of Edna O’Brien, Allen Packwood, and Malachy McCourt. And Liz Smith’s preface is a downright gem.
Twenty years after her death, we’re still curious about Jackie. From Flaherty’s book, we get some clues as to why. –NewBooksinBiography.com
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