When Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis passed away shortly before her sixty-fifth birthday, the nation wept. She left a legacy of remarkable insights and wisdom that can now become part of America's heritage. Gathered here is an unforgettable collection of her comments and views on marriage, raising children, political ambition, and life.
And more than that: over the years she talked about her childhood, her love for Jack, the Kennedys, her marriage to Aristotle Onassis, her children and grandchildren, and the days of her widowhood. This collection of her thoughts, feelings, and memories becomes Jackie's own story told in her own words, the autobiography she said she would never write. Moving, funny, buoyant, and poignant, The Uncommon Wisdom of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is a book to treasure.
Thirty years ago, Bill Adler edited The Kennedy Wit. Published by Citadel Press, it was on the New York Times bestseller list for twenty-two weeks. Now, three decades later, he has compiled and edited an even more memorable book, The Uncommon Wisdom of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, also published by Citadel Press.
A sampling of the many things Jackie had to say:
"People have too many theories about rearing children. I believe simply in love, security, and discipline."
"Happiness is not where you think you find it. I'm determined not to worry. So many people poison every day worrying about the next."
"The things you do with your children, you never forget."
"It takes an awful lot of effort to make everything look effortless."