Monday, July 15, 2013

Mrs. Kennedy & Me

Before reading this book, I must confess I didn't know much about Jackie Kennedy. 
I always admired her apparent grace and style, but I wanted to know what lay beyond 
the designer suits and pill box hats. With so many books about Jackie out there, it was difficult to pick one to start with, but somehow Mrs. Kennedy and Me stood out as a good candidate.

What I enjoyed most about this book was that it was factual with a personal tone that
made it a compelling and emotional read. I have not only developed a deep admiration for Jackie but the book's author and narrator, Clint Hill, (or respectfully called Mr. Hill by Jackie throughout there time together) as well.  The novel is a loving portrayal of one of America's most famous First Ladies that reveals the private spontaneous and adventurous spirit behind the gracious and poised aura that captivated Americans across the country.

What started out as a dreadful government position destined to be full of stuffy women's luncheons and ballets turns into a touching friendship that grows from mutual respect and trust. Mr. Hill provides an intimate look at a woman whom craved a separate, private life outside the white house. 
Jackie Kennedy has indefinitely gone up in my book as more than just style icon, but a truly inspirational woman. She is forever a timeless icon, a role model, and a very special woman.
I can not wait to read more about her.

The National Geographic Channel also just announced news that they are releasing a movie on their channel about Jackie Kennedy called Killing Kennedy. Ginnifer Goodwin and Rob Lowe star as John and Jackie, but I still can't help but dream of Kristin Davis playing her!

Sigh, she would be perfect.


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    1. Yes! It's one of my all time favorite biographies! Thanks for reading!:)


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