Jackie's Girl - Kathy McKeon

Jackie's Girl

By Kathy McKeon

  • Release Date: 2017-05-09
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 58 Ratings

Description

New York Times Bestseller
An endearing coming-of-age memoir by a young woman who spent thirteen years as Jackie Kennedy’s personal assistant and occasional nanny—and the lessons about life and love she learned from the glamorous first lady.

In 1964, Kathy McKeon was just nineteen years old and newly arrived from Ireland when she was hired as the personal assistant to former first lady Jackie Kennedy. The next thirteen years of her life were spent in Jackie's service, during which Kathy not only played a crucial role in raising young Caroline and John Jr., but also had a front-row seat to some of the twentieth century’s most significant events.

Because Kathy was always at Jackie’s side, Rose Kennedy deemed her “Jackie’s girl.” And although Kathy called Jackie “Madam,” she considered her employer more like a big sister who, in many ways, mentored her on how to be a lady. Kathy was there during Jackie and Aristotle Onassis’s courtship and marriage and Robert Kennedy’s assassination, dutifully supporting Jackie and the children during these tumultuous times in history.

A rare and engrossing look at the private life of one of the most famous women of the twentieth century, Jackie’s Girl is also a moving personal story of a young woman finding her identity and footing in a new country, along with the help of the most elegant woman in America.

Reviews

  • I couldn't put it down

    5
    By Alohanui1
    I loved it, well done!
  • Very good

    5
    By Shep323
    I liked this book very much! It really gave a great insight as to what went on in the Kennedy family during some very trying times. Kathy really makes you feel like you're right there living this life with her. Very well written with true love & respect for the entire Kennedy family!
  • A great read

    5
    By Early Paris
    For anyone who grew up during the Kennedy time in the White House this is a great read for our fascination with Jackie. I enjoyed the book and am glad you wrote it. If Jackie had lived longer I truly believe she would have written a memoir herself later in her life.
  • Jackie’s Girl: My Life w/ the Kennedy Family

    5
    By Macartisan1300
    I bought the book and read it right away. McKeon was the perfect person to grace Mrs. Kennedy, Caroline and John as her assistant. Having just come from a farmland in Ireland to the exciting city life of New York, what better way of finding out who you are with the poise of the Kennedys. Together they bonded for the time they were together. McKeon had her life as Mrs. Kennedy certainly had hers. A good read.
  • An intimate look into the daily lives of the Kennedy family

    5
    By auntlinny132
    Couldn't put the book down for a moment. Stories are so well weaved together. You really get to know the author. Great read