Finding Jackie by Oline Eaton audiobook

Finding Jackie: A Life Reinvented

By Oline Eaton
Read by Jo Anna Perrin

Blackstone Publishing 9781635767933
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Jackie. One name was all you needed. A paragon of femininity, fashion, ideal American wifeliness and motherhood, she was also fiercely independent, the first of the modern First Ladies. Then her husband was murdered, changing her world and ours. Traumatized and exposed, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy nonetheless built a new life for herself in an America similarly haunted by upheaval. She dated and traveled ceaselessly before scandalizing the world by marrying a foreigner, living abroad, climbing pyramids, cruising the oceans, and wandering Europe braless and barefoot. But the story of Jackie’s reinvention has been culturally erased. In Finding Jackie, author Oline Eaton pieces it back together. Jackie’s story—treated like the national soap opera and transmitted through newspapers, magazines, images, and TV during the 1960s and 1970s—became wired into America’s emotional grid. Here, in Finding Jackie, she’s rediscovered as an adventurer, a wanderer, a woman, and an idea in whom, for over half a century, many Americans and people around the globe have deeply, fiercely wanted to believe.

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Jackie.

One name was all you needed. A paragon of femininity, fashion, ideal American wifeliness and motherhood, she was also fiercely independent, the first of the modern First Ladies. Then her husband was murdered, changing her world and ours.

Traumatized and exposed, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy nonetheless built a new life for herself in an America similarly haunted by upheaval. She dated and traveled ceaselessly before scandalizing the world by marrying a foreigner, living abroad, climbing pyramids, cruising the oceans, and wandering Europe braless and barefoot.

But the story of Jackie’s reinvention has been culturally erased. In Finding Jackie, author Oline Eaton pieces it back together.

Jackie’s story—treated like the national soap opera and transmitted through newspapers, magazines, images, and TV during the 1960s and 1970s—became wired into America’s emotional grid. Here, in Finding Jackie, she’s rediscovered as an adventurer, a wanderer, a woman, and an idea in whom, for over half a century, many Americans and people around the globe have deeply, fiercely wanted to believe.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Oline Eaton’s Finding Jackie penetrates the mystique and unravels the myth with the best Jackie biography ever. Brava, Brava, Brava!” Kitty Kelley, New York Times bestselling author
“Oline Eaton tells the Jackie Onassis story with riveting precision and a warm, intuitive sense of how the enigmas of a celebrity’s life can entrance us. Eaton moves beyond myth and gossip—however delectable—into a fact-based assessment of the traumas, conflicts, and heroism of the woman whom we all knew as simply ‘Jackie.’ …[I]n Eaton’s responsive, empathic depiction of this historical figure, we can begin to grasp a splendor…we hadn’t yet adequately reckoned.” Wayne Koestenbaum, author of Jackie Under My Skin: Interpreting an Icon
“An extraordinary achievement—a fresh, riveting exploration of one of the world’s most written-about women. With great ingenuity and compassion, and in beautiful prose, Oline Eaton brings this fascinating figure to a new generation…Anyone interested in celebrity, fame, media, and myth-making…will find much to delight in here.” Kate Bolick, New York Times bestselling author
“The best book about JKO I’ve ever read. Not Jackie the icon but Jackie the woman—in all her restless, spiky glory.” Elizabeth Winder, author of Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath In New York, Summer 1953
“Her name once seemed to float ‘electric on the air,’ as Andy Warhol said of Jackie. Oline Eaton captures the electricity…in this exceptional biography of a woman who dazzled, inspired, and suffered. This is the rare biography that makes the familiar seem fresh with deep research, delightful prose, and unerring insight.” Jonathan Eig, New York Times bestselling author
“Informed by the latest scholarship and with an irreverent eye for tabloid excess, Oline Eaton achieves the remarkable in this book. She turns Jackie into super-fuel for a new generation.” William Kuhn, author of Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books

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Author Bio: Oline Eaton

Author Bio: Oline Eaton

Oline Eaton is a scholar of biographical writing and a writer of creative nonfiction, whose work examines the intersections of celebrity, feelings, feminism, language, and trauma. She holds degrees from Mississippi State University, the University of Chicago, and King’s College London, and teaches first year writing as a full-time lecturer at Howard University. She lives in Washington, DC with her cats, Claude and Marcel.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Audience: Adult
Language: English