Jackie After O by Tina Cassidy

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Still, this story of midlife reinvention is invigorating and inspiring — even for those of us who have to work every day.


Former Boston Globe reporter Tina Cassidy delivers a remarkable account of one year in the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, America’s favorite first lady and an international icon. 1975 was a year of monumental changes for Jackie: it was the year she lost her second husband, shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, saved one of New York City’s cultural landmarks at Grand Central Station, and found her true calling—not as a powerful man’s wife or the mother of future leaders, but as a woman of the workforce with a keen mind and a dedication to excellence. Readers of Christopher Andersen’s Jackie After Jack and Pamela Clarke Keogh’s Jackie Style will find no better look at the intimate world of America’s Queen of Camelot than Tina Cassidy’s Jackie After O.

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Tina Cassidy was a reporter and editor at the Boston Globe for more than a decade, covering everything from business to politics to fashion. She is the author of Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born, published by Atlantic Monthly Press in 2006. She is the mother of three and lives in Massachusetts.
Published May 1, 2012 by It Books. 291 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Apr 15 2012

A well-researched but limited account of a year in the life of Jackie O.

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Reviewed by Kate Tuttle on May 18 2012

Still, this story of midlife reinvention is invigorating and inspiring — even for those of us who have to work every day.

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Reviewed by Christina on Jul 02 2012

But Jackie After O is not a new favorite. I'm only mildly interested in the subject, and Tina Cassidy didn't win me over, despite all the new (to me) information she included.

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A Penny and Change

Reviewed by Penny Leisch on Apr 27 2012

She does an excellent job of taking the reader into the living room of Jackie O and through new side-roads of history not found in textbooks and classrooms...Cassidy opens the door to the life of a woman who fought the same battles women fight today.

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Not the Daily Planet

Reviewed by Elizabeth Koelle on May 10 2012

If you are fascinated with Jackie, as so many people still are, this book is for you. I certainly have a new appreciation for and admiration of her.

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The Night Writer

Reviewed by Sarah Joyce Bryant on May 07 2012

Tina Cassidy does a fantastic job of presenting the facts about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ life in 1975...She provides us with important background information that helps us better understand the scope of what Jackie endured and what she ultimately accomplished.

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