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Book Review:Jackie Oh! by Kitty Kelley


Alright, so here we go. Back into the swing of things. Over the past 2 years I’ve become really intrigued with the Kennedy legacy so I have read practically everything I could get my hands on, (that’s credible) about them. Don’t worry, I WILL be posting a variety of book reviews so it won’t just be focused on one type of genre or anything like that. Now, I hate long intros hehe so on to the actual review.

20-April-2010 Interview with American author Kitty Kelley in Toronto to promote her controversial ne
Source: Amazon

I checked this out from my university library a few months ago and picked it up simply because it was about Jackie Kennedy. Usually, I’ll do a little research on Goodreads to see if it’s worth reading. Turns out, it has a 3.4 star rating so that’s not too bad. I gave it a 3 out of 5 stars. Overall, it provides a good amount of information about Jackie that, some might categorize as salacious, but it was interesting nonetheless. I have not read any other books by Kitty Kelley, though I do want to read Capturing Camelot, also by her. I watched a short interview with Ms. Kelley speaking on her friendship with Stanley Tretick, who was a famed photographer and who shot some of the most iconic and candid photos of the Kennedy family. Even though Jackie wasn’t really a huge fan of reporters and photographers, she loved the pictures Stanley captured.

Now for the final verdict….drum roll please… just kidding hehe.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars, PG:13 Rating

Pros: quick read, entertaining, insightful(even if all the small tidbits may not be 100% accurate)

Cons: can be viewed as gossipy/salacious

I would reccommend this to a true Jackie fan. It’s an interesting look inside her world. Of course, her marriages and such are mentioned, though it does focus primarily on her life.

If you are someone who prefers to stick to the true facts and doesn’t really enjoy a gossipy type story-telling, this one may annoy you a bit.


Overall, not the best recollection of Jackie’s Life but a somewhat interesting one.


Featured image via ABC News




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