Finding Jackie: A Life Reinvented

Written by:
Oline Eaton
Narrated by:
Jo Anna Perrin

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
January 2023
11 hours 3 minutes
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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Katrina S.

Looks good

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I lived through the events of this book and enjoyed the story from that perspective. The writing is superficial and lacks depth and insight, but if you just want a quick and interesting retelling, this works. I found the narrator’s tone to be ‘sing-songy’ at times which could be annoying.

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Susan K.

I enjoyed listen to this book. Besides her life, there is an interesting review of the history and political of those times.

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I enjoyed learning more about Jackie, and the time she was with Onassis (ugh!). Not a great or deep book, but okay if you're interested in her, losing JFK, and the 60s to mid-70s.

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