What Jackie Taught Us: Lessons from the Remarkable Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

She was a woman of confidence, focus, and passion, and it made her one of the world s greatest sources of inspiration and influence She drew on a remarkable wealth of self knowledge and a sense of purpose to cope with extraordinary public demands and overwhelming private needs How can anyone emulate Jackie What Jackie Taught Us offers Jackie s own personal lessons aboutShe was a woman of confidence, focus, and passion, and it made her one of the world s greatest sources of inspiration and influence She drew on a remarkable wealth of self knowledge and a sense of purpose to cope with extraordinary public demands and overwhelming private needs How can anyone emulate Jackie What Jackie Taught Us offers Jackie s own personal lessons about how best to live one s life with poise, grace, and zest, including wisdom about image and style, courage and vision, men, marriage, motherhood, and motivation, and how best to apply those lessons to everyday life With the shining example of this American icon, we can illuminate who we are, what we want and what we truly need from ourselves and each other.
What Jackie Taught Us Lessons from the Remarkable Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis She was a woman of confidence focus and passion and it made her one of the world s greatest sources of inspiration and influence She drew on a remarkable wealth of self knowledge and a sense of pur

  • Title: What Jackie Taught Us: Lessons from the Remarkable Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
  • Author: Tina Santi Flaherty Susan Lucci
  • ISBN: 9780399530807
  • Page: 379
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. What Jackie Taught Us: Lessons from the Remarkable Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis by Tina Santi Flaherty is a wonderful tribute to Jackie. Though she was a character with a flawed personality as we all are, she was a wonderful human-being, who added much charm, aura and glamor to the Kennedy family. Most often, what we read about Jackie used to come from the rumor-mill but reading this book without that chirpy and gossipy feeling is a nice change.Tina Santi Flaherty has done a commendable jo [...]

    2. I really enjoyed learning more about Jackie Kennedy. However, the writing style in this book reminded me of something a middle schooler would write. The author used very little information to draw huge conclusions. It was repetitive in some places and there was quotes from random people tucked in, which was odd.

    3. This book was a nice insight into the life of Jackie O. It was a very fast and easy read. I am a big fan and I'd like to think we are "kindred spirits" in our quests for knowledge. To be honest though, I thought that I would learn more about her life in general, that you couldn't just get from or somewhere. Although, I do think this book looks at her as an inspiration and would be a great self-help book for any young lady that picked it up. One of my favorite quotes from the book is, "When we t [...]

    4. The interspersed asides by random people are a bit unnecessary but it is interesting to read about the different traits Jackie possessed and to get a bit of biographical information on how those traits might have been formed in her character.

    5. The premise of this book is interesting. However the book is not well written. The book was repetitive, choppy and even confusing at times.

    6. Disappointed because it did not meet my expectations. It could have been written by someone who has read press releases. No new or personal information. Did not even seem to be that "educational".

    7. Former Colgate-Palmolive VP Flaherty (Talk Your Way to the Top) fairly idolizes Camelot’s First Lady. In chapters padded with cursory biographical snippets, she purports to explore what Jackie “taught” the world. Take, for instance, the chapter “Men and Marriage,” wherein readers learn that Jackie made herself attractive and “followed her heart.” Much is made of the “beautiful, cultured, and intelligent” icon of our collective (and idealized) cultural memory. Instead of wasting [...]

    8. On a Jackie kick right now & kind of ironic that a book about an editor so badly needs editing. i gave it 2 stars because of a few photos i haven't seen + i enjoyed the first 1/4 of it.

    9. Type: Commuter Read: format lends easily to starting/ stopping.Rating: Me Likey: Enjoyable! Particularly for fans of this genre.Why You’re Reading It:- You are a Kennedy fan who want another insight into Camelot- You want to know more about Jackie O.What I Thought:Though not a biography, this book has plenty of information about Jackie Kennedy Onassis’s life. In fact, the subtitle to the book is: Lessons from the Remarkable Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Split up into easily readabl [...]

    10. I really would like to give this 3.5 stars. I was quite young during the Kennedy era, and fashion and politics were not in my interest circles yet. However it was impossible not to be touched by America's royal family.Reading this as an adult I am fascinated by details and influences that had touched me even while I did not notice them as a child. Of course the older women in my life did notice Jackie's style and poise. She was an example to women all over the world, and of all ages and income l [...]

    11. While I felt like the "what Jackie taught us" moments at each chapter's end were somewhat sweeping generalizations or opinions of the author, I enjoyed this book. But after all, maybe those "generalizations" really were true according to the American public! I should ask my parents what they thought of Jackie. :) I was very impressed with her smarts (fluent and self-taught in 3 languages!), her drive, her self-discipline, her understated yet classic fashion style, and the way she approached moth [...]

    12. This is what I have learned from this book:Image is everything.Nothing is more alluring then portraying a sense of mystery. It makes me wonder. Is putting up a good front the same as being phony? This book contradicts itself, just as she did on so many occasions. Was she confident or insecure?  I'm guessing that she, like the rest of us were a combination of both. That doesn't make her the heroine that the press wanted us to believe. That makes her human. Like life itself, this book started [...]

    13. I have been a fan of Jackie Kennedy Onassis for years and really wanted to dive into her story a little deeper. Of the many books written about Jackie I chose this one because it juxtaposed her story with some very valuable lesssons. It certainly shows how her character, courage and strength came about throughout her life. Her relationship with her parents and upbringing seemed to really be her foundation for the milestones and events that were to later mark her life. She did leave behind many l [...]

    14. Not only was this a short and fast read this book did a excellent job of showing the person that Jackie was and still touches the lives of so many people when she was alive and even in death. This book also truly reflects her personalty by sharing some details of her life that I never knew. The pictures of Jackie at the start of each Chapter just add to the kind of person she was from fun and very determined lady, To a person who embraces culture and shared with others to a fun loving mother and [...]

    15. I really went back and forth between 3 or 4 stars but decided on a 4 because Jackie Kennedy is just a fascinating person. I didn't know too much about her besides the obvious big things. But this book isn't a chronological order of her life. It is separated into characteristics Jackie Kennedy had that we can learn from. Some characteristics I skimmed through because I wasn't as interested in them but some I really enjoyed. So if you are looking for a chronological biography of Jackie this isn't [...]

    16. I loved this book. It was fascinating to read about Jacqueline Kennedy's life. The author's organization of the book made it more enjoyable than a chronological biography - each chapter is categorized by a trait that Jackie possessed that we can learn from (style, vision, courage, motherhood, etc.) then the chapter is full of stories & quotes from throughout her life. I learned so much & I am really inspired by her life. I highly recommend this book.

    17. I started this book, excited to read more about Jackie and her life and things to be learned from her. The author, however, jumps from one topic to another, and makes sweeping conclusions without any specific evidence or clear indication of why those conclusions are made. It felt more like a series of comments by a casual observer rather than any true glimpse into Jackie's life or what made her tick.

    18. WONDERFUL REVIEW OF JACKIEI rated five stars as this is best compilation/overview of all periods of Jackie's life in one book. Few incidents new; however, enjoyed so much reading again, being reminded what a positive influence she exerted over individuals, U.S. And international peoples. Truly, her own person. Her legacy withstands time.

    19. Inspirational read for all. Learned a lot about Jackie I hadn't known before. My admiration for her has definitely grown. Powerful lady with a strong sense of self and great determination against all odds.

    20. A really enjoyable book, I confess I knew little about Jackie before this book. (something that Jackie wanted it seems) I have more admiration for the woman after all she went through. The woman is definitely a great example of grace and intellect.

    21. I've read a lot of JFK biographies so it was interesting to learn a little more about Jackie. However, the writing was really simplistic and rather boring. The "what she taught us" portion at the end of every chapter was also really annoying and rather condescending.

    22. This is a wonderful book for anyone fascinated with Jackie. It connects her life to ours by drawing out thoughtful lessons that can be observed through her life. I admire Jackie greatly, and I think she would be happy to know that people are living their lives better because of her.

    23. All of the grace and intelligence of this woman shines through in this book. Reading this book gave me a deeper insight into her life while allowing me to recapture the mood of America during The Camelot Years.

    24. I liked the approach to this book, and did learn some new things. I would've been more interested if the author wrote more about her relationship with Jackie. I did learn some new things, and will probably try this angle of writing a biography myself.

    25. I'n all fairness I love most books on Jackie. This book highlights her grace under fire and how she "dealt" with being "Jackie! The book is a light & fluffy but still a good read.

    26. This is a wonderful book about how Jackie face the good of life and the bad and tips for us to make life more enjoyable.

    27. Kind of trite. I did, however, learn a lot about the life and character of Jackie O. I respect her even more now--for who she was, not just for her amazing sense of style.

    28. I love looking at the life of Jackie Kennedy she truly was a woman of class. This book is an easy and fast read cuts to the chase

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