Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: The Untold Story by Barbara Leaming

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: The Untold Story

(Caidyn)

1/5 – DNF at 61%

The untold story my ass.

Right away in this book, I really got a vibe that this was a sexist book. It immediately focused on Kennedy Onassis’ love life. It didn’t start with her childhood or talking to me about how rough her childhood was. It started with her as a teen, talking with a boy, and pretending not to understand a thing he was talking about. Then, it got into how sniping she was about those boys.

It literally only focused on her in relation to other men. What about her going to school? What about her studies since she did go to college? What about her going back to college? What about her work in the White House and things she stood for? What about how two of her kids died and what that did to her?

Not only that, but it took forever to get to the thesis that Leaming had about Jackie having PTSD. That’s something I completely agree with, but if you’re going to have a huge thesis, get to the point and only focus on information that pertains to that thesis. And even then, it was still about how other men used her for their political gain and not about how she dealt with the PTSD. Her alcoholism was barely mentioned, just a side mention that she used vodka to cope and moved on immediately.

In short, this book was super sucky. And I’m disappointed that this is my first time reading about her.

One thought on “Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: The Untold Story by Barbara Leaming

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