A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all elseJackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwillfrom the authors of Furious Love.When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment, her younger sister Lee wept inconsolably. Then Jackies thirty-eight-page will was read. Lee discover...
|Title||:||The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters|
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The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters Reviews
The rendering of these 2 essentially shallow and spoiled sisters is neither good nor bad - it tells the story. it is hard to come away with much admiration for the sisters who life revolved around the pursuit of money and beauty - to the extent that at a White House dinner Jackie instructed that only "beautiful" guest were to be included. Lee was once upset at having to move to a "smaller penthouse". The feeling is that neither of these women would have ever been noteworthy in any way without th ...more
I received a copy of this book by Harper Collins in exchange for an honest review.
Today's post is on The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters: The Tragic and Glamorous Loves of Jackie and Lee by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger. It is 336 pages long and is published by Harper Collins. The cover is a picture of Jackie Onassia and Lee Radziwill. The intended reader is someone who is interested in the Bouvier family and its history. There is mild foul language, no sex, and no violence in this book. There Be ...more
Since I lived through the sixties, I knew a great deal about Jackie and a bit about Lee, before reading this book, but learned so much more by reading it. Kashner has thoroughly research the lives of the two sisters and relates their stories in compelling detail. I certainly recommend this to anyone who is interested in that critical period of American history and wants tp peek into the private lives of these two fascinating women. Thanks to Goodreads for this book!
"The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters" is a popular biography of Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. What's good about it is that the book does give life to a character mentioned, but not typically discussed, in all of the Kennedy biographies--Lee Bouvier. In addition, the book is more developed than many Jackie biographies in the post-Onassis era, providing a realistic look at her work, for example, in publishing. What's iffier is the book is obviously attempting to make the c ...more
For the most part, I wasn’t surprised by what I read since the lives of Jackie and Lee have been part of American culture for as long as I can remember. That being said - Reading their lives intertwined in one book was a fascinating read and at the same time an interesting study of two sisters. Exciting lives, but oh so much pain.
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"Living in a fairy tale can be hell – don’t people know that” -Lee.
THE FABULOUS BOUVIER SISTERS is a dual biography of two of the world’s most famous sisters. I loved genuinely loved reading this book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I grew up hearing about the fabulous Jackie Kennedy Onassis but I never knew “her story”. I also had no clue about her sister Lee, who for most of her life, was overshadowed b...more
The title of this biography almost could have been, "The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters and why Lee really was the more interesting, talented, and cultured of the two". It truly did feel like this was the point the authors were trying hard to make in this (mostly) dual biography. I didn't mind so much as I will read most anything written about Jackie, and, in turn, Lee. And honestly, it was quite refreshing in that it didn't have a gossipy feel to it. While nothing really new was gleaned between its p ...more
Very interesting but intriguing read, makes you feel as if you are at a cafe sipping and reviewing the latest celebrity gossips with your friends. Author does a great job of providing familial and close friend interviews to clear up years of rumors and gossip. At times it does get slow but it is an interesting read if you are interested in Jackie and Lee's relationship.