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|
|Number of Pages||:||336 pages|
The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters Reviews
I usually read everything Kennedy. I have always had great respect for Jackie - her poise, being a great mother. This book looks to a different part of Jackie's life as a Bouvier being a sister - Lee.
When I read Jackie, Janet and Lee I realized that Janet raised her children with a lust for money and status.
I didn't know much about Jackie's sister Lee , so this was an interesting look into her life as well as well as Jackie as a sister. The book goes into the jealousy and sibling rivalry betwee ...more
"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
I found this book very boring. I only finished it because I hate to leave any book unfinished regardless of my opinion.
This book is far more sympathetic to Lee than some of the other Bouvier/Kennedy books I’ve read.
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!
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
I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book from HarperCollins.
This biography hones in on the relationship between Jackie Bouvier Kennedy and her lesser known sister Lee Bouvier. Raised to expect men to bankroll their expensive lifestyle, both women were known for their cultured and European sense of style in both fashion and design, their grace and beauty, and their captivating personalities. Yet Lee, who according to this biography had the more outgoing, star-seeking personality, was fo ...more