I want to own them sometime:
Reading Jackie, by William Kuhn
Jackie as Editor, by Greg Lawrence
Both books talk about the twenty years Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis spent in New York City working as a book editor, at two different publishing companies -- Viking, and Doubleday.
In my experience reading about her life -- you feel yourself being "pelted with crap" dredged from scandal sheets (which, let's face it, only say terrible things about everybody), alleging that she may have -- spent money, had a relationship or two with humans of the Opposite Sex. --
And -- that type of biographer -- with the pen dipped in mud, right? -- hardly talks at all about JBKO's years as NY editor because -- you know -- they cannot come up with any garbage -! And the whole -- Interesting Books / Quality Ideas / Hard Work / Supporting Causes and Issues Important to the Human Spirit THING -- turns those writers to stone. They can't deal with it.
So after, like -- 50,000 pages of unsubstantiated gossip & drivel, they write, possibly, a sentence: "Oh, and she worked as a book editor in New York 1975 to 1994." Other than that -- they - got - nuthin'
I'm so glad these two New books are out, by Kuhn and Lawrence
I have often wished someone would write about the Editing Years -- and now two people have.