Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Book Review: Mrs. Kennedy and Me

Mrs. Kennedy and Me by Clint Hill

There are no lack of books about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and her life. Some of these biographies dip into speculation about her life and the various scandals, this one does not. Written by the man who was assigned to protect her during the JFK presidency, this biography offers a unique perspective on Mrs. Kennedy.

Hill writes his story of the years he spent by Mrs. Kennedy's side with obvious respect and devotion to the woman he was once sworn to protect at all costs. For example, he never calls her anything but Mrs. Kennedy and always describes her as beautiful and breathtaking. The positive depiction of the First Lady and refusal to dip into rumor and scandal was a refreshing change from other biographies.

I usually am not a fan of biographies, but this one I enjoyed.

Next month - The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis

Disclosure: No one paid me in any way, form or fashion for this review.

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