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Janet and Jackie

The Story of a Mother and Her Daughter, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Jan Pottker


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Despite hundreds of books and thousands of articles on Jackie Kennedy, surprisingly little is known about her mother's role in her life and achievements. Often dismissed as a social climber who faded into the woodwork after she divorced Jackie's father-the dashing, disreputable "Black Jack" Bouvier-and married the rich Hugh D. Auchincloss, Janet not only played a pivotal part in Jackie's own wedding to JFK, but often served as a stand-in for Jackie during the White House years, and helped her cope with John and Caroline after the assassination.

The only book to explore this fascinating mother-daughter relationship, Janet & Jackie is filled with stories that shed new light on the personal life of an American icon.

Praise For Janet and Jackie: The Story of a Mother and Her Daughter, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

“An intimate look at the complex and absorbing relationship between two extraordinary women.” —Jay Mulvaney, author of Kennedy Weddings: A Family Album

“A rich and nuanced portrait.” —Publishers Weekly

“Pottker divulges startling vignettes.” —Washington Post

St. Martin's Griffin, 9780312302818, 416pp.

Publication Date: November 19, 2002

About the Author

Jan Pottker is the author of books including Celebrity Washington, as well as the co-author of Dear Ann, Dear Abby:  The Unauthorized Biography of Ann Landers and Abigail Van Buren. Jan Pottker has a Ph.D. from Columbia University and lives in Potomac, Maryland, with her husband, Andrew S. Fishel.