Jackie Under My Skin: Interpreting an Icon (Paperback)
Interpreting an Icon
Picador USA, 9780312429232, 291pp.
Publication Date: October 27, 2009
"Jackie Under My Skin "is a passionate investigation of the ways Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis transformed America's definition of celebrity, identity, and style. In a gallery of fantasies and tableaux, Wayne Koestenbaum explains the late first lady's hold on Americans by examining the myths and metaphors that we've attached to her. An exuberant paean to a great star, "Jackie Under My Skin" is also a meditation on fame, mortality, and the difficulty of defining desire.
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Praise For Jackie Under My Skin: Interpreting an Icon…
"Pop interpretation at its finest . . . and every bit of it is fun to read."--The Boston Globe
"Dazzling, exuberant . . . Koestenbaum writes with a heady lyricism that makes Jackie-watching an exercise of the soul as well as of the intellect."--New York Magazine"Koestenbaum's explanation of the Jackie O phenomenon is as fresh and thought-provoking as they come."--Los Angeles Times "Some of the most entertaining prose in years . . . A thoughtful and unexpectedly moving book."--Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Impassioned insight . . . By turns comic and elegaic, respectful and blasphemous...little or nothing escapes [Koestenbaum's] gaze."--Newsday