Bookworm: Finishing “Jackie as Editor,” moving onto Kindle Fire

A poignant stanza that Jackie's companion, Maurice Tempelsman, added to her favorite poem, "Ithaka," which he read at her funeral.

Enter the sad face.

When I originally wrote about Greg Lawrence’s 2011 book at the beginning of the month, I knew I’d find it interesting, but I didn’t know how engrossed I would end up becoming. I’ve read dozens of books on Mrs. O, so I’ve seen overlapping stories here and there, but this one really gave new insight because it solely covered her work as a book editor, and I’m so glad that I found it.

While there were many quotes of hers and passages that struck me from the text (it was very hard resisting the urge to break out a highlighter), there were a few that came at the end that were quite poignant to me, especially one she said (not mentioned to whom) after Ari Onassis died:

“I have been through life and suffered a great deal, but I have had happy moments,
as well. Every moment one lives is different from the other. The good, the bad,
hardship, the joy, the tragedy, love and happiness are all interwoven into on single, indescribable whole that is called life. You cannot separate the good and the bad,
and perhaps there is no need to do so.”

Ever the graceful and poised Jackie O.

Moving on from “Jackie as Editor,”  I’m excited to start reading my first book on the Kindle Fire I got from the fella for Christmas: Marco Pierre White’s “The Devil in the Kitchen: “Sex, Pain, Madness, and the Making of a Great Chef.”

I’m excited to delve into the world of the man who’s been dubbed “The First Celebrity Chef” – and the enfant terrible of the British restaurant world.

It's already downloaded and waiting to be devoured!

Stay tuned!



About nikkimmascali

I am an editor, writer and New Yorker who has ink for blood and the blog name + tattoo to prove it. Also of note: I follow more dogs than people on Instagram. This is my blog about reading, writing and absolutely no 'rithmetic because I am horrendous at math.
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