We began by discussing Jackie's childhood and family background. We then moved on to the Kennedy years, then the Onassis years. We concluded our discussion by focusing on her years as an editor and her relationship to Maurice Templesman.
Six of the gals at the meeting were too young to remember Jackie, while the other three did remember some things about her. I think that everyone left the meeting knowing more than they did before though.
Nine people attended the meeting; those 9 people read 8 different books. Four read biographies, two read photo biographies, and two read books on fashion, and there were a few other books we browsed through. For the most part the books agreed with each other and covered the same parts of Jackie's life. One book, however, focused on Jackie's relationship with her mother and THAT one contradicted most of the other books - it made for some great discussion!
Here's a list of who read what and what they rated it ...
- Heather: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: A Life, by Donald Spoto ... 7
- Heather: One Special Summer, Lenn and Jacqueline Bouvier ... 10
- Nicole: Jackie Kennedy: A Life in Pictures, by Yann-Brice Dherbiert & Pierre-Henri Verlhac ... 7
- Annette: Jackie: Her Life in Pictures, by James Spada ... 10
- Lenore: Janet & Jackie, by Jan POtter ... 7
- Bev: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, by Ellen Ladowski ... 7
- Nancy: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, by Ellen Ladowski ... 10
- Stephanie: Jackie, The Clothes of Camelot, by Dominick Dunne ... (?)
- Kara: Jackie Style, by Valentino ... 8
- Melissa: America's Queen, by Sarah Bradford ... 4
- Carrie: America's Queen, by Sarah Bradford ... 7
- 8 x 1 vote
- 9 x 4 votes
- 10 x 3 votes
If you want to read more about Jackie, check out this post and this one too. We had a lot of fun reading about her and doing our meeting this way. We'll definitely do something like this again soon!