This fascinating post in Town & Country tells how Jackie Kennedy started on the road to becoming a powerful book editor more than 10 years after leaving the White House.

Author Nancy Bilyeau recounts how the former First Lady went from making just $200 a week at Viking Press to emerge as a well respected editor who “acquired nearly 100 works of fiction and nonfiction over 19 years, working as an editor continuously until her death.”

In providing her fact-filled account, Ms. Bilyeau draws most heavily on Greg Lawrence’s book Jackie as Editor: The Literary Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis but also cites biographies like Sarah Bradford’s  America’s Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Donald Spoto’s Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: A Life

 

(Thanks to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies)