The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters

The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters

A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else?Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill?from the authors of Furious Love. When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment, her younger sister Lee wept inconsolably. Then Jackie?s thirty-eight-page will was read. Lee dis A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above...

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Title:The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters
Author:Sam Kashner
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0062365002
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters Reviews

  • Michelle
    Oct 27, 2018

    I?ve never been enormously fascinated by the Kennedys but as an American of a certain age, it is impossible not know more than you need to know about their triumphs and tragedies. However, I didn?t know much about Lee Radziwill so I thought I would give this a try. As the title sta...

    I originally read this in July, then lost my first review when I went to post it. So this is just what I could remember. I found this to be very much to my liking for the most part, as I?ve always enjoyed reading about Jackie and wanted to know more about her family and her sister Le...

    This is a very readable, but not compelling, biography of Jackie Kennedy and her sister Lee Radziwell. It is hardly the author's fault that I found these women less than admirable, but in some ways I was sorry that I read enough about them to dislike both women. Their competitivenes...

    Another Kennedy book? Yes, please. Sign me up--always. I'm always fascinated by sister relationships in general, because I have a sister, and I'm a mom to sisters, and I don't think there's any more special yet complex relationship dynamic in existence. And, of course, the relationship...

  • Nancy
    May 15, 2018

    I?ve never been enormously fascinated by the Kennedys but as an American of a certain age, it is impossible not know more than you need to know about their triumphs and tragedies. However, I didn?t know much about Lee Radziwill so I thought I would give this a try. As the title sta...

    I originally read this in July, then lost my first review when I went to post it. So this is just what I could remember. I found this to be very much to my liking for the most part, as I?ve always enjoyed reading about Jackie and wanted to know more about her family and her sister Le...

    This is a very readable, but not compelling, biography of Jackie Kennedy and her sister Lee Radziwell. It is hardly the author's fault that I found these women less than admirable, but in some ways I was sorry that I read enough about them to dislike both women. Their competitivenes...

  • Ginny
    Oct 30, 2018

    I?ve never been enormously fascinated by the Kennedys but as an American of a certain age, it is impossible not know more than you need to know about their triumphs and tragedies. However, I didn?t know much about Lee Radziwill so I thought I would give this a try. As the title sta...

    I originally read this in July, then lost my first review when I went to post it. So this is just what I could remember. I found this to be very much to my liking for the most part, as I?ve always enjoyed reading about Jackie and wanted to know more about her family and her sister Le...

    This is a very readable, but not compelling, biography of Jackie Kennedy and her sister Lee Radziwell. It is hardly the author's fault that I found these women less than admirable, but in some ways I was sorry that I read enough about them to dislike both women. Their competitivenes...

    Another Kennedy book? Yes, please. Sign me up--always. I'm always fascinated by sister relationships in general, because I have a sister, and I'm a mom to sisters, and I don't think there's any more special yet complex relationship dynamic in existence. And, of course, the relationship...

    The rendering of these 2 essentially shallow and spoiled sisters is neither good nor bad - it tells the story. it is hard to come away with much admiration for the sisters who life revolved around the pursuit of money and beauty - to the extent that at a White House dinner Jackie instr...

    A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else?Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill?from the authors of Furious Love. When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment,...

    Okay, I am going to be upfront with you and tell you that I am a sucker for books written about Jackie Kennedy. I have admired that woman since I was an 8 year old kid, watching the coverage of JFK?s funeral. Her dignity and beauty just caught me, even back then. It was refreshin...

    3.5/5.0 This was a fascinating book about Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. There was much I already knew about these women, but I also learned things I didn't know. Such as, Jackie was a life long smoker and Lee had an affair with Onassis before Jackie marr...

    I'm curious about the "fabulous Bouvier Sisters" but this book had really nothing much to offer beyond other peoples' reporting, and an interview or two with Lee Radziwill. But it was a quick read, and if you don't know anything about either woman, you might learn something... ...

    These women, I really adore. But this book is full of lazy writing. There is no flow, just a bunch of facts repeated in every paragraph. If you want to know about these fantastic women watch the documentary Jackie: A Tale of two sisters. Very well done and worth it. This book, skip it....

    "The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters" is a biography of Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. Coming of age when Jackie married Onassis I felt I was kinda in the know through the gossip magazines. I felt before reading this book that Lee was always flitting in the very...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book from HarperCollins. This biography hones in on the relationship between Jackie Bouvier Kennedy and her lesser known sister Lee Bouvier. Raised to expect men to bankroll their expensive lifestyle, both women were known for their cult...

    This book wasn?t quite what I was hoping for. I thought it shed a very sordid and often negative light on the sisters. I was looking for the high fashion glitz and glamour but instead found infidelity at every turn. Parts of the book were interesting but my favorite section by far wa...

    Poor little rich girls, but there were some interesting bits in it. ...

    This book is far more sympathetic to Lee than some of the other Bouvier/Kennedy books I?ve read. ...

    It wasn?t biographical. I wouldn?t even feel comfortable calling it non-fiction. There was just too much rumor, and unsubstantiated gossip. These authors felt comfortable saying anything as long as someone else said it first. For the life of me I can?t recall what prompted me to ...

  • Liz
    Jan 03, 2019

    I?ve never been enormously fascinated by the Kennedys but as an American of a certain age, it is impossible not know more than you need to know about their triumphs and tragedies. However, I didn?t know much about Lee Radziwill so I thought I would give this a try. As the title sta...

    I originally read this in July, then lost my first review when I went to post it. So this is just what I could remember. I found this to be very much to my liking for the most part, as I?ve always enjoyed reading about Jackie and wanted to know more about her family and her sister Le...

    This is a very readable, but not compelling, biography of Jackie Kennedy and her sister Lee Radziwell. It is hardly the author's fault that I found these women less than admirable, but in some ways I was sorry that I read enough about them to dislike both women. Their competitivenes...

    Another Kennedy book? Yes, please. Sign me up--always. I'm always fascinated by sister relationships in general, because I have a sister, and I'm a mom to sisters, and I don't think there's any more special yet complex relationship dynamic in existence. And, of course, the relationship...

    The rendering of these 2 essentially shallow and spoiled sisters is neither good nor bad - it tells the story. it is hard to come away with much admiration for the sisters who life revolved around the pursuit of money and beauty - to the extent that at a White House dinner Jackie instr...

    A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else?Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill?from the authors of Furious Love. When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment,...

    Okay, I am going to be upfront with you and tell you that I am a sucker for books written about Jackie Kennedy. I have admired that woman since I was an 8 year old kid, watching the coverage of JFK?s funeral. Her dignity and beauty just caught me, even back then. It was refreshin...

    3.5/5.0 This was a fascinating book about Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. There was much I already knew about these women, but I also learned things I didn't know. Such as, Jackie was a life long smoker and Lee had an affair with Onassis before Jackie marr...

    I'm curious about the "fabulous Bouvier Sisters" but this book had really nothing much to offer beyond other peoples' reporting, and an interview or two with Lee Radziwill. But it was a quick read, and if you don't know anything about either woman, you might learn something... ...

    These women, I really adore. But this book is full of lazy writing. There is no flow, just a bunch of facts repeated in every paragraph. If you want to know about these fantastic women watch the documentary Jackie: A Tale of two sisters. Very well done and worth it. This book, skip it....

    "The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters" is a biography of Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. Coming of age when Jackie married Onassis I felt I was kinda in the know through the gossip magazines. I felt before reading this book that Lee was always flitting in the very...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book from HarperCollins. This biography hones in on the relationship between Jackie Bouvier Kennedy and her lesser known sister Lee Bouvier. Raised to expect men to bankroll their expensive lifestyle, both women were known for their cult...

    This book wasn?t quite what I was hoping for. I thought it shed a very sordid and often negative light on the sisters. I was looking for the high fashion glitz and glamour but instead found infidelity at every turn. Parts of the book were interesting but my favorite section by far wa...

  • Chrisolu
    Oct 13, 2018

    I?ve never been enormously fascinated by the Kennedys but as an American of a certain age, it is impossible not know more than you need to know about their triumphs and tragedies. However, I didn?t know much about Lee Radziwill so I thought I would give this a try. As the title sta...

    I originally read this in July, then lost my first review when I went to post it. So this is just what I could remember. I found this to be very much to my liking for the most part, as I?ve always enjoyed reading about Jackie and wanted to know more about her family and her sister Le...

    This is a very readable, but not compelling, biography of Jackie Kennedy and her sister Lee Radziwell. It is hardly the author's fault that I found these women less than admirable, but in some ways I was sorry that I read enough about them to dislike both women. Their competitivenes...

    Another Kennedy book? Yes, please. Sign me up--always. I'm always fascinated by sister relationships in general, because I have a sister, and I'm a mom to sisters, and I don't think there's any more special yet complex relationship dynamic in existence. And, of course, the relationship...

    The rendering of these 2 essentially shallow and spoiled sisters is neither good nor bad - it tells the story. it is hard to come away with much admiration for the sisters who life revolved around the pursuit of money and beauty - to the extent that at a White House dinner Jackie instr...

    A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else?Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill?from the authors of Furious Love. When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment,...

    Okay, I am going to be upfront with you and tell you that I am a sucker for books written about Jackie Kennedy. I have admired that woman since I was an 8 year old kid, watching the coverage of JFK?s funeral. Her dignity and beauty just caught me, even back then. It was refreshin...

    3.5/5.0 This was a fascinating book about Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. There was much I already knew about these women, but I also learned things I didn't know. Such as, Jackie was a life long smoker and Lee had an affair with Onassis before Jackie marr...

    I'm curious about the "fabulous Bouvier Sisters" but this book had really nothing much to offer beyond other peoples' reporting, and an interview or two with Lee Radziwill. But it was a quick read, and if you don't know anything about either woman, you might learn something... ...

    These women, I really adore. But this book is full of lazy writing. There is no flow, just a bunch of facts repeated in every paragraph. If you want to know about these fantastic women watch the documentary Jackie: A Tale of two sisters. Very well done and worth it. This book, skip it....

    "The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters" is a biography of Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. Coming of age when Jackie married Onassis I felt I was kinda in the know through the gossip magazines. I felt before reading this book that Lee was always flitting in the very...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book from HarperCollins. This biography hones in on the relationship between Jackie Bouvier Kennedy and her lesser known sister Lee Bouvier. Raised to expect men to bankroll their expensive lifestyle, both women were known for their cult...

    This book wasn?t quite what I was hoping for. I thought it shed a very sordid and often negative light on the sisters. I was looking for the high fashion glitz and glamour but instead found infidelity at every turn. Parts of the book were interesting but my favorite section by far wa...

    Poor little rich girls, but there were some interesting bits in it. ...

    This book is far more sympathetic to Lee than some of the other Bouvier/Kennedy books I?ve read. ...

  • Laurel-Rain
    Dec 15, 2018

    I?ve never been enormously fascinated by the Kennedys but as an American of a certain age, it is impossible not know more than you need to know about their triumphs and tragedies. However, I didn?t know much about Lee Radziwill so I thought I would give this a try. As the title sta...

    I originally read this in July, then lost my first review when I went to post it. So this is just what I could remember. I found this to be very much to my liking for the most part, as I?ve always enjoyed reading about Jackie and wanted to know more about her family and her sister Le...

    This is a very readable, but not compelling, biography of Jackie Kennedy and her sister Lee Radziwell. It is hardly the author's fault that I found these women less than admirable, but in some ways I was sorry that I read enough about them to dislike both women. Their competitivenes...

    Another Kennedy book? Yes, please. Sign me up--always. I'm always fascinated by sister relationships in general, because I have a sister, and I'm a mom to sisters, and I don't think there's any more special yet complex relationship dynamic in existence. And, of course, the relationship...

    The rendering of these 2 essentially shallow and spoiled sisters is neither good nor bad - it tells the story. it is hard to come away with much admiration for the sisters who life revolved around the pursuit of money and beauty - to the extent that at a White House dinner Jackie instr...

    A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else?Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill?from the authors of Furious Love. When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment,...

  • Krista
    May 11, 2018

    I?ve never been enormously fascinated by the Kennedys but as an American of a certain age, it is impossible not know more than you need to know about their triumphs and tragedies. However, I didn?t know much about Lee Radziwill so I thought I would give this a try. As the title sta...

    I originally read this in July, then lost my first review when I went to post it. So this is just what I could remember. I found this to be very much to my liking for the most part, as I?ve always enjoyed reading about Jackie and wanted to know more about her family and her sister Le...

    This is a very readable, but not compelling, biography of Jackie Kennedy and her sister Lee Radziwell. It is hardly the author's fault that I found these women less than admirable, but in some ways I was sorry that I read enough about them to dislike both women. Their competitivenes...

    Another Kennedy book? Yes, please. Sign me up--always. I'm always fascinated by sister relationships in general, because I have a sister, and I'm a mom to sisters, and I don't think there's any more special yet complex relationship dynamic in existence. And, of course, the relationship...

    The rendering of these 2 essentially shallow and spoiled sisters is neither good nor bad - it tells the story. it is hard to come away with much admiration for the sisters who life revolved around the pursuit of money and beauty - to the extent that at a White House dinner Jackie instr...

    A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else?Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill?from the authors of Furious Love. When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment,...

    Okay, I am going to be upfront with you and tell you that I am a sucker for books written about Jackie Kennedy. I have admired that woman since I was an 8 year old kid, watching the coverage of JFK?s funeral. Her dignity and beauty just caught me, even back then. It was refreshin...

    3.5/5.0 This was a fascinating book about Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. There was much I already knew about these women, but I also learned things I didn't know. Such as, Jackie was a life long smoker and Lee had an affair with Onassis before Jackie marr...

    I'm curious about the "fabulous Bouvier Sisters" but this book had really nothing much to offer beyond other peoples' reporting, and an interview or two with Lee Radziwill. But it was a quick read, and if you don't know anything about either woman, you might learn something... ...

    These women, I really adore. But this book is full of lazy writing. There is no flow, just a bunch of facts repeated in every paragraph. If you want to know about these fantastic women watch the documentary Jackie: A Tale of two sisters. Very well done and worth it. This book, skip it....

    "The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters" is a biography of Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. Coming of age when Jackie married Onassis I felt I was kinda in the know through the gossip magazines. I felt before reading this book that Lee was always flitting in the very...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book from HarperCollins. This biography hones in on the relationship between Jackie Bouvier Kennedy and her lesser known sister Lee Bouvier. Raised to expect men to bankroll their expensive lifestyle, both women were known for their cult...

    This book wasn?t quite what I was hoping for. I thought it shed a very sordid and often negative light on the sisters. I was looking for the high fashion glitz and glamour but instead found infidelity at every turn. Parts of the book were interesting but my favorite section by far wa...

    Poor little rich girls, but there were some interesting bits in it. ...

    This book is far more sympathetic to Lee than some of the other Bouvier/Kennedy books I?ve read. ...

    It wasn?t biographical. I wouldn?t even feel comfortable calling it non-fiction. There was just too much rumor, and unsubstantiated gossip. These authors felt comfortable saying anything as long as someone else said it first. For the life of me I can?t recall what prompted me to ...

    Being a teenager growing up in the Kennedy's presidential era, I was in awe of the Bouvier Sisters. The theory of Camelot was magical; but the reality was not all as it seemed. Jackie and Lee were human, warts and all. My education of their social society without the Internet was limit...

    If you want a gossipy but thoroughly well-researched and well-told biography, look no further than Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger?s latest collaboration, THE FABULOUS BOUVIER SISTERS. So much has been documented and published about the famous sisters, each having their own jam-pa...

    I don't know why, but I seem to have a fascination with all things Kennedy or Camelot. This is no exception. It is about the two sisters--The Tragic and Glamorous lives of Jackie and Lee. This is a poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represen...

    I received a copy of this book by Harper Collins in exchange for an honest review. Today's post is on The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters: The Tragic and Glamorous Loves of Jackie and Lee by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger. It is 336 pages long and is published by Harper Collins. The co...

    I have this gruesome fascination -- I want to read about people whose lives as so totally different from mine -- royalty, those who are born to great riches, and through various circumstances grow up in that rarified atmosphere where there are always those who serve. I have no interest...

    I have mixed feelings about this biography. I learned more than I knew about either sister, but I still feel i only have a superficial understanding. To be fair, I doubt I'll ever have much understanding of that era, or the people who are so wealthy, and yet always seem to be broke. Th...

    This is a terrific book! Yes, a cliche, but I couldn?t put it down. The authors are excellent writers and they have a fresh angle?we know a lot about Jackie, what about her sister Lee? Here is a book about the same events of Jackie Kennedy?s life, but from her sisters point of vi...

    No pathos, lots of repetition There are two basic themes in this book. The first (which is hammered nearly to death): Jackie was always in the limelight, though she didn?t care to be or try to be, and Lee was not, though she always wanted to be and always tried to be. The second (...

    I found this book to be a very dry compilation of other books and magazine articles. It seems the authors had a couple of interviews with Lee, but apparently they didn't get a lot of info from her. The book starts off with a quote from Jackie's will, and I expected the book would finis...

    I was mesmerized by Jackie Kennedy when I was a child. I still remember being in 4th grade when JFK was killed, and I was glued to the television during the funeral and everything that led up to it. I thought she was the most mysterious, glamourous person ever, looking so beautiful and...

    This is a strong undertaking to examine the lives and loves and wealth amassing of the sisters Jackie and Lee - father was Bouvier and stepfather was Auchincloss. Jackie's life is told to us from her childhood until her death at 1040 Fifth Ave NYC from lymphoma in her 60s. Lee's life i...

    "The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters" is a popular biography of Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. What's good about it is that the book does give life to a character mentioned, but not typically discussed, in all of the Kennedy biographies--Lee Bouvier. In addition...

  • Robin
    Nov 11, 2018

    I?ve never been enormously fascinated by the Kennedys but as an American of a certain age, it is impossible not know more than you need to know about their triumphs and tragedies. However, I didn?t know much about Lee Radziwill so I thought I would give this a try. As the title sta...

    I originally read this in July, then lost my first review when I went to post it. So this is just what I could remember. I found this to be very much to my liking for the most part, as I?ve always enjoyed reading about Jackie and wanted to know more about her family and her sister Le...

    This is a very readable, but not compelling, biography of Jackie Kennedy and her sister Lee Radziwell. It is hardly the author's fault that I found these women less than admirable, but in some ways I was sorry that I read enough about them to dislike both women. Their competitivenes...

    Another Kennedy book? Yes, please. Sign me up--always. I'm always fascinated by sister relationships in general, because I have a sister, and I'm a mom to sisters, and I don't think there's any more special yet complex relationship dynamic in existence. And, of course, the relationship...

    The rendering of these 2 essentially shallow and spoiled sisters is neither good nor bad - it tells the story. it is hard to come away with much admiration for the sisters who life revolved around the pursuit of money and beauty - to the extent that at a White House dinner Jackie instr...

    A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else?Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill?from the authors of Furious Love. When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment,...

    Okay, I am going to be upfront with you and tell you that I am a sucker for books written about Jackie Kennedy. I have admired that woman since I was an 8 year old kid, watching the coverage of JFK?s funeral. Her dignity and beauty just caught me, even back then. It was refreshin...

    3.5/5.0 This was a fascinating book about Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. There was much I already knew about these women, but I also learned things I didn't know. Such as, Jackie was a life long smoker and Lee had an affair with Onassis before Jackie marr...

    I'm curious about the "fabulous Bouvier Sisters" but this book had really nothing much to offer beyond other peoples' reporting, and an interview or two with Lee Radziwill. But it was a quick read, and if you don't know anything about either woman, you might learn something... ...

  • Sarah Beth
    Aug 07, 2018

    I?ve never been enormously fascinated by the Kennedys but as an American of a certain age, it is impossible not know more than you need to know about their triumphs and tragedies. However, I didn?t know much about Lee Radziwill so I thought I would give this a try. As the title sta...

    I originally read this in July, then lost my first review when I went to post it. So this is just what I could remember. I found this to be very much to my liking for the most part, as I?ve always enjoyed reading about Jackie and wanted to know more about her family and her sister Le...

    This is a very readable, but not compelling, biography of Jackie Kennedy and her sister Lee Radziwell. It is hardly the author's fault that I found these women less than admirable, but in some ways I was sorry that I read enough about them to dislike both women. Their competitivenes...

    Another Kennedy book? Yes, please. Sign me up--always. I'm always fascinated by sister relationships in general, because I have a sister, and I'm a mom to sisters, and I don't think there's any more special yet complex relationship dynamic in existence. And, of course, the relationship...

    The rendering of these 2 essentially shallow and spoiled sisters is neither good nor bad - it tells the story. it is hard to come away with much admiration for the sisters who life revolved around the pursuit of money and beauty - to the extent that at a White House dinner Jackie instr...

    A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else?Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill?from the authors of Furious Love. When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment,...

    Okay, I am going to be upfront with you and tell you that I am a sucker for books written about Jackie Kennedy. I have admired that woman since I was an 8 year old kid, watching the coverage of JFK?s funeral. Her dignity and beauty just caught me, even back then. It was refreshin...

    3.5/5.0 This was a fascinating book about Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. There was much I already knew about these women, but I also learned things I didn't know. Such as, Jackie was a life long smoker and Lee had an affair with Onassis before Jackie marr...

    I'm curious about the "fabulous Bouvier Sisters" but this book had really nothing much to offer beyond other peoples' reporting, and an interview or two with Lee Radziwill. But it was a quick read, and if you don't know anything about either woman, you might learn something... ...

    These women, I really adore. But this book is full of lazy writing. There is no flow, just a bunch of facts repeated in every paragraph. If you want to know about these fantastic women watch the documentary Jackie: A Tale of two sisters. Very well done and worth it. This book, skip it....

    "The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters" is a biography of Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. Coming of age when Jackie married Onassis I felt I was kinda in the know through the gossip magazines. I felt before reading this book that Lee was always flitting in the very...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book from HarperCollins. This biography hones in on the relationship between Jackie Bouvier Kennedy and her lesser known sister Lee Bouvier. Raised to expect men to bankroll their expensive lifestyle, both women were known for their cult...

  • Kyrie
    Feb 12, 2019

    I?ve never been enormously fascinated by the Kennedys but as an American of a certain age, it is impossible not know more than you need to know about their triumphs and tragedies. However, I didn?t know much about Lee Radziwill so I thought I would give this a try. As the title sta...

    I originally read this in July, then lost my first review when I went to post it. So this is just what I could remember. I found this to be very much to my liking for the most part, as I?ve always enjoyed reading about Jackie and wanted to know more about her family and her sister Le...

    This is a very readable, but not compelling, biography of Jackie Kennedy and her sister Lee Radziwell. It is hardly the author's fault that I found these women less than admirable, but in some ways I was sorry that I read enough about them to dislike both women. Their competitivenes...

    Another Kennedy book? Yes, please. Sign me up--always. I'm always fascinated by sister relationships in general, because I have a sister, and I'm a mom to sisters, and I don't think there's any more special yet complex relationship dynamic in existence. And, of course, the relationship...

    The rendering of these 2 essentially shallow and spoiled sisters is neither good nor bad - it tells the story. it is hard to come away with much admiration for the sisters who life revolved around the pursuit of money and beauty - to the extent that at a White House dinner Jackie instr...

    A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else?Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill?from the authors of Furious Love. When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment,...

    Okay, I am going to be upfront with you and tell you that I am a sucker for books written about Jackie Kennedy. I have admired that woman since I was an 8 year old kid, watching the coverage of JFK?s funeral. Her dignity and beauty just caught me, even back then. It was refreshin...

    3.5/5.0 This was a fascinating book about Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. There was much I already knew about these women, but I also learned things I didn't know. Such as, Jackie was a life long smoker and Lee had an affair with Onassis before Jackie marr...

    I'm curious about the "fabulous Bouvier Sisters" but this book had really nothing much to offer beyond other peoples' reporting, and an interview or two with Lee Radziwill. But it was a quick read, and if you don't know anything about either woman, you might learn something... ...

    These women, I really adore. But this book is full of lazy writing. There is no flow, just a bunch of facts repeated in every paragraph. If you want to know about these fantastic women watch the documentary Jackie: A Tale of two sisters. Very well done and worth it. This book, skip it....

    "The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters" is a biography of Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. Coming of age when Jackie married Onassis I felt I was kinda in the know through the gossip magazines. I felt before reading this book that Lee was always flitting in the very...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book from HarperCollins. This biography hones in on the relationship between Jackie Bouvier Kennedy and her lesser known sister Lee Bouvier. Raised to expect men to bankroll their expensive lifestyle, both women were known for their cult...

    This book wasn?t quite what I was hoping for. I thought it shed a very sordid and often negative light on the sisters. I was looking for the high fashion glitz and glamour but instead found infidelity at every turn. Parts of the book were interesting but my favorite section by far wa...

    Poor little rich girls, but there were some interesting bits in it. ...

    This book is far more sympathetic to Lee than some of the other Bouvier/Kennedy books I?ve read. ...

    It wasn?t biographical. I wouldn?t even feel comfortable calling it non-fiction. There was just too much rumor, and unsubstantiated gossip. These authors felt comfortable saying anything as long as someone else said it first. For the life of me I can?t recall what prompted me to ...

    Being a teenager growing up in the Kennedy's presidential era, I was in awe of the Bouvier Sisters. The theory of Camelot was magical; but the reality was not all as it seemed. Jackie and Lee were human, warts and all. My education of their social society without the Internet was limit...

    If you want a gossipy but thoroughly well-researched and well-told biography, look no further than Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger?s latest collaboration, THE FABULOUS BOUVIER SISTERS. So much has been documented and published about the famous sisters, each having their own jam-pa...

    I don't know why, but I seem to have a fascination with all things Kennedy or Camelot. This is no exception. It is about the two sisters--The Tragic and Glamorous lives of Jackie and Lee. This is a poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represen...

    I received a copy of this book by Harper Collins in exchange for an honest review. Today's post is on The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters: The Tragic and Glamorous Loves of Jackie and Lee by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger. It is 336 pages long and is published by Harper Collins. The co...

    I have this gruesome fascination -- I want to read about people whose lives as so totally different from mine -- royalty, those who are born to great riches, and through various circumstances grow up in that rarified atmosphere where there are always those who serve. I have no interest...

    I have mixed feelings about this biography. I learned more than I knew about either sister, but I still feel i only have a superficial understanding. To be fair, I doubt I'll ever have much understanding of that era, or the people who are so wealthy, and yet always seem to be broke. Th...

  • Carol
    Mar 25, 2019

    I?ve never been enormously fascinated by the Kennedys but as an American of a certain age, it is impossible not know more than you need to know about their triumphs and tragedies. However, I didn?t know much about Lee Radziwill so I thought I would give this a try. As the title sta...

    I originally read this in July, then lost my first review when I went to post it. So this is just what I could remember. I found this to be very much to my liking for the most part, as I?ve always enjoyed reading about Jackie and wanted to know more about her family and her sister Le...

    This is a very readable, but not compelling, biography of Jackie Kennedy and her sister Lee Radziwell. It is hardly the author's fault that I found these women less than admirable, but in some ways I was sorry that I read enough about them to dislike both women. Their competitivenes...

    Another Kennedy book? Yes, please. Sign me up--always. I'm always fascinated by sister relationships in general, because I have a sister, and I'm a mom to sisters, and I don't think there's any more special yet complex relationship dynamic in existence. And, of course, the relationship...

    The rendering of these 2 essentially shallow and spoiled sisters is neither good nor bad - it tells the story. it is hard to come away with much admiration for the sisters who life revolved around the pursuit of money and beauty - to the extent that at a White House dinner Jackie instr...

    A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else?Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill?from the authors of Furious Love. When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment,...

    Okay, I am going to be upfront with you and tell you that I am a sucker for books written about Jackie Kennedy. I have admired that woman since I was an 8 year old kid, watching the coverage of JFK?s funeral. Her dignity and beauty just caught me, even back then. It was refreshin...

    3.5/5.0 This was a fascinating book about Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. There was much I already knew about these women, but I also learned things I didn't know. Such as, Jackie was a life long smoker and Lee had an affair with Onassis before Jackie marr...

    I'm curious about the "fabulous Bouvier Sisters" but this book had really nothing much to offer beyond other peoples' reporting, and an interview or two with Lee Radziwill. But it was a quick read, and if you don't know anything about either woman, you might learn something... ...

    These women, I really adore. But this book is full of lazy writing. There is no flow, just a bunch of facts repeated in every paragraph. If you want to know about these fantastic women watch the documentary Jackie: A Tale of two sisters. Very well done and worth it. This book, skip it....

    "The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters" is a biography of Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. Coming of age when Jackie married Onassis I felt I was kinda in the know through the gossip magazines. I felt before reading this book that Lee was always flitting in the very...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book from HarperCollins. This biography hones in on the relationship between Jackie Bouvier Kennedy and her lesser known sister Lee Bouvier. Raised to expect men to bankroll their expensive lifestyle, both women were known for their cult...

    This book wasn?t quite what I was hoping for. I thought it shed a very sordid and often negative light on the sisters. I was looking for the high fashion glitz and glamour but instead found infidelity at every turn. Parts of the book were interesting but my favorite section by far wa...

    Poor little rich girls, but there were some interesting bits in it. ...

    This book is far more sympathetic to Lee than some of the other Bouvier/Kennedy books I?ve read. ...

    It wasn?t biographical. I wouldn?t even feel comfortable calling it non-fiction. There was just too much rumor, and unsubstantiated gossip. These authors felt comfortable saying anything as long as someone else said it first. For the life of me I can?t recall what prompted me to ...

    Being a teenager growing up in the Kennedy's presidential era, I was in awe of the Bouvier Sisters. The theory of Camelot was magical; but the reality was not all as it seemed. Jackie and Lee were human, warts and all. My education of their social society without the Internet was limit...

    If you want a gossipy but thoroughly well-researched and well-told biography, look no further than Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger?s latest collaboration, THE FABULOUS BOUVIER SISTERS. So much has been documented and published about the famous sisters, each having their own jam-pa...

    I don't know why, but I seem to have a fascination with all things Kennedy or Camelot. This is no exception. It is about the two sisters--The Tragic and Glamorous lives of Jackie and Lee. This is a poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represen...

  • Hermien
    Apr 03, 2019

    I?ve never been enormously fascinated by the Kennedys but as an American of a certain age, it is impossible not know more than you need to know about their triumphs and tragedies. However, I didn?t know much about Lee Radziwill so I thought I would give this a try. As the title sta...

    I originally read this in July, then lost my first review when I went to post it. So this is just what I could remember. I found this to be very much to my liking for the most part, as I?ve always enjoyed reading about Jackie and wanted to know more about her family and her sister Le...

    This is a very readable, but not compelling, biography of Jackie Kennedy and her sister Lee Radziwell. It is hardly the author's fault that I found these women less than admirable, but in some ways I was sorry that I read enough about them to dislike both women. Their competitivenes...

    Another Kennedy book? Yes, please. Sign me up--always. I'm always fascinated by sister relationships in general, because I have a sister, and I'm a mom to sisters, and I don't think there's any more special yet complex relationship dynamic in existence. And, of course, the relationship...

    The rendering of these 2 essentially shallow and spoiled sisters is neither good nor bad - it tells the story. it is hard to come away with much admiration for the sisters who life revolved around the pursuit of money and beauty - to the extent that at a White House dinner Jackie instr...

    A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else?Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill?from the authors of Furious Love. When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment,...

    Okay, I am going to be upfront with you and tell you that I am a sucker for books written about Jackie Kennedy. I have admired that woman since I was an 8 year old kid, watching the coverage of JFK?s funeral. Her dignity and beauty just caught me, even back then. It was refreshin...

    3.5/5.0 This was a fascinating book about Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. There was much I already knew about these women, but I also learned things I didn't know. Such as, Jackie was a life long smoker and Lee had an affair with Onassis before Jackie marr...

    I'm curious about the "fabulous Bouvier Sisters" but this book had really nothing much to offer beyond other peoples' reporting, and an interview or two with Lee Radziwill. But it was a quick read, and if you don't know anything about either woman, you might learn something... ...

    These women, I really adore. But this book is full of lazy writing. There is no flow, just a bunch of facts repeated in every paragraph. If you want to know about these fantastic women watch the documentary Jackie: A Tale of two sisters. Very well done and worth it. This book, skip it....

    "The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters" is a biography of Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. Coming of age when Jackie married Onassis I felt I was kinda in the know through the gossip magazines. I felt before reading this book that Lee was always flitting in the very...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book from HarperCollins. This biography hones in on the relationship between Jackie Bouvier Kennedy and her lesser known sister Lee Bouvier. Raised to expect men to bankroll their expensive lifestyle, both women were known for their cult...

    This book wasn?t quite what I was hoping for. I thought it shed a very sordid and often negative light on the sisters. I was looking for the high fashion glitz and glamour but instead found infidelity at every turn. Parts of the book were interesting but my favorite section by far wa...

    Poor little rich girls, but there were some interesting bits in it. ...

  • Lynn
    Aug 22, 2018

    I?ve never been enormously fascinated by the Kennedys but as an American of a certain age, it is impossible not know more than you need to know about their triumphs and tragedies. However, I didn?t know much about Lee Radziwill so I thought I would give this a try. As the title sta...

    I originally read this in July, then lost my first review when I went to post it. So this is just what I could remember. I found this to be very much to my liking for the most part, as I?ve always enjoyed reading about Jackie and wanted to know more about her family and her sister Le...

    This is a very readable, but not compelling, biography of Jackie Kennedy and her sister Lee Radziwell. It is hardly the author's fault that I found these women less than admirable, but in some ways I was sorry that I read enough about them to dislike both women. Their competitivenes...

    Another Kennedy book? Yes, please. Sign me up--always. I'm always fascinated by sister relationships in general, because I have a sister, and I'm a mom to sisters, and I don't think there's any more special yet complex relationship dynamic in existence. And, of course, the relationship...

    The rendering of these 2 essentially shallow and spoiled sisters is neither good nor bad - it tells the story. it is hard to come away with much admiration for the sisters who life revolved around the pursuit of money and beauty - to the extent that at a White House dinner Jackie instr...

    A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else?Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill?from the authors of Furious Love. When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment,...

    Okay, I am going to be upfront with you and tell you that I am a sucker for books written about Jackie Kennedy. I have admired that woman since I was an 8 year old kid, watching the coverage of JFK?s funeral. Her dignity and beauty just caught me, even back then. It was refreshin...

    3.5/5.0 This was a fascinating book about Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. There was much I already knew about these women, but I also learned things I didn't know. Such as, Jackie was a life long smoker and Lee had an affair with Onassis before Jackie marr...

    I'm curious about the "fabulous Bouvier Sisters" but this book had really nothing much to offer beyond other peoples' reporting, and an interview or two with Lee Radziwill. But it was a quick read, and if you don't know anything about either woman, you might learn something... ...

    These women, I really adore. But this book is full of lazy writing. There is no flow, just a bunch of facts repeated in every paragraph. If you want to know about these fantastic women watch the documentary Jackie: A Tale of two sisters. Very well done and worth it. This book, skip it....

    "The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters" is a biography of Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. Coming of age when Jackie married Onassis I felt I was kinda in the know through the gossip magazines. I felt before reading this book that Lee was always flitting in the very...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book from HarperCollins. This biography hones in on the relationship between Jackie Bouvier Kennedy and her lesser known sister Lee Bouvier. Raised to expect men to bankroll their expensive lifestyle, both women were known for their cult...

    This book wasn?t quite what I was hoping for. I thought it shed a very sordid and often negative light on the sisters. I was looking for the high fashion glitz and glamour but instead found infidelity at every turn. Parts of the book were interesting but my favorite section by far wa...

    Poor little rich girls, but there were some interesting bits in it. ...

    This book is far more sympathetic to Lee than some of the other Bouvier/Kennedy books I?ve read. ...

    It wasn?t biographical. I wouldn?t even feel comfortable calling it non-fiction. There was just too much rumor, and unsubstantiated gossip. These authors felt comfortable saying anything as long as someone else said it first. For the life of me I can?t recall what prompted me to ...

    Being a teenager growing up in the Kennedy's presidential era, I was in awe of the Bouvier Sisters. The theory of Camelot was magical; but the reality was not all as it seemed. Jackie and Lee were human, warts and all. My education of their social society without the Internet was limit...

    If you want a gossipy but thoroughly well-researched and well-told biography, look no further than Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger?s latest collaboration, THE FABULOUS BOUVIER SISTERS. So much has been documented and published about the famous sisters, each having their own jam-pa...

    I don't know why, but I seem to have a fascination with all things Kennedy or Camelot. This is no exception. It is about the two sisters--The Tragic and Glamorous lives of Jackie and Lee. This is a poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represen...

    I received a copy of this book by Harper Collins in exchange for an honest review. Today's post is on The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters: The Tragic and Glamorous Loves of Jackie and Lee by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger. It is 336 pages long and is published by Harper Collins. The co...

  • Joanne
    Jul 29, 2018

    I?ve never been enormously fascinated by the Kennedys but as an American of a certain age, it is impossible not know more than you need to know about their triumphs and tragedies. However, I didn?t know much about Lee Radziwill so I thought I would give this a try. As the title sta...

    I originally read this in July, then lost my first review when I went to post it. So this is just what I could remember. I found this to be very much to my liking for the most part, as I?ve always enjoyed reading about Jackie and wanted to know more about her family and her sister Le...

    This is a very readable, but not compelling, biography of Jackie Kennedy and her sister Lee Radziwell. It is hardly the author's fault that I found these women less than admirable, but in some ways I was sorry that I read enough about them to dislike both women. Their competitivenes...

    Another Kennedy book? Yes, please. Sign me up--always. I'm always fascinated by sister relationships in general, because I have a sister, and I'm a mom to sisters, and I don't think there's any more special yet complex relationship dynamic in existence. And, of course, the relationship...

    The rendering of these 2 essentially shallow and spoiled sisters is neither good nor bad - it tells the story. it is hard to come away with much admiration for the sisters who life revolved around the pursuit of money and beauty - to the extent that at a White House dinner Jackie instr...

    A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else?Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill?from the authors of Furious Love. When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment,...

    Okay, I am going to be upfront with you and tell you that I am a sucker for books written about Jackie Kennedy. I have admired that woman since I was an 8 year old kid, watching the coverage of JFK?s funeral. Her dignity and beauty just caught me, even back then. It was refreshin...

    3.5/5.0 This was a fascinating book about Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. There was much I already knew about these women, but I also learned things I didn't know. Such as, Jackie was a life long smoker and Lee had an affair with Onassis before Jackie marr...

    I'm curious about the "fabulous Bouvier Sisters" but this book had really nothing much to offer beyond other peoples' reporting, and an interview or two with Lee Radziwill. But it was a quick read, and if you don't know anything about either woman, you might learn something... ...

    These women, I really adore. But this book is full of lazy writing. There is no flow, just a bunch of facts repeated in every paragraph. If you want to know about these fantastic women watch the documentary Jackie: A Tale of two sisters. Very well done and worth it. This book, skip it....

    "The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters" is a biography of Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. Coming of age when Jackie married Onassis I felt I was kinda in the know through the gossip magazines. I felt before reading this book that Lee was always flitting in the very...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book from HarperCollins. This biography hones in on the relationship between Jackie Bouvier Kennedy and her lesser known sister Lee Bouvier. Raised to expect men to bankroll their expensive lifestyle, both women were known for their cult...

    This book wasn?t quite what I was hoping for. I thought it shed a very sordid and often negative light on the sisters. I was looking for the high fashion glitz and glamour but instead found infidelity at every turn. Parts of the book were interesting but my favorite section by far wa...

    Poor little rich girls, but there were some interesting bits in it. ...

    This book is far more sympathetic to Lee than some of the other Bouvier/Kennedy books I?ve read. ...

    It wasn?t biographical. I wouldn?t even feel comfortable calling it non-fiction. There was just too much rumor, and unsubstantiated gossip. These authors felt comfortable saying anything as long as someone else said it first. For the life of me I can?t recall what prompted me to ...

    Being a teenager growing up in the Kennedy's presidential era, I was in awe of the Bouvier Sisters. The theory of Camelot was magical; but the reality was not all as it seemed. Jackie and Lee were human, warts and all. My education of their social society without the Internet was limit...

  • Valerity (Val)
    Jul 29, 2018

    I?ve never been enormously fascinated by the Kennedys but as an American of a certain age, it is impossible not know more than you need to know about their triumphs and tragedies. However, I didn?t know much about Lee Radziwill so I thought I would give this a try. As the title sta...

    I originally read this in July, then lost my first review when I went to post it. So this is just what I could remember. I found this to be very much to my liking for the most part, as I?ve always enjoyed reading about Jackie and wanted to know more about her family and her sister Le...

  • Jule
    Oct 17, 2018

    I?ve never been enormously fascinated by the Kennedys but as an American of a certain age, it is impossible not know more than you need to know about their triumphs and tragedies. However, I didn?t know much about Lee Radziwill so I thought I would give this a try. As the title sta...

    I originally read this in July, then lost my first review when I went to post it. So this is just what I could remember. I found this to be very much to my liking for the most part, as I?ve always enjoyed reading about Jackie and wanted to know more about her family and her sister Le...

    This is a very readable, but not compelling, biography of Jackie Kennedy and her sister Lee Radziwell. It is hardly the author's fault that I found these women less than admirable, but in some ways I was sorry that I read enough about them to dislike both women. Their competitivenes...

    Another Kennedy book? Yes, please. Sign me up--always. I'm always fascinated by sister relationships in general, because I have a sister, and I'm a mom to sisters, and I don't think there's any more special yet complex relationship dynamic in existence. And, of course, the relationship...

    The rendering of these 2 essentially shallow and spoiled sisters is neither good nor bad - it tells the story. it is hard to come away with much admiration for the sisters who life revolved around the pursuit of money and beauty - to the extent that at a White House dinner Jackie instr...

  • Amelia Poole
    Oct 26, 2018

    I?ve never been enormously fascinated by the Kennedys but as an American of a certain age, it is impossible not know more than you need to know about their triumphs and tragedies. However, I didn?t know much about Lee Radziwill so I thought I would give this a try. As the title sta...

    I originally read this in July, then lost my first review when I went to post it. So this is just what I could remember. I found this to be very much to my liking for the most part, as I?ve always enjoyed reading about Jackie and wanted to know more about her family and her sister Le...

    This is a very readable, but not compelling, biography of Jackie Kennedy and her sister Lee Radziwell. It is hardly the author's fault that I found these women less than admirable, but in some ways I was sorry that I read enough about them to dislike both women. Their competitivenes...

    Another Kennedy book? Yes, please. Sign me up--always. I'm always fascinated by sister relationships in general, because I have a sister, and I'm a mom to sisters, and I don't think there's any more special yet complex relationship dynamic in existence. And, of course, the relationship...

    The rendering of these 2 essentially shallow and spoiled sisters is neither good nor bad - it tells the story. it is hard to come away with much admiration for the sisters who life revolved around the pursuit of money and beauty - to the extent that at a White House dinner Jackie instr...

    A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else?Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill?from the authors of Furious Love. When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment,...

    Okay, I am going to be upfront with you and tell you that I am a sucker for books written about Jackie Kennedy. I have admired that woman since I was an 8 year old kid, watching the coverage of JFK?s funeral. Her dignity and beauty just caught me, even back then. It was refreshin...

    3.5/5.0 This was a fascinating book about Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. There was much I already knew about these women, but I also learned things I didn't know. Such as, Jackie was a life long smoker and Lee had an affair with Onassis before Jackie marr...

    I'm curious about the "fabulous Bouvier Sisters" but this book had really nothing much to offer beyond other peoples' reporting, and an interview or two with Lee Radziwill. But it was a quick read, and if you don't know anything about either woman, you might learn something... ...

    These women, I really adore. But this book is full of lazy writing. There is no flow, just a bunch of facts repeated in every paragraph. If you want to know about these fantastic women watch the documentary Jackie: A Tale of two sisters. Very well done and worth it. This book, skip it....

  • Kathleen Nightingale
    Jan 20, 2019

    I?ve never been enormously fascinated by the Kennedys but as an American of a certain age, it is impossible not know more than you need to know about their triumphs and tragedies. However, I didn?t know much about Lee Radziwill so I thought I would give this a try. As the title sta...

    I originally read this in July, then lost my first review when I went to post it. So this is just what I could remember. I found this to be very much to my liking for the most part, as I?ve always enjoyed reading about Jackie and wanted to know more about her family and her sister Le...

    This is a very readable, but not compelling, biography of Jackie Kennedy and her sister Lee Radziwell. It is hardly the author's fault that I found these women less than admirable, but in some ways I was sorry that I read enough about them to dislike both women. Their competitivenes...

    Another Kennedy book? Yes, please. Sign me up--always. I'm always fascinated by sister relationships in general, because I have a sister, and I'm a mom to sisters, and I don't think there's any more special yet complex relationship dynamic in existence. And, of course, the relationship...

    The rendering of these 2 essentially shallow and spoiled sisters is neither good nor bad - it tells the story. it is hard to come away with much admiration for the sisters who life revolved around the pursuit of money and beauty - to the extent that at a White House dinner Jackie instr...

    A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else?Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill?from the authors of Furious Love. When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment,...

    Okay, I am going to be upfront with you and tell you that I am a sucker for books written about Jackie Kennedy. I have admired that woman since I was an 8 year old kid, watching the coverage of JFK?s funeral. Her dignity and beauty just caught me, even back then. It was refreshin...

    3.5/5.0 This was a fascinating book about Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. There was much I already knew about these women, but I also learned things I didn't know. Such as, Jackie was a life long smoker and Lee had an affair with Onassis before Jackie marr...

    I'm curious about the "fabulous Bouvier Sisters" but this book had really nothing much to offer beyond other peoples' reporting, and an interview or two with Lee Radziwill. But it was a quick read, and if you don't know anything about either woman, you might learn something... ...

    These women, I really adore. But this book is full of lazy writing. There is no flow, just a bunch of facts repeated in every paragraph. If you want to know about these fantastic women watch the documentary Jackie: A Tale of two sisters. Very well done and worth it. This book, skip it....

    "The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters" is a biography of Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. Coming of age when Jackie married Onassis I felt I was kinda in the know through the gossip magazines. I felt before reading this book that Lee was always flitting in the very...

  • Kate Loveton
    Jan 20, 2019

    I?ve never been enormously fascinated by the Kennedys but as an American of a certain age, it is impossible not know more than you need to know about their triumphs and tragedies. However, I didn?t know much about Lee Radziwill so I thought I would give this a try. As the title sta...

    I originally read this in July, then lost my first review when I went to post it. So this is just what I could remember. I found this to be very much to my liking for the most part, as I?ve always enjoyed reading about Jackie and wanted to know more about her family and her sister Le...

    This is a very readable, but not compelling, biography of Jackie Kennedy and her sister Lee Radziwell. It is hardly the author's fault that I found these women less than admirable, but in some ways I was sorry that I read enough about them to dislike both women. Their competitivenes...

    Another Kennedy book? Yes, please. Sign me up--always. I'm always fascinated by sister relationships in general, because I have a sister, and I'm a mom to sisters, and I don't think there's any more special yet complex relationship dynamic in existence. And, of course, the relationship...

    The rendering of these 2 essentially shallow and spoiled sisters is neither good nor bad - it tells the story. it is hard to come away with much admiration for the sisters who life revolved around the pursuit of money and beauty - to the extent that at a White House dinner Jackie instr...

    A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else?Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill?from the authors of Furious Love. When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment,...

    Okay, I am going to be upfront with you and tell you that I am a sucker for books written about Jackie Kennedy. I have admired that woman since I was an 8 year old kid, watching the coverage of JFK?s funeral. Her dignity and beauty just caught me, even back then. It was refreshin...

  • Leah
    Feb 19, 2019

    I?ve never been enormously fascinated by the Kennedys but as an American of a certain age, it is impossible not know more than you need to know about their triumphs and tragedies. However, I didn?t know much about Lee Radziwill so I thought I would give this a try. As the title sta...

    I originally read this in July, then lost my first review when I went to post it. So this is just what I could remember. I found this to be very much to my liking for the most part, as I?ve always enjoyed reading about Jackie and wanted to know more about her family and her sister Le...

    This is a very readable, but not compelling, biography of Jackie Kennedy and her sister Lee Radziwell. It is hardly the author's fault that I found these women less than admirable, but in some ways I was sorry that I read enough about them to dislike both women. Their competitivenes...

    Another Kennedy book? Yes, please. Sign me up--always. I'm always fascinated by sister relationships in general, because I have a sister, and I'm a mom to sisters, and I don't think there's any more special yet complex relationship dynamic in existence. And, of course, the relationship...

    The rendering of these 2 essentially shallow and spoiled sisters is neither good nor bad - it tells the story. it is hard to come away with much admiration for the sisters who life revolved around the pursuit of money and beauty - to the extent that at a White House dinner Jackie instr...

    A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else?Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill?from the authors of Furious Love. When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment,...

    Okay, I am going to be upfront with you and tell you that I am a sucker for books written about Jackie Kennedy. I have admired that woman since I was an 8 year old kid, watching the coverage of JFK?s funeral. Her dignity and beauty just caught me, even back then. It was refreshin...

    3.5/5.0 This was a fascinating book about Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. There was much I already knew about these women, but I also learned things I didn't know. Such as, Jackie was a life long smoker and Lee had an affair with Onassis before Jackie marr...

    I'm curious about the "fabulous Bouvier Sisters" but this book had really nothing much to offer beyond other peoples' reporting, and an interview or two with Lee Radziwill. But it was a quick read, and if you don't know anything about either woman, you might learn something... ...

    These women, I really adore. But this book is full of lazy writing. There is no flow, just a bunch of facts repeated in every paragraph. If you want to know about these fantastic women watch the documentary Jackie: A Tale of two sisters. Very well done and worth it. This book, skip it....

    "The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters" is a biography of Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. Coming of age when Jackie married Onassis I felt I was kinda in the know through the gossip magazines. I felt before reading this book that Lee was always flitting in the very...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book from HarperCollins. This biography hones in on the relationship between Jackie Bouvier Kennedy and her lesser known sister Lee Bouvier. Raised to expect men to bankroll their expensive lifestyle, both women were known for their cult...

    This book wasn?t quite what I was hoping for. I thought it shed a very sordid and often negative light on the sisters. I was looking for the high fashion glitz and glamour but instead found infidelity at every turn. Parts of the book were interesting but my favorite section by far wa...

    Poor little rich girls, but there were some interesting bits in it. ...

    This book is far more sympathetic to Lee than some of the other Bouvier/Kennedy books I?ve read. ...

    It wasn?t biographical. I wouldn?t even feel comfortable calling it non-fiction. There was just too much rumor, and unsubstantiated gossip. These authors felt comfortable saying anything as long as someone else said it first. For the life of me I can?t recall what prompted me to ...

    Being a teenager growing up in the Kennedy's presidential era, I was in awe of the Bouvier Sisters. The theory of Camelot was magical; but the reality was not all as it seemed. Jackie and Lee were human, warts and all. My education of their social society without the Internet was limit...

    If you want a gossipy but thoroughly well-researched and well-told biography, look no further than Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger?s latest collaboration, THE FABULOUS BOUVIER SISTERS. So much has been documented and published about the famous sisters, each having their own jam-pa...

    I don't know why, but I seem to have a fascination with all things Kennedy or Camelot. This is no exception. It is about the two sisters--The Tragic and Glamorous lives of Jackie and Lee. This is a poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represen...

    I received a copy of this book by Harper Collins in exchange for an honest review. Today's post is on The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters: The Tragic and Glamorous Loves of Jackie and Lee by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger. It is 336 pages long and is published by Harper Collins. The co...

    I have this gruesome fascination -- I want to read about people whose lives as so totally different from mine -- royalty, those who are born to great riches, and through various circumstances grow up in that rarified atmosphere where there are always those who serve. I have no interest...

    I have mixed feelings about this biography. I learned more than I knew about either sister, but I still feel i only have a superficial understanding. To be fair, I doubt I'll ever have much understanding of that era, or the people who are so wealthy, and yet always seem to be broke. Th...

    This is a terrific book! Yes, a cliche, but I couldn?t put it down. The authors are excellent writers and they have a fresh angle?we know a lot about Jackie, what about her sister Lee? Here is a book about the same events of Jackie Kennedy?s life, but from her sisters point of vi...

    No pathos, lots of repetition There are two basic themes in this book. The first (which is hammered nearly to death): Jackie was always in the limelight, though she didn?t care to be or try to be, and Lee was not, though she always wanted to be and always tried to be. The second (...

    I found this book to be a very dry compilation of other books and magazine articles. It seems the authors had a couple of interviews with Lee, but apparently they didn't get a lot of info from her. The book starts off with a quote from Jackie's will, and I expected the book would finis...

    I was mesmerized by Jackie Kennedy when I was a child. I still remember being in 4th grade when JFK was killed, and I was glued to the television during the funeral and everything that led up to it. I thought she was the most mysterious, glamourous person ever, looking so beautiful and...

    This is a strong undertaking to examine the lives and loves and wealth amassing of the sisters Jackie and Lee - father was Bouvier and stepfather was Auchincloss. Jackie's life is told to us from her childhood until her death at 1040 Fifth Ave NYC from lymphoma in her 60s. Lee's life i...

    "The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters" is a popular biography of Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. What's good about it is that the book does give life to a character mentioned, but not typically discussed, in all of the Kennedy biographies--Lee Bouvier. In addition...

    This was an interesting book, although most of what she mentions, other than the "big maybe" about Lee sleeping with JFK- has been thoroughly hashed elsewhere. If that is in fact true- and the fact that Lee has not made a public statement that it is not, is interesting, than Lee has go...

  • Tammy
    Feb 19, 2019

    I?ve never been enormously fascinated by the Kennedys but as an American of a certain age, it is impossible not know more than you need to know about their triumphs and tragedies. However, I didn?t know much about Lee Radziwill so I thought I would give this a try. As the title sta...

    I originally read this in July, then lost my first review when I went to post it. So this is just what I could remember. I found this to be very much to my liking for the most part, as I?ve always enjoyed reading about Jackie and wanted to know more about her family and her sister Le...

    This is a very readable, but not compelling, biography of Jackie Kennedy and her sister Lee Radziwell. It is hardly the author's fault that I found these women less than admirable, but in some ways I was sorry that I read enough about them to dislike both women. Their competitivenes...

    Another Kennedy book? Yes, please. Sign me up--always. I'm always fascinated by sister relationships in general, because I have a sister, and I'm a mom to sisters, and I don't think there's any more special yet complex relationship dynamic in existence. And, of course, the relationship...

    The rendering of these 2 essentially shallow and spoiled sisters is neither good nor bad - it tells the story. it is hard to come away with much admiration for the sisters who life revolved around the pursuit of money and beauty - to the extent that at a White House dinner Jackie instr...

    A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else?Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill?from the authors of Furious Love. When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment,...

    Okay, I am going to be upfront with you and tell you that I am a sucker for books written about Jackie Kennedy. I have admired that woman since I was an 8 year old kid, watching the coverage of JFK?s funeral. Her dignity and beauty just caught me, even back then. It was refreshin...

    3.5/5.0 This was a fascinating book about Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. There was much I already knew about these women, but I also learned things I didn't know. Such as, Jackie was a life long smoker and Lee had an affair with Onassis before Jackie marr...

    I'm curious about the "fabulous Bouvier Sisters" but this book had really nothing much to offer beyond other peoples' reporting, and an interview or two with Lee Radziwill. But it was a quick read, and if you don't know anything about either woman, you might learn something... ...

    These women, I really adore. But this book is full of lazy writing. There is no flow, just a bunch of facts repeated in every paragraph. If you want to know about these fantastic women watch the documentary Jackie: A Tale of two sisters. Very well done and worth it. This book, skip it....

    "The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters" is a biography of Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. Coming of age when Jackie married Onassis I felt I was kinda in the know through the gossip magazines. I felt before reading this book that Lee was always flitting in the very...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book from HarperCollins. This biography hones in on the relationship between Jackie Bouvier Kennedy and her lesser known sister Lee Bouvier. Raised to expect men to bankroll their expensive lifestyle, both women were known for their cult...

    This book wasn?t quite what I was hoping for. I thought it shed a very sordid and often negative light on the sisters. I was looking for the high fashion glitz and glamour but instead found infidelity at every turn. Parts of the book were interesting but my favorite section by far wa...

    Poor little rich girls, but there were some interesting bits in it. ...

    This book is far more sympathetic to Lee than some of the other Bouvier/Kennedy books I?ve read. ...

    It wasn?t biographical. I wouldn?t even feel comfortable calling it non-fiction. There was just too much rumor, and unsubstantiated gossip. These authors felt comfortable saying anything as long as someone else said it first. For the life of me I can?t recall what prompted me to ...

    Being a teenager growing up in the Kennedy's presidential era, I was in awe of the Bouvier Sisters. The theory of Camelot was magical; but the reality was not all as it seemed. Jackie and Lee were human, warts and all. My education of their social society without the Internet was limit...

    If you want a gossipy but thoroughly well-researched and well-told biography, look no further than Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger?s latest collaboration, THE FABULOUS BOUVIER SISTERS. So much has been documented and published about the famous sisters, each having their own jam-pa...

    I don't know why, but I seem to have a fascination with all things Kennedy or Camelot. This is no exception. It is about the two sisters--The Tragic and Glamorous lives of Jackie and Lee. This is a poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represen...

    I received a copy of this book by Harper Collins in exchange for an honest review. Today's post is on The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters: The Tragic and Glamorous Loves of Jackie and Lee by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger. It is 336 pages long and is published by Harper Collins. The co...

    I have this gruesome fascination -- I want to read about people whose lives as so totally different from mine -- royalty, those who are born to great riches, and through various circumstances grow up in that rarified atmosphere where there are always those who serve. I have no interest...

    I have mixed feelings about this biography. I learned more than I knew about either sister, but I still feel i only have a superficial understanding. To be fair, I doubt I'll ever have much understanding of that era, or the people who are so wealthy, and yet always seem to be broke. Th...

    This is a terrific book! Yes, a cliche, but I couldn?t put it down. The authors are excellent writers and they have a fresh angle?we know a lot about Jackie, what about her sister Lee? Here is a book about the same events of Jackie Kennedy?s life, but from her sisters point of vi...

    No pathos, lots of repetition There are two basic themes in this book. The first (which is hammered nearly to death): Jackie was always in the limelight, though she didn?t care to be or try to be, and Lee was not, though she always wanted to be and always tried to be. The second (...

    I found this book to be a very dry compilation of other books and magazine articles. It seems the authors had a couple of interviews with Lee, but apparently they didn't get a lot of info from her. The book starts off with a quote from Jackie's will, and I expected the book would finis...

  • Judy G
    Oct 24, 2018

    I?ve never been enormously fascinated by the Kennedys but as an American of a certain age, it is impossible not know more than you need to know about their triumphs and tragedies. However, I didn?t know much about Lee Radziwill so I thought I would give this a try. As the title sta...

    I originally read this in July, then lost my first review when I went to post it. So this is just what I could remember. I found this to be very much to my liking for the most part, as I?ve always enjoyed reading about Jackie and wanted to know more about her family and her sister Le...

    This is a very readable, but not compelling, biography of Jackie Kennedy and her sister Lee Radziwell. It is hardly the author's fault that I found these women less than admirable, but in some ways I was sorry that I read enough about them to dislike both women. Their competitivenes...

    Another Kennedy book? Yes, please. Sign me up--always. I'm always fascinated by sister relationships in general, because I have a sister, and I'm a mom to sisters, and I don't think there's any more special yet complex relationship dynamic in existence. And, of course, the relationship...

    The rendering of these 2 essentially shallow and spoiled sisters is neither good nor bad - it tells the story. it is hard to come away with much admiration for the sisters who life revolved around the pursuit of money and beauty - to the extent that at a White House dinner Jackie instr...

    A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else?Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill?from the authors of Furious Love. When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment,...

    Okay, I am going to be upfront with you and tell you that I am a sucker for books written about Jackie Kennedy. I have admired that woman since I was an 8 year old kid, watching the coverage of JFK?s funeral. Her dignity and beauty just caught me, even back then. It was refreshin...

    3.5/5.0 This was a fascinating book about Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. There was much I already knew about these women, but I also learned things I didn't know. Such as, Jackie was a life long smoker and Lee had an affair with Onassis before Jackie marr...

    I'm curious about the "fabulous Bouvier Sisters" but this book had really nothing much to offer beyond other peoples' reporting, and an interview or two with Lee Radziwill. But it was a quick read, and if you don't know anything about either woman, you might learn something... ...

    These women, I really adore. But this book is full of lazy writing. There is no flow, just a bunch of facts repeated in every paragraph. If you want to know about these fantastic women watch the documentary Jackie: A Tale of two sisters. Very well done and worth it. This book, skip it....

    "The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters" is a biography of Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. Coming of age when Jackie married Onassis I felt I was kinda in the know through the gossip magazines. I felt before reading this book that Lee was always flitting in the very...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book from HarperCollins. This biography hones in on the relationship between Jackie Bouvier Kennedy and her lesser known sister Lee Bouvier. Raised to expect men to bankroll their expensive lifestyle, both women were known for their cult...

    This book wasn?t quite what I was hoping for. I thought it shed a very sordid and often negative light on the sisters. I was looking for the high fashion glitz and glamour but instead found infidelity at every turn. Parts of the book were interesting but my favorite section by far wa...

    Poor little rich girls, but there were some interesting bits in it. ...

    This book is far more sympathetic to Lee than some of the other Bouvier/Kennedy books I?ve read. ...

    It wasn?t biographical. I wouldn?t even feel comfortable calling it non-fiction. There was just too much rumor, and unsubstantiated gossip. These authors felt comfortable saying anything as long as someone else said it first. For the life of me I can?t recall what prompted me to ...

    Being a teenager growing up in the Kennedy's presidential era, I was in awe of the Bouvier Sisters. The theory of Camelot was magical; but the reality was not all as it seemed. Jackie and Lee were human, warts and all. My education of their social society without the Internet was limit...

    If you want a gossipy but thoroughly well-researched and well-told biography, look no further than Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger?s latest collaboration, THE FABULOUS BOUVIER SISTERS. So much has been documented and published about the famous sisters, each having their own jam-pa...

    I don't know why, but I seem to have a fascination with all things Kennedy or Camelot. This is no exception. It is about the two sisters--The Tragic and Glamorous lives of Jackie and Lee. This is a poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represen...

    I received a copy of this book by Harper Collins in exchange for an honest review. Today's post is on The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters: The Tragic and Glamorous Loves of Jackie and Lee by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger. It is 336 pages long and is published by Harper Collins. The co...

    I have this gruesome fascination -- I want to read about people whose lives as so totally different from mine -- royalty, those who are born to great riches, and through various circumstances grow up in that rarified atmosphere where there are always those who serve. I have no interest...

    I have mixed feelings about this biography. I learned more than I knew about either sister, but I still feel i only have a superficial understanding. To be fair, I doubt I'll ever have much understanding of that era, or the people who are so wealthy, and yet always seem to be broke. Th...

    This is a terrific book! Yes, a cliche, but I couldn?t put it down. The authors are excellent writers and they have a fresh angle?we know a lot about Jackie, what about her sister Lee? Here is a book about the same events of Jackie Kennedy?s life, but from her sisters point of vi...

    No pathos, lots of repetition There are two basic themes in this book. The first (which is hammered nearly to death): Jackie was always in the limelight, though she didn?t care to be or try to be, and Lee was not, though she always wanted to be and always tried to be. The second (...

    I found this book to be a very dry compilation of other books and magazine articles. It seems the authors had a couple of interviews with Lee, but apparently they didn't get a lot of info from her. The book starts off with a quote from Jackie's will, and I expected the book would finis...

    I was mesmerized by Jackie Kennedy when I was a child. I still remember being in 4th grade when JFK was killed, and I was glued to the television during the funeral and everything that led up to it. I thought she was the most mysterious, glamourous person ever, looking so beautiful and...

    This is a strong undertaking to examine the lives and loves and wealth amassing of the sisters Jackie and Lee - father was Bouvier and stepfather was Auchincloss. Jackie's life is told to us from her childhood until her death at 1040 Fifth Ave NYC from lymphoma in her 60s. Lee's life i...

  • Leah
    Mar 31, 2019

    I?ve never been enormously fascinated by the Kennedys but as an American of a certain age, it is impossible not know more than you need to know about their triumphs and tragedies. However, I didn?t know much about Lee Radziwill so I thought I would give this a try. As the title sta...

    I originally read this in July, then lost my first review when I went to post it. So this is just what I could remember. I found this to be very much to my liking for the most part, as I?ve always enjoyed reading about Jackie and wanted to know more about her family and her sister Le...

    This is a very readable, but not compelling, biography of Jackie Kennedy and her sister Lee Radziwell. It is hardly the author's fault that I found these women less than admirable, but in some ways I was sorry that I read enough about them to dislike both women. Their competitivenes...

    Another Kennedy book? Yes, please. Sign me up--always. I'm always fascinated by sister relationships in general, because I have a sister, and I'm a mom to sisters, and I don't think there's any more special yet complex relationship dynamic in existence. And, of course, the relationship...

    The rendering of these 2 essentially shallow and spoiled sisters is neither good nor bad - it tells the story. it is hard to come away with much admiration for the sisters who life revolved around the pursuit of money and beauty - to the extent that at a White House dinner Jackie instr...

    A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else?Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill?from the authors of Furious Love. When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment,...

    Okay, I am going to be upfront with you and tell you that I am a sucker for books written about Jackie Kennedy. I have admired that woman since I was an 8 year old kid, watching the coverage of JFK?s funeral. Her dignity and beauty just caught me, even back then. It was refreshin...

    3.5/5.0 This was a fascinating book about Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. There was much I already knew about these women, but I also learned things I didn't know. Such as, Jackie was a life long smoker and Lee had an affair with Onassis before Jackie marr...

    I'm curious about the "fabulous Bouvier Sisters" but this book had really nothing much to offer beyond other peoples' reporting, and an interview or two with Lee Radziwill. But it was a quick read, and if you don't know anything about either woman, you might learn something... ...

    These women, I really adore. But this book is full of lazy writing. There is no flow, just a bunch of facts repeated in every paragraph. If you want to know about these fantastic women watch the documentary Jackie: A Tale of two sisters. Very well done and worth it. This book, skip it....

    "The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters" is a biography of Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. Coming of age when Jackie married Onassis I felt I was kinda in the know through the gossip magazines. I felt before reading this book that Lee was always flitting in the very...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book from HarperCollins. This biography hones in on the relationship between Jackie Bouvier Kennedy and her lesser known sister Lee Bouvier. Raised to expect men to bankroll their expensive lifestyle, both women were known for their cult...

    This book wasn?t quite what I was hoping for. I thought it shed a very sordid and often negative light on the sisters. I was looking for the high fashion glitz and glamour but instead found infidelity at every turn. Parts of the book were interesting but my favorite section by far wa...

    Poor little rich girls, but there were some interesting bits in it. ...

    This book is far more sympathetic to Lee than some of the other Bouvier/Kennedy books I?ve read. ...

    It wasn?t biographical. I wouldn?t even feel comfortable calling it non-fiction. There was just too much rumor, and unsubstantiated gossip. These authors felt comfortable saying anything as long as someone else said it first. For the life of me I can?t recall what prompted me to ...

    Being a teenager growing up in the Kennedy's presidential era, I was in awe of the Bouvier Sisters. The theory of Camelot was magical; but the reality was not all as it seemed. Jackie and Lee were human, warts and all. My education of their social society without the Internet was limit...

    If you want a gossipy but thoroughly well-researched and well-told biography, look no further than Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger?s latest collaboration, THE FABULOUS BOUVIER SISTERS. So much has been documented and published about the famous sisters, each having their own jam-pa...

    I don't know why, but I seem to have a fascination with all things Kennedy or Camelot. This is no exception. It is about the two sisters--The Tragic and Glamorous lives of Jackie and Lee. This is a poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represen...

    I received a copy of this book by Harper Collins in exchange for an honest review. Today's post is on The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters: The Tragic and Glamorous Loves of Jackie and Lee by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger. It is 336 pages long and is published by Harper Collins. The co...

    I have this gruesome fascination -- I want to read about people whose lives as so totally different from mine -- royalty, those who are born to great riches, and through various circumstances grow up in that rarified atmosphere where there are always those who serve. I have no interest...

    I have mixed feelings about this biography. I learned more than I knew about either sister, but I still feel i only have a superficial understanding. To be fair, I doubt I'll ever have much understanding of that era, or the people who are so wealthy, and yet always seem to be broke. Th...

    This is a terrific book! Yes, a cliche, but I couldn?t put it down. The authors are excellent writers and they have a fresh angle?we know a lot about Jackie, what about her sister Lee? Here is a book about the same events of Jackie Kennedy?s life, but from her sisters point of vi...

  • Tammy
    Aug 23, 2018

    I?ve never been enormously fascinated by the Kennedys but as an American of a certain age, it is impossible not know more than you need to know about their triumphs and tragedies. However, I didn?t know much about Lee Radziwill so I thought I would give this a try. As the title sta...

  • Linda Goodman
    Dec 23, 2018

    I?ve never been enormously fascinated by the Kennedys but as an American of a certain age, it is impossible not know more than you need to know about their triumphs and tragedies. However, I didn?t know much about Lee Radziwill so I thought I would give this a try. As the title sta...

    I originally read this in July, then lost my first review when I went to post it. So this is just what I could remember. I found this to be very much to my liking for the most part, as I?ve always enjoyed reading about Jackie and wanted to know more about her family and her sister Le...

    This is a very readable, but not compelling, biography of Jackie Kennedy and her sister Lee Radziwell. It is hardly the author's fault that I found these women less than admirable, but in some ways I was sorry that I read enough about them to dislike both women. Their competitivenes...

    Another Kennedy book? Yes, please. Sign me up--always. I'm always fascinated by sister relationships in general, because I have a sister, and I'm a mom to sisters, and I don't think there's any more special yet complex relationship dynamic in existence. And, of course, the relationship...

    The rendering of these 2 essentially shallow and spoiled sisters is neither good nor bad - it tells the story. it is hard to come away with much admiration for the sisters who life revolved around the pursuit of money and beauty - to the extent that at a White House dinner Jackie instr...

    A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else?Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill?from the authors of Furious Love. When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment,...

    Okay, I am going to be upfront with you and tell you that I am a sucker for books written about Jackie Kennedy. I have admired that woman since I was an 8 year old kid, watching the coverage of JFK?s funeral. Her dignity and beauty just caught me, even back then. It was refreshin...

    3.5/5.0 This was a fascinating book about Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. There was much I already knew about these women, but I also learned things I didn't know. Such as, Jackie was a life long smoker and Lee had an affair with Onassis before Jackie marr...

  • Sue Emanuel
    Mar 14, 2019

    I?ve never been enormously fascinated by the Kennedys but as an American of a certain age, it is impossible not know more than you need to know about their triumphs and tragedies. However, I didn?t know much about Lee Radziwill so I thought I would give this a try. As the title sta...

    I originally read this in July, then lost my first review when I went to post it. So this is just what I could remember. I found this to be very much to my liking for the most part, as I?ve always enjoyed reading about Jackie and wanted to know more about her family and her sister Le...

    This is a very readable, but not compelling, biography of Jackie Kennedy and her sister Lee Radziwell. It is hardly the author's fault that I found these women less than admirable, but in some ways I was sorry that I read enough about them to dislike both women. Their competitivenes...

    Another Kennedy book? Yes, please. Sign me up--always. I'm always fascinated by sister relationships in general, because I have a sister, and I'm a mom to sisters, and I don't think there's any more special yet complex relationship dynamic in existence. And, of course, the relationship...

    The rendering of these 2 essentially shallow and spoiled sisters is neither good nor bad - it tells the story. it is hard to come away with much admiration for the sisters who life revolved around the pursuit of money and beauty - to the extent that at a White House dinner Jackie instr...

    A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else?Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill?from the authors of Furious Love. When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment,...

    Okay, I am going to be upfront with you and tell you that I am a sucker for books written about Jackie Kennedy. I have admired that woman since I was an 8 year old kid, watching the coverage of JFK?s funeral. Her dignity and beauty just caught me, even back then. It was refreshin...

    3.5/5.0 This was a fascinating book about Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. There was much I already knew about these women, but I also learned things I didn't know. Such as, Jackie was a life long smoker and Lee had an affair with Onassis before Jackie marr...

    I'm curious about the "fabulous Bouvier Sisters" but this book had really nothing much to offer beyond other peoples' reporting, and an interview or two with Lee Radziwill. But it was a quick read, and if you don't know anything about either woman, you might learn something... ...

    These women, I really adore. But this book is full of lazy writing. There is no flow, just a bunch of facts repeated in every paragraph. If you want to know about these fantastic women watch the documentary Jackie: A Tale of two sisters. Very well done and worth it. This book, skip it....

    "The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters" is a biography of Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. Coming of age when Jackie married Onassis I felt I was kinda in the know through the gossip magazines. I felt before reading this book that Lee was always flitting in the very...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book from HarperCollins. This biography hones in on the relationship between Jackie Bouvier Kennedy and her lesser known sister Lee Bouvier. Raised to expect men to bankroll their expensive lifestyle, both women were known for their cult...

    This book wasn?t quite what I was hoping for. I thought it shed a very sordid and often negative light on the sisters. I was looking for the high fashion glitz and glamour but instead found infidelity at every turn. Parts of the book were interesting but my favorite section by far wa...

    Poor little rich girls, but there were some interesting bits in it. ...

    This book is far more sympathetic to Lee than some of the other Bouvier/Kennedy books I?ve read. ...

    It wasn?t biographical. I wouldn?t even feel comfortable calling it non-fiction. There was just too much rumor, and unsubstantiated gossip. These authors felt comfortable saying anything as long as someone else said it first. For the life of me I can?t recall what prompted me to ...

    Being a teenager growing up in the Kennedy's presidential era, I was in awe of the Bouvier Sisters. The theory of Camelot was magical; but the reality was not all as it seemed. Jackie and Lee were human, warts and all. My education of their social society without the Internet was limit...

    If you want a gossipy but thoroughly well-researched and well-told biography, look no further than Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger?s latest collaboration, THE FABULOUS BOUVIER SISTERS. So much has been documented and published about the famous sisters, each having their own jam-pa...

    I don't know why, but I seem to have a fascination with all things Kennedy or Camelot. This is no exception. It is about the two sisters--The Tragic and Glamorous lives of Jackie and Lee. This is a poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represen...

    I received a copy of this book by Harper Collins in exchange for an honest review. Today's post is on The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters: The Tragic and Glamorous Loves of Jackie and Lee by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger. It is 336 pages long and is published by Harper Collins. The co...

    I have this gruesome fascination -- I want to read about people whose lives as so totally different from mine -- royalty, those who are born to great riches, and through various circumstances grow up in that rarified atmosphere where there are always those who serve. I have no interest...

    I have mixed feelings about this biography. I learned more than I knew about either sister, but I still feel i only have a superficial understanding. To be fair, I doubt I'll ever have much understanding of that era, or the people who are so wealthy, and yet always seem to be broke. Th...

    This is a terrific book! Yes, a cliche, but I couldn?t put it down. The authors are excellent writers and they have a fresh angle?we know a lot about Jackie, what about her sister Lee? Here is a book about the same events of Jackie Kennedy?s life, but from her sisters point of vi...

    No pathos, lots of repetition There are two basic themes in this book. The first (which is hammered nearly to death): Jackie was always in the limelight, though she didn?t care to be or try to be, and Lee was not, though she always wanted to be and always tried to be. The second (...

    I found this book to be a very dry compilation of other books and magazine articles. It seems the authors had a couple of interviews with Lee, but apparently they didn't get a lot of info from her. The book starts off with a quote from Jackie's will, and I expected the book would finis...

    I was mesmerized by Jackie Kennedy when I was a child. I still remember being in 4th grade when JFK was killed, and I was glued to the television during the funeral and everything that led up to it. I thought she was the most mysterious, glamourous person ever, looking so beautiful and...

  • Victoria Wood
    Nov 20, 2018

    I?ve never been enormously fascinated by the Kennedys but as an American of a certain age, it is impossible not know more than you need to know about their triumphs and tragedies. However, I didn?t know much about Lee Radziwill so I thought I would give this a try. As the title sta...

    I originally read this in July, then lost my first review when I went to post it. So this is just what I could remember. I found this to be very much to my liking for the most part, as I?ve always enjoyed reading about Jackie and wanted to know more about her family and her sister Le...

    This is a very readable, but not compelling, biography of Jackie Kennedy and her sister Lee Radziwell. It is hardly the author's fault that I found these women less than admirable, but in some ways I was sorry that I read enough about them to dislike both women. Their competitivenes...

    Another Kennedy book? Yes, please. Sign me up--always. I'm always fascinated by sister relationships in general, because I have a sister, and I'm a mom to sisters, and I don't think there's any more special yet complex relationship dynamic in existence. And, of course, the relationship...

    The rendering of these 2 essentially shallow and spoiled sisters is neither good nor bad - it tells the story. it is hard to come away with much admiration for the sisters who life revolved around the pursuit of money and beauty - to the extent that at a White House dinner Jackie instr...

    A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else?Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill?from the authors of Furious Love. When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment,...

    Okay, I am going to be upfront with you and tell you that I am a sucker for books written about Jackie Kennedy. I have admired that woman since I was an 8 year old kid, watching the coverage of JFK?s funeral. Her dignity and beauty just caught me, even back then. It was refreshin...

    3.5/5.0 This was a fascinating book about Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. There was much I already knew about these women, but I also learned things I didn't know. Such as, Jackie was a life long smoker and Lee had an affair with Onassis before Jackie marr...

    I'm curious about the "fabulous Bouvier Sisters" but this book had really nothing much to offer beyond other peoples' reporting, and an interview or two with Lee Radziwill. But it was a quick read, and if you don't know anything about either woman, you might learn something... ...

    These women, I really adore. But this book is full of lazy writing. There is no flow, just a bunch of facts repeated in every paragraph. If you want to know about these fantastic women watch the documentary Jackie: A Tale of two sisters. Very well done and worth it. This book, skip it....

    "The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters" is a biography of Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. Coming of age when Jackie married Onassis I felt I was kinda in the know through the gossip magazines. I felt before reading this book that Lee was always flitting in the very...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book from HarperCollins. This biography hones in on the relationship between Jackie Bouvier Kennedy and her lesser known sister Lee Bouvier. Raised to expect men to bankroll their expensive lifestyle, both women were known for their cult...

    This book wasn?t quite what I was hoping for. I thought it shed a very sordid and often negative light on the sisters. I was looking for the high fashion glitz and glamour but instead found infidelity at every turn. Parts of the book were interesting but my favorite section by far wa...

    Poor little rich girls, but there were some interesting bits in it. ...

    This book is far more sympathetic to Lee than some of the other Bouvier/Kennedy books I?ve read. ...

    It wasn?t biographical. I wouldn?t even feel comfortable calling it non-fiction. There was just too much rumor, and unsubstantiated gossip. These authors felt comfortable saying anything as long as someone else said it first. For the life of me I can?t recall what prompted me to ...

    Being a teenager growing up in the Kennedy's presidential era, I was in awe of the Bouvier Sisters. The theory of Camelot was magical; but the reality was not all as it seemed. Jackie and Lee were human, warts and all. My education of their social society without the Internet was limit...

    If you want a gossipy but thoroughly well-researched and well-told biography, look no further than Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger?s latest collaboration, THE FABULOUS BOUVIER SISTERS. So much has been documented and published about the famous sisters, each having their own jam-pa...

    I don't know why, but I seem to have a fascination with all things Kennedy or Camelot. This is no exception. It is about the two sisters--The Tragic and Glamorous lives of Jackie and Lee. This is a poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represen...

    I received a copy of this book by Harper Collins in exchange for an honest review. Today's post is on The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters: The Tragic and Glamorous Loves of Jackie and Lee by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger. It is 336 pages long and is published by Harper Collins. The co...

    I have this gruesome fascination -- I want to read about people whose lives as so totally different from mine -- royalty, those who are born to great riches, and through various circumstances grow up in that rarified atmosphere where there are always those who serve. I have no interest...

    I have mixed feelings about this biography. I learned more than I knew about either sister, but I still feel i only have a superficial understanding. To be fair, I doubt I'll ever have much understanding of that era, or the people who are so wealthy, and yet always seem to be broke. Th...

    This is a terrific book! Yes, a cliche, but I couldn?t put it down. The authors are excellent writers and they have a fresh angle?we know a lot about Jackie, what about her sister Lee? Here is a book about the same events of Jackie Kennedy?s life, but from her sisters point of vi...

    No pathos, lots of repetition There are two basic themes in this book. The first (which is hammered nearly to death): Jackie was always in the limelight, though she didn?t care to be or try to be, and Lee was not, though she always wanted to be and always tried to be. The second (...

    I found this book to be a very dry compilation of other books and magazine articles. It seems the authors had a couple of interviews with Lee, but apparently they didn't get a lot of info from her. The book starts off with a quote from Jackie's will, and I expected the book would finis...

    I was mesmerized by Jackie Kennedy when I was a child. I still remember being in 4th grade when JFK was killed, and I was glued to the television during the funeral and everything that led up to it. I thought she was the most mysterious, glamourous person ever, looking so beautiful and...

    This is a strong undertaking to examine the lives and loves and wealth amassing of the sisters Jackie and Lee - father was Bouvier and stepfather was Auchincloss. Jackie's life is told to us from her childhood until her death at 1040 Fifth Ave NYC from lymphoma in her 60s. Lee's life i...

    "The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters" is a popular biography of Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. What's good about it is that the book does give life to a character mentioned, but not typically discussed, in all of the Kennedy biographies--Lee Bouvier. In addition...

    This was an interesting book, although most of what she mentions, other than the "big maybe" about Lee sleeping with JFK- has been thoroughly hashed elsewhere. If that is in fact true- and the fact that Lee has not made a public statement that it is not, is interesting, than Lee has go...

    Full Overview, Review and Commentary over on my blog - https://girlwithnoselfie.com/the-fabu... "Living in a fairy tale can be hell ? don?t people know that? -Lee. THE FABULOUS BOUVIER SISTERS is a dual biography of two of the world?s most famous sisters. I loved genuinel...

  • Liz Pardey
    Nov 16, 2018

    I?ve never been enormously fascinated by the Kennedys but as an American of a certain age, it is impossible not know more than you need to know about their triumphs and tragedies. However, I didn?t know much about Lee Radziwill so I thought I would give this a try. As the title sta...

    I originally read this in July, then lost my first review when I went to post it. So this is just what I could remember. I found this to be very much to my liking for the most part, as I?ve always enjoyed reading about Jackie and wanted to know more about her family and her sister Le...

    This is a very readable, but not compelling, biography of Jackie Kennedy and her sister Lee Radziwell. It is hardly the author's fault that I found these women less than admirable, but in some ways I was sorry that I read enough about them to dislike both women. Their competitivenes...

    Another Kennedy book? Yes, please. Sign me up--always. I'm always fascinated by sister relationships in general, because I have a sister, and I'm a mom to sisters, and I don't think there's any more special yet complex relationship dynamic in existence. And, of course, the relationship...

    The rendering of these 2 essentially shallow and spoiled sisters is neither good nor bad - it tells the story. it is hard to come away with much admiration for the sisters who life revolved around the pursuit of money and beauty - to the extent that at a White House dinner Jackie instr...

    A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else?Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill?from the authors of Furious Love. When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment,...

    Okay, I am going to be upfront with you and tell you that I am a sucker for books written about Jackie Kennedy. I have admired that woman since I was an 8 year old kid, watching the coverage of JFK?s funeral. Her dignity and beauty just caught me, even back then. It was refreshin...

    3.5/5.0 This was a fascinating book about Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. There was much I already knew about these women, but I also learned things I didn't know. Such as, Jackie was a life long smoker and Lee had an affair with Onassis before Jackie marr...

    I'm curious about the "fabulous Bouvier Sisters" but this book had really nothing much to offer beyond other peoples' reporting, and an interview or two with Lee Radziwill. But it was a quick read, and if you don't know anything about either woman, you might learn something... ...

    These women, I really adore. But this book is full of lazy writing. There is no flow, just a bunch of facts repeated in every paragraph. If you want to know about these fantastic women watch the documentary Jackie: A Tale of two sisters. Very well done and worth it. This book, skip it....

    "The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters" is a biography of Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. Coming of age when Jackie married Onassis I felt I was kinda in the know through the gossip magazines. I felt before reading this book that Lee was always flitting in the very...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book from HarperCollins. This biography hones in on the relationship between Jackie Bouvier Kennedy and her lesser known sister Lee Bouvier. Raised to expect men to bankroll their expensive lifestyle, both women were known for their cult...

    This book wasn?t quite what I was hoping for. I thought it shed a very sordid and often negative light on the sisters. I was looking for the high fashion glitz and glamour but instead found infidelity at every turn. Parts of the book were interesting but my favorite section by far wa...

    Poor little rich girls, but there were some interesting bits in it. ...

    This book is far more sympathetic to Lee than some of the other Bouvier/Kennedy books I?ve read. ...

    It wasn?t biographical. I wouldn?t even feel comfortable calling it non-fiction. There was just too much rumor, and unsubstantiated gossip. These authors felt comfortable saying anything as long as someone else said it first. For the life of me I can?t recall what prompted me to ...

    Being a teenager growing up in the Kennedy's presidential era, I was in awe of the Bouvier Sisters. The theory of Camelot was magical; but the reality was not all as it seemed. Jackie and Lee were human, warts and all. My education of their social society without the Internet was limit...

    If you want a gossipy but thoroughly well-researched and well-told biography, look no further than Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger?s latest collaboration, THE FABULOUS BOUVIER SISTERS. So much has been documented and published about the famous sisters, each having their own jam-pa...

    I don't know why, but I seem to have a fascination with all things Kennedy or Camelot. This is no exception. It is about the two sisters--The Tragic and Glamorous lives of Jackie and Lee. This is a poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represen...

    I received a copy of this book by Harper Collins in exchange for an honest review. Today's post is on The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters: The Tragic and Glamorous Loves of Jackie and Lee by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger. It is 336 pages long and is published by Harper Collins. The co...

    I have this gruesome fascination -- I want to read about people whose lives as so totally different from mine -- royalty, those who are born to great riches, and through various circumstances grow up in that rarified atmosphere where there are always those who serve. I have no interest...

  • Janis
    Apr 16, 2019

    I?ve never been enormously fascinated by the Kennedys but as an American of a certain age, it is impossible not know more than you need to know about their triumphs and tragedies. However, I didn?t know much about Lee Radziwill so I thought I would give this a try. As the title sta...

    I originally read this in July, then lost my first review when I went to post it. So this is just what I could remember. I found this to be very much to my liking for the most part, as I?ve always enjoyed reading about Jackie and wanted to know more about her family and her sister Le...

    This is a very readable, but not compelling, biography of Jackie Kennedy and her sister Lee Radziwell. It is hardly the author's fault that I found these women less than admirable, but in some ways I was sorry that I read enough about them to dislike both women. Their competitivenes...

    Another Kennedy book? Yes, please. Sign me up--always. I'm always fascinated by sister relationships in general, because I have a sister, and I'm a mom to sisters, and I don't think there's any more special yet complex relationship dynamic in existence. And, of course, the relationship...

    The rendering of these 2 essentially shallow and spoiled sisters is neither good nor bad - it tells the story. it is hard to come away with much admiration for the sisters who life revolved around the pursuit of money and beauty - to the extent that at a White House dinner Jackie instr...

    A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else?Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill?from the authors of Furious Love. When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment,...

    Okay, I am going to be upfront with you and tell you that I am a sucker for books written about Jackie Kennedy. I have admired that woman since I was an 8 year old kid, watching the coverage of JFK?s funeral. Her dignity and beauty just caught me, even back then. It was refreshin...

    3.5/5.0 This was a fascinating book about Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. There was much I already knew about these women, but I also learned things I didn't know. Such as, Jackie was a life long smoker and Lee had an affair with Onassis before Jackie marr...

    I'm curious about the "fabulous Bouvier Sisters" but this book had really nothing much to offer beyond other peoples' reporting, and an interview or two with Lee Radziwill. But it was a quick read, and if you don't know anything about either woman, you might learn something... ...

    These women, I really adore. But this book is full of lazy writing. There is no flow, just a bunch of facts repeated in every paragraph. If you want to know about these fantastic women watch the documentary Jackie: A Tale of two sisters. Very well done and worth it. This book, skip it....

    "The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters" is a biography of Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. Coming of age when Jackie married Onassis I felt I was kinda in the know through the gossip magazines. I felt before reading this book that Lee was always flitting in the very...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book from HarperCollins. This biography hones in on the relationship between Jackie Bouvier Kennedy and her lesser known sister Lee Bouvier. Raised to expect men to bankroll their expensive lifestyle, both women were known for their cult...

    This book wasn?t quite what I was hoping for. I thought it shed a very sordid and often negative light on the sisters. I was looking for the high fashion glitz and glamour but instead found infidelity at every turn. Parts of the book were interesting but my favorite section by far wa...

    Poor little rich girls, but there were some interesting bits in it. ...

    This book is far more sympathetic to Lee than some of the other Bouvier/Kennedy books I?ve read. ...

    It wasn?t biographical. I wouldn?t even feel comfortable calling it non-fiction. There was just too much rumor, and unsubstantiated gossip. These authors felt comfortable saying anything as long as someone else said it first. For the life of me I can?t recall what prompted me to ...

    Being a teenager growing up in the Kennedy's presidential era, I was in awe of the Bouvier Sisters. The theory of Camelot was magical; but the reality was not all as it seemed. Jackie and Lee were human, warts and all. My education of their social society without the Internet was limit...

    If you want a gossipy but thoroughly well-researched and well-told biography, look no further than Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger?s latest collaboration, THE FABULOUS BOUVIER SISTERS. So much has been documented and published about the famous sisters, each having their own jam-pa...

    I don't know why, but I seem to have a fascination with all things Kennedy or Camelot. This is no exception. It is about the two sisters--The Tragic and Glamorous lives of Jackie and Lee. This is a poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represen...

    I received a copy of this book by Harper Collins in exchange for an honest review. Today's post is on The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters: The Tragic and Glamorous Loves of Jackie and Lee by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger. It is 336 pages long and is published by Harper Collins. The co...

    I have this gruesome fascination -- I want to read about people whose lives as so totally different from mine -- royalty, those who are born to great riches, and through various circumstances grow up in that rarified atmosphere where there are always those who serve. I have no interest...

    I have mixed feelings about this biography. I learned more than I knew about either sister, but I still feel i only have a superficial understanding. To be fair, I doubt I'll ever have much understanding of that era, or the people who are so wealthy, and yet always seem to be broke. Th...

    This is a terrific book! Yes, a cliche, but I couldn?t put it down. The authors are excellent writers and they have a fresh angle?we know a lot about Jackie, what about her sister Lee? Here is a book about the same events of Jackie Kennedy?s life, but from her sisters point of vi...

    No pathos, lots of repetition There are two basic themes in this book. The first (which is hammered nearly to death): Jackie was always in the limelight, though she didn?t care to be or try to be, and Lee was not, though she always wanted to be and always tried to be. The second (...

  • Bookreporter.com Biography & Memoir
    Oct 26, 2018

    I?ve never been enormously fascinated by the Kennedys but as an American of a certain age, it is impossible not know more than you need to know about their triumphs and tragedies. However, I didn?t know much about Lee Radziwill so I thought I would give this a try. As the title sta...

    I originally read this in July, then lost my first review when I went to post it. So this is just what I could remember. I found this to be very much to my liking for the most part, as I?ve always enjoyed reading about Jackie and wanted to know more about her family and her sister Le...

    This is a very readable, but not compelling, biography of Jackie Kennedy and her sister Lee Radziwell. It is hardly the author's fault that I found these women less than admirable, but in some ways I was sorry that I read enough about them to dislike both women. Their competitivenes...

    Another Kennedy book? Yes, please. Sign me up--always. I'm always fascinated by sister relationships in general, because I have a sister, and I'm a mom to sisters, and I don't think there's any more special yet complex relationship dynamic in existence. And, of course, the relationship...

    The rendering of these 2 essentially shallow and spoiled sisters is neither good nor bad - it tells the story. it is hard to come away with much admiration for the sisters who life revolved around the pursuit of money and beauty - to the extent that at a White House dinner Jackie instr...

    A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else?Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill?from the authors of Furious Love. When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment,...

    Okay, I am going to be upfront with you and tell you that I am a sucker for books written about Jackie Kennedy. I have admired that woman since I was an 8 year old kid, watching the coverage of JFK?s funeral. Her dignity and beauty just caught me, even back then. It was refreshin...

    3.5/5.0 This was a fascinating book about Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. There was much I already knew about these women, but I also learned things I didn't know. Such as, Jackie was a life long smoker and Lee had an affair with Onassis before Jackie marr...

    I'm curious about the "fabulous Bouvier Sisters" but this book had really nothing much to offer beyond other peoples' reporting, and an interview or two with Lee Radziwill. But it was a quick read, and if you don't know anything about either woman, you might learn something... ...

    These women, I really adore. But this book is full of lazy writing. There is no flow, just a bunch of facts repeated in every paragraph. If you want to know about these fantastic women watch the documentary Jackie: A Tale of two sisters. Very well done and worth it. This book, skip it....

    "The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters" is a biography of Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill. Coming of age when Jackie married Onassis I felt I was kinda in the know through the gossip magazines. I felt before reading this book that Lee was always flitting in the very...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book from HarperCollins. This biography hones in on the relationship between Jackie Bouvier Kennedy and her lesser known sister Lee Bouvier. Raised to expect men to bankroll their expensive lifestyle, both women were known for their cult...

    This book wasn?t quite what I was hoping for. I thought it shed a very sordid and often negative light on the sisters. I was looking for the high fashion glitz and glamour but instead found infidelity at every turn. Parts of the book were interesting but my favorite section by far wa...

    Poor little rich girls, but there were some interesting bits in it. ...

    This book is far more sympathetic to Lee than some of the other Bouvier/Kennedy books I?ve read. ...

    It wasn?t biographical. I wouldn?t even feel comfortable calling it non-fiction. There was just too much rumor, and unsubstantiated gossip. These authors felt comfortable saying anything as long as someone else said it first. For the life of me I can?t recall what prompted me to ...

    Being a teenager growing up in the Kennedy's presidential era, I was in awe of the Bouvier Sisters. The theory of Camelot was magical; but the reality was not all as it seemed. Jackie and Lee were human, warts and all. My education of their social society without the Internet was limit...

    If you want a gossipy but thoroughly well-researched and well-told biography, look no further than Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger?s latest collaboration, THE FABULOUS BOUVIER SISTERS. So much has been documented and published about the famous sisters, each having their own jam-pa...