Remembered as one of the most influential First Ladies for her iconic style and grace, Jackie Kennedy Onassis is perhaps least known for her later career as a book editor. Following the passing of her second husband Aristotle, Onassis took on a consulting editor position at Viking Press and later Doubleday, where she worked until her death in 1994.

For close to two decades, Jackie collaborated with some of the biggest cultural icons of the day, including Michael Jackson, Diana Vreeland and Carly Simon. Find a selection of the books she worked on below, and further details on how each project came to be over at Vanity Fair.


Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz

The Cartoon History of the Universe by Larry Gonick

Healing and the Mind by Bill Moyers

The Wedding by Dorothy West

Raven’s Bride by Elizabeth Crook

The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers

The Cairo Trilogy: Palace Walk, Palace of DesireSugar Street by Naguib Mahfouz

The Democratic Forest by William Eggleston

Toni Frissell: Photographs, 1933–1967 by Tony Frissell

Moonwalk by Michael Jackson

Allure by Diana Vreeland

The New Tiffany Table Settings, Tiffany Taste, Tiffany’s 150 Years, Tiffany Wedding, Tiffany PartiesThe Tiffany Gourmet Cookbook by John Loring

The Three Golden Keys by Peter Sís

Amy the Dancing Bear, The Boy of the Bells, The Fisherman’s Song & The Nighttime Chauffeur by Carly Simon

(via Penguin Random House & Vanity Fair)

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