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-in-life 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 Desire & Sugar 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 Three Golden Keys by Peter Sís