A dazzling biography of three of the most glamorous women of the 20th Century: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, her mother Janet Lee Auchincloss, and her sister, Princess Lee Radziwill.
J. Randy Taraboorelli is the author of nearly 20 biographies, most of which have become New York Times bestsellers, including: Call Her Miss Ross, Sinatra-Behind the Legend, Madonna - An Intimate Biography, Jackie, Ethel, Joan - Women of Camelot, Elizabeth, (a biography of Elizabeth Taylor); The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe and After Camelot - A Personal History of the Kennedy Family 1968 to the Present, which has been adapted as a mini-series for Reelz airing in April 2017.
"Riveting...Taraborrelli presents a woman of passion, both
sexual and emotional, whose facade somehow always remains in
place...the magic of Jackie's aura is imperishable to this
day...deliciously readable." --New York Times Book Review"In
this revealing biography, Taraborrelli explores the complicated
relationship between Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, her mother
Janet Lee Auchincloss, and her sister, Princess Lee Radziwill.
Though the two sisters became two of the most idolized women of the
20th century, they struggled with sibling jealousy and constantly
sought 'money and power'--which their mother told them was 'the
secret to happily-ever-after.'" --People magazine, "Best
Books About the Kennedy Family"
"Taraborrelli takes an intimate look at the sisters' complicated relationship with [Aristotle Onassis], and reveals for the first time what really happened when Lee learned her sister was marrying Onassis five years after John F. Kennedy's death." --Harper's Bazaar"Veteran Hollywood biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli, drawing on interviews with family members, reveals how their formidable and hard-nosed mother, Janet Bouvier Auchincloss, sought to mould her daughters in her own ruthlessly mercenary and social-climbing image." --Daily Mail"Meticulously researched...fascinating and absorbing...Taraborrelli captures the glamorous, tragic, seductive and completely absorbing world of the Kennedys and those who married them. With his bite-size chapters, insightful writing and impeccable research, Taraborrelli's Jackie, Janet & Lee is irresistible, intimate and revealing." --Shelf Awareness"Jackie, Janet & Lee traces the fraught relationship between First Lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her rivalrous celebrity sister Lee Radziwill as they dueled for popularity, men, and the approval of their mother Janet Auchincloss...Taraborrelli's gossipy narrative revels in luxurious decor, stunning outfits, and soap-operatic fights in this entertaining saga of how wealthy, fashionable women got that way." --Publishers Weekly
"A narrative about money and the seemingly unlimited power that goes with it...The aura of Camelot lives on in a book for Kennedy completists and those who enjoy tales of the rich and powerful." --Kirkus Reviews"Engrossing...An intimate look into the intertwined lives of the Bouvier, Auchincloss, Kennedy, and Radziwill families. Taraborrelli creates a tabloid-style story of money, power, politics, and family--a voyeuristic look into a world of patrician privilege." --Library Journal