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
    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
    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...
  • Bobbee
    Oct 21, 2018
    A long bibliography made me aware that this book is based mostly on research. These women loved money, faithfulness by their husbands wasn't important as as long as they could maintain a lifestyle. Jackie as the First Lady served us well. Lee was the more stylish of the two, Jackie's d...
  • Ginny
    Oct 30, 2018
    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 ...
  • Chrisolu
    Oct 13, 2018
    This book is far more sympathetic to Lee than some of the other Bouvier/Kennedy books I?ve read. ...
  • Krista
    May 11, 2018
    "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...
  • Dona
    Nov 05, 2018
    I would have enjoyed this book much more if I hadn?t read ?Jackie, Janet & Lee: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Janet Auchincloss, and Lee Radziwill -- The Other Side of Camelot? by Randy Taraborrelli this past April. This book was way too similar. I bet when Mr. Taraborrelli pub...
  • Robin
    Nov 11, 2018
    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 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...
  • Mary Alaga
    Nov 02, 2018
    Not a very flattering pictures of this family. Especially Jackie and Lee. Children of divorced and screwed up parents, but children of privileged non the less. It's hard to feel sorry for either one, yet the author writes as if there should be some sympathy for the poor but more tale...
  • Jane
    Nov 07, 2018
    Granted, I will be endlessly intrigued by the life story of these women and their families. This particular piece examines their relationship as sisters, friends, competitors and adversaries, and yet as much as it reveals fascinating intricacies, the mystery looms ever larger. ...
  • Alison
    Jun 03, 2018
    ** I received an advance copy from the publishers**. I?m fascinated with the Kennedys and this account was well researched enough to form what I would believe to be accurate reflections of these women without feeling gossipy or assuming. Some parts dragged in the beginning, but soon ...
  • Lynn
    Aug 22, 2018
    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
    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 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
    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...
  • Chris
    Aug 18, 2018
    Since I lived through the sixties, I knew a great deal about Jackie and a bit about Lee, before reading this book, but learned so much more by reading it. Kashner has thoroughly research the lives of the two sisters and relates their stories in compelling detail. I certainly recommend ...
  • Amy
    Oct 05, 2018
    The title of this biography almost could have been, "The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters and why Lee really was the more interesting, talented, and cultured of the two". It truly did feel like this was the point the authors were trying hard to make in this (mostly) dual biography. I didn't mi...
  • Renée Mee
    Oct 05, 2018
    I really enjoyed this book. I always thought the Camelot myth was too good to be truth. This book really reduces the two sisters,their high society families,the Kennedys to " real flesh and blood people". Insecurity,bred to marry money and have high expectations and the incredible snob...
  • Susan
    Oct 02, 2018
    Another great read. I could read anything about the Bouvier sisters (and pretty much do) and just zipped through this because I couldn't put it down. I even missed my bus yesterday morning because I forgot to look up in time and it pulled out of the stop during one of Lee's many crises...
  • Rho
    Oct 11, 2018
    I usually read everything Kennedy. I have always had great respect for Jackie - her poise, being a great mother. This book looks to a different part of Jackie's life as a Bouvier being a sister - Lee. When I read Jackie, Janet and Lee I realized that Janet raised her children with a l...
  • Lovely Loveday
    Aug 17, 2018
    The Fabulous Bouvier Sistersis a lovely biography of Jackie and Lee.Both women were known for their cultured and European sense of style in both fashion and design, their grace and beauty, and their captivating personalities. A story about two sisters who were close and always ther...
  • Judy G
    Oct 24, 2018
    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...
  • Shanae
    Oct 25, 2018
    Very interesting but intriguing read, makes you feel as if you are at a cafe sipping and reviewing the latest celebrity gossips with your friends. Author does a great job of providing familial and close friend interviews to clear up years of rumors and gossip. At times it does get slow...
  • 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...
  • Barbara
    Oct 22, 2018
    Lots of gossip and presumptive opinions bounce around the pages of this biography of Jackie Kennedy and Lee Radziwill. The sisters did not ever travel in ordinary social circles, and each woman experienced some sibling rivalry that led to abnormal needs for wealth and acceptance. This ...
  • Reggie
    Oct 23, 2018
    The book offered bits and pieces of Bouvier history that were new to me. The story flows but the author seems heavy-handed in continually trying to prove Lee was jealous of Jackie. No surprise there. The details about the death of John, Jr. in a highly preventable accident were heartbr...
  • Kathi Koll
    Oct 31, 2018
    For the most part, I wasn?t surprised by what I read since the lives of Jackie and Lee have been part of American culture for as long as I can remember. That being said - Reading their lives intertwined in one book was a fascinating read and at the same time an interesting study of t...
  • Liz Pardey
    Nov 16, 2018
    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...
  • Bookreporter.com Biography & Memoir
    Oct 26, 2018
    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...