Part love drama, part political commentary, part surrealist theater, part philosophical treatise. These genres kept intersecting one another, sometimes without a clear distinction. To top it off, the narrative was not linear. The author kept jumping forwards and backwards in time, in short chapters that seemed confusing. I found the redeeming value in occasional poignant observations and philosophical pondering of the author.
Interesting story, in-depth research, and compelling narrative, but often repetitive, especially as it relates to the PTSD aspect. This is my first lengthy encounter with Jackie Kennedy, and, although I admire her for her perseverance, I did not find her very inspiring or likable. She comes across as canning and opportunistic. I was hoping for a strength and nobility of character, but I did not find them in this biography. I was more inspired by Catherine the Great. Eliza Foss's narration was excellent.
This was an absolutely delightful book easily read in short chapters, ideal for the daily commute. It's very encouraging and inspiring to learn about other people's creative habits, comparing them to my own. The narrator had a pleasant voice and at the 1 1/4 speed (on Android app) kept me engaged. However, the pronunciation of certain foreign names and nouns was atrocious. In the age of Wikipedia where you can look up the basic pronunciation of everything, it is inexcusable.
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