Tina Santi Flaherty Will Share "5 Things You May Not Know About Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis"

April 8, 2016- A woman of confidence and passion, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was widely admired for her ability to cope with the extraordinary public demands and the daunting challenges of her private life. The book What Jackie Taught Us: Lessons from the Remarkable Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, written by Tina Santi Flaherty, sheds little-known details about one of America's most iconic first ladies.

The University of Memphis will celebrate the expanded commemorative edition of the book when Flaherty presents "5 Things You May Not Know About Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis" Thursday, April 28, in the UC Theatre (room 145). The presentation and Q&A will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a book signing.

The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Click here to RSVP online. Parking will be available in the Zach Curlin parking garage. 

With a wealth of wisdom about image and style, courage and vision, men, marriage and motherhood, What Jackie Taught Us also features contributions from notable individuals highlighting the ways in which Jackie's life has influenced them – and society as a whole – over the past several decades.

A UofM alumna, Flaherty is a longtime admirer of Onassis; for many years they lived in the same New York City apartment building. She is well-known as a philanthropist and businesswoman. A former radio and TV broadcaster, Flaherty went on to become the first female vice president of three of the country's largest corporations: Colgate-Palmolive, Grey Advertising and GTE (now Verizon). She serves on the boards of the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Society, the Churchill Centre, the Irish Repertory Theatre and the Animal Medical Center.

Her other books include The Savvy Woman's Success Bible (with Kay Gilman) and Talk Your Way to the Top.

Gabrielle Maxey