Tina Cassidy’s New Book, Jackie After O, Debuts Today

May 01, 2012 Beth Monaghan

We are thrilled beyond words for InkHouse’s Tina Cassidy, whose second book, Jackie After O: One Remarkable Year When Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Defied Expectations and Rediscovered Her Dreams, debuts today.

In the book, she takes a look at the year 1975, in which Jackie Kennedy becomes a two-time widow and begins what Tina calls her “third act.” That year, Kennedy embarks on a campaign to save Grand Central Station and becomes a book editor after a long absence from the world of writing.

Tina notes that Kennedy was once a journalist who quit her job the same day that JFK proposed to her. As Tina said, “This was her year to reclaim the person she should have been.” The most important takeaway from the book? Tina told New England Cable News yesterday morning that, “There are ways to have a midlife crisis gracefully, and she shows us how to do that.”

This is Tina’s second book (her first was Birth: The Surprising History of How We are Born). To hear her talk about it in-person, check out her recent appearances on FoxBoston and New England Cable News. You can read more about Tina and both of her books on her website. You can follow her on Twitter @tinacassidy2.

We have had the pleasure and honor of working with Tina here at InkHouse as our chief content officer. She is one of the hardest working people I know, and she brings an unusual steadiness to her work that inspires confidence in her teams and clients alike. We are constantly amazed at her capacity to write informative, inspiring and fascinating books, while somehow maintaining her beautiful family life and giving us everything she has to give.

Tina, our hats are off to you. You inspire us every single day.

Topics: InkHouse News
Beth Monaghan

Since the early days working around her kitchen table, Beth has grown Inkhouse into one of the top independent PR agencies in the country. She’s been named a Top Woman in PR by PR News, a Top 25 Innovator by PRovoke, and an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. Beth designed Inkhouse’s signature Storytelling Workshop to mirror the literary hero’s journey and to unearth the emotional connections that bind an audience to a brand or idea. She also uses narratives to build Inkhouse’s culture, most recently through two books of employee essays, “Hindsight 2020” and “Aren’t We Lucky?”

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