For over five decades, McKeon never spoke publicly of her experience. But now she has written a memoir, Jackie’s Girl: My Life with the Kennedy Family, to be published by Gallery Books in June.
McKeon’s position gave her a close-up view of the real lives behind the headlines — from Jackie’s romance with Greek shipping billionaire Aristotle Onassis and their controversial marriage, to the shattering news of RFK’s assassination in 1968.
Even after McKeon — always referred to as “Jackie’s girl” by her employer’s mother-in-law, Rose Kennedy — left the family’s employment, she stayed close to the Kennedys. Her memoir will also include never-before-seen photos of the famous family.