MUSINGS OF A STORY MERCHANT

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Story Merchant Client Clint Hill and Mrs. Kennedy and Me mentioned in Chicago Tribune





AND NOW comes another book which I can't wait to read. In April we'll get "Mrs. Kennedy and Me," from Clint Hill, the secret service man who was the watchdog for the then first lady and climbed on the back of the limo to protect her when JFK was shot.

After 50 years, Clint who has been supremely quiet and always tasteful, will tell his story of four years with Jackie for the very first time. After the assassination, Clint rose in the Secret Service to the very pinnacle. But he remained enthralled by Jackie -- "swept up in the whirlwind of her beauty, her grace, her intelligence, her coy humor, her magnificent composure, and her extraordinary spirit."

This is being published by Gallery Books of Simon and Shuster and will also be available on Amazon Kindle. Maybe Clint Hill will still impress us with candor and feeling. I'm betting he will; he has always been a heroic figure to me.

(E-mail Liz Smith at MES3838@aol.com, or write to her c/o Tribune Media Services, 2225 Kenmore Ave., Suite 114, Buffalo, NY 14207.)

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