Celebrities: The Enemy Within

If no man is a hero to his valet, no woman—not even one of the most elegant First Ladies in American history—is a heroine to her secretary. This month, as Jacqueline Kennedy turns 40, her public face has acquired a few wrinkles from a sensational book by Mary Barelli Gallagher, Jackie's former personal secretary.

The first installment of My Life with Jacqueline Kennedy appeared in the July Ladies' Home Journal and caused an immediate furor. Based on Jackie's private memos, letters and financial records, it pictures the Queen of Camelot as vain, petty, self-indulgent, ill-tem pered and neglectful of her...

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