Gallery Books to Publish Oral Biography of JFK, Jr.

NEW YORK, January 24, 2024 – Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, will publish JFK, JR.: An Intimate Oral Biography by RoseMarie Terenzio and Liz McNeil, it was announced today.  

JFK, JR. is a compelling and comprehensive look at the real man behind the myth. Sharing many never-before-told stories, insights, and photos, over 150 of Kennedy’s closest friends, confidants, lovers, classmates, and colleagues paint a vivid portrait of one of the most beloved figures of the 20th century, revealing how the boy who saluted his father as his coffin left St. Matthew’s cathedral became the man America came to know and love and who still captures the public’s imagination twenty-five years after his tragic death. 

RoseMarie Terenzio is the New York Times bestselling author of Fairy Tale Interrupted and the former executive assistant to John F. Kennedy, Jr. She served as his chief-of-staff at George magazine and oversaw his public relations and philanthropic causes until his death. Liz McNeil is an editor-at-large at People, where she has worked for the last thirty years. 

Gallery acquired world and audio rights from Steve Troha at Folio Literary with Vice President and Executive Editor Pamela Cannon to edit. The book will be published on July 16, 2024, the 25th anniversary of the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of John F. Kennedy, Jr., his wife, Carolyn, and her sister, Lauren. 

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GALLERY BOOKS, a division of Simon & Schuster, is an imprint dedicated to publishing a variety of must-read books on a wide array of topics. Launched in 2010, Gallery is designed to showcase established voices and introduce emerging new ones—in both fiction and nonfiction. Gallery Books is the publisher of The Woman in Me by Britney Spears, Taste, by Stanley Tucci, Straight Shooter by Stephen A. Smith, The Longest Race by Kara Goucher, Making It So by Patrick Stewart, My Travels with Mrs. Kennedy by Clint Hill, The True Love Experiment by Christina Lauren, The It Girl by Ruth Ware, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer and Anna: The Biography by Amy Odell, among others.

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