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Blog Guy, have you seen that amazing new book about former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, the one taken from hours of taped interviews with her just months after her husband was assassinated?

I have, indeed. It’s a must-read for anyone who likes fish soup.

Excuse me? Are we talking about the same book?

Sure. I’m not even finished with it, and already I’m struck by her vivid chowder memories of Jack Kennedy:

“He’d come home, and then it would be fish chowder….”

“I remember we had fish chowder. You could still sit outside.”

“I mean, you had what he loves – his fish chowder – and he was still picking Cornelius Ryan’s brains about ‘The Longest Day.’”

“And Jack was sitting in the black sweater, the hair – the wind blowing his hair, blissfully happy with fish chowder.”