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Lisa McCubbin

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Lisa McCubbin is the writer/coauthor of three New York Times Best Sellers: MRS. KENNEDY AND ME, FIVE DAYS IN NOVEMBER (with Clint Hill) and THE KENNEDY DETAIL: JFK'S SECRET SERVICE AGENTS BREAK THEIR SILENCE (with Gerald S. Blaine.)

An award-winning journalist, Lisa has been a television news anchor and reporter, hosted her own radio show, and spent more than five years in the Middle East as a freelance writer. She received an Emmy nomination for the 2010 Discovery Channel documentary, THE KENNEDY DETAIL, based on the book.



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Lisa McCubbin That's a great question! Very difficult to answer with one favorite person because I've met so many interesting people--Caroline Kennedy, Lynda…moreThat's a great question! Very difficult to answer with one favorite person because I've met so many interesting people--Caroline Kennedy, Lynda Johnson Robb, former and present White House correspondents, as well as many former and current Secret Service agents, including the past three Directors. I'd have to say, however, that one of my favorite experiences was spending an afternoon with Providencia "Provi" Paredes. Provi was Mrs. Kennedy's personal assistant and boy is she a firecracker. She has some wonderful stories, but she is just as discreet as Clint Hill, and there are many memories she will take to her grave. I admire her loyalty and dedication to the Kennedy family.(less)
Lisa McCubbin There are so many "best" things about being a writer, I can't name just one! I love the fact that I can work all day in my pajamas if I want; I love…moreThere are so many "best" things about being a writer, I can't name just one! I love the fact that I can work all day in my pajamas if I want; I love the people I meet through my research travels and during publicity tours; I love the creativity of starting with a blank page and turning it into a compelling story by finding the perfect words to describe a scene or evoke the emotions I want the reader to feel; I love being able to share a story that has never been told before. I see three phases to writing and I truly enjoy all three - the research; the writing; and the promotion. I'm lucky to be able to earn a living doing what I love.(less)
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Providencia Ferrera Paredes, who was best known as longstanding personal aide to First Jacqueline Kennedy, died on Wednesday, March 18 in Washington, DC, surrounded by family and friends. She had lived 90 remarkable years.
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Mrs. Kennedy and Me by Clint Hill
"Clint Hill masterfully writes his experiences through the years with Mrs. Kennedy. One of the things I deeply appreciated was his ability to also make you feel like you were a SS agent too. It must have been a great honor to serve the Kennedy fami..." Read more of this review »
Mrs. Kennedy and Me by Clint Hill
"If you are looking for a tell-all book, this is not it, although I certainly learned a few things about the Kennedy's I did not know. If you are looking for a book showing deep love and respect for another person, this is the book. While Mr Hill's..." Read more of this review »
Mrs. Kennedy and Me by Clint Hill
"I've been wanting to read this book for a while and I absolutely loved it. Written by Jackie Kennedy's secret service agent, we are treated to a perspective about her life that no one else has quite been able to capture in this way. The memoir is..." Read more of this review »
Mrs. Kennedy and Me by Clint Hill
"One of my first biographies!

"There was a husband who asked much and gave much, and out of the giving and the asking wove with a woman what could not be broken in life, and in a moment it was no more.""
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Mrs. Kennedy and Me by Clint Hill
“it's been a long time since i've thought about that night, that wonderful raucous night. I can still see the president s surprise and amusement while opening gifts. I can still hear the music, the guests singing along and the president having such a wonderful time surrounded by his closest family and friends. What a privilege it was to have been there, to witness the joy and laughter. But Always, when I remember that special birthday celebration on the Sequoia, I can't help but think it should not have been his last. At forty six it shouldn't have been his last”
Clint Hill
Mrs. Kennedy and Me by Clint Hill
“We had been through so much together, mrs. Kennedy and me. More than anyone can imagine. More than anyone can ever know.”
Clint Hill
Lisa McCubbin said "yes" to attending Norsk Hostfest
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date: October 01, 2014 09:30AM
location: Oslo Hall, Minot, ND, The United States
description: The #1 NY Times best selling authors of MRS. KENNEDY AND ME and FIVE DAYS IN NOVEMBER return to Hostfest with daily presentations that include Clint Hill's riveting personal account of his time as Secret Service agent to Jacqueline Kennedy. Co-author/journalist Lisa McCubbin interviews Hill against a backdrop of rare photographs and movies that takes you back to Camelot and the unforgettable day that ended it all.
The Kennedys Photographs by Mark Shaw by Graham Marsh
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This is a stunning book filled with the photographs of Mark Shaw. Mark was very close to the Kennedy family and they allowed him to photograph some of their most private moments. This is a real collector's item. Clint Hill contributed a story to the ...more
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“We had been through so much together, mrs. Kennedy and me. More than anyone can imagine. More than anyone can ever know.”
Clint Hill, Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir

“it's been a long time since i've thought about that night, that wonderful raucous night. I can still see the president s surprise and amusement while opening gifts. I can still hear the music, the guests singing along and the president having such a wonderful time surrounded by his closest family and friends. What a privilege it was to have been there, to witness the joy and laughter. But Always, when I remember that special birthday celebration on the Sequoia, I can't help but think it should not have been his last. At forty six it shouldn't have been his last”
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