Born in New York City to parents John and Jacqueline, Caroline Kennedy grew up very much in the public's eye, particularly while her father was president of the United States and after his assassination. Kennedy graduated from Harvard College and Columbia University Law School. Over the course of time, Kennedy discovered that she didn't want to continue being a lawyer, and thus she took on a variety of jobs, searching for her purpose in life. She began writing books after seeing an article about the Bill of Rights.
As an attorney, Kennedy felt concerned that many Americans had no idea what the Bill of Rights were, much less how they were affected by these Rights. With the help of her colleague Ellen Alderman, Kennedy wrote In Our Defense: The Bill of Rights in Action to explain how the amendments are interpreted in court and what the ramifications are for the public. Years later, the two woman co-authored The Right to Privacy, detailing how much privacy individuals are losing over time. Then Kennedy turned her attention to her parents, editing a book of her mother's favorite poems and penning an introduction to her father's Pulitzer Prize winning book Profiles in Courage.
Kennedy serves on a variety of commissions and foundations, represents her family at funerals and dedications, and continues to raise three children with her husband Edwin Scholssberg. Kennedy's writing has helped the general public look beyond her status as a famous daughter and see her as more of an individual.
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