According to a report by the Irish Central on Sunday, Jean Kennedy Smith younger sister to President John F. Kennedy and last surviving child of their family, will write a memoir about her family titled The Nine of Us: Growing Up Kennedy.
The 88 year old former Ambassador to Ireland, was the eighth child in the family. The nine siblings included President John F. Kennedy; Attorney General Robert Kennedy; Senator Edward Kennedy; Jean Kennedy herself; Eunice Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics; Patricia Kennedy, Kathleen Kennedy, Roseary Kennedy, and Joe Kennedy Jr, who died on a World War 2 dangerous flying mission.
Agent Laurie Abkemeier, who represents Smith, told the Irish Central that the book will recount “charming stories” about the Kennedy’s, and “the lessons her parents worked so hard to teach their kids as they set off to help others and make a difference in the world.”
The book will be released in October this year. Smith served as U.S. Ambassador to Ireland under President Bill Clinton and in 2011 was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work with Very Special Arts, a nonprofit she founded in 1974 to connect the arts with people with disabilities.