Welcome to the official website of Kitty Kelley, America's bestselling investigative biographer. Her in-depth and revealing examinations of high profile subjects include Oprah, the Bush family, the British Monarchy, Nancy Reagan, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Her most recent books are Let Freedom Ring: Stanley Tretick's Iconic Images of the March on Washington and Capturing Camelot: Stanley Tretick's Iconic Images of the Kennedys.

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Let Freedom Ring: Stanley Tretick’s Iconic Images of the March on Washington.



Capturing Camelot: Stanley Tretick's Iconic Images of The Kennedys.

David Bruce Smith’s Grateful American Book Award Honors Michelle Coles

by Kitty Kelley No one hosts a more spectacular dinner party for a better cause than David Bruce Smith. His heavy parchment invitations of exquisite…

A Trail of Tears and Triumph

by Kitty Kelley “April is the cruelest month,” wrote the poet T.S. Eliot, and for followers of Martin Luther King Jr., April 4, 1968, was…

Queen of the Unauthorized Biography Spills Her Own Secrets

By Seth Abramovitch There was, not that long ago, a name whose mere invocation could strike terror in the hearts of the most powerful figures…

Dishing With Kitty

by Judith Beerman Originally published by The Georgetown Dish December 13, 2021 Internationally acclaimed writer and long-time Georgetown resident, Kitty Kelley is renowned for her…

Listen, World!

by Kitty Kelley Remember that iconic scene in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”? Mary’s editor, Lou Grant, played by Ed Asner, says, “You know, Mary.…

Saving Freud

by Kitty Kelley Lights! Camera! Action! Andrew Nagorski’s Saving Freud ought to be coming to a theater near you. This nonfiction work crackles like a…

My Place in the Sun

by Kitty Kelley Sometimes, the sons of famous fathers are cursed. “They’re born on third base and think they’ve hit a triple,“ according to the…

Undelivered

by Kitty Kelley      “For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, ‘It might have been.’” These woeful words from Quaker…

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