Skip Nav
Opinion
9 Feminist Moments From GOT Season 7 That Will Make You Damn Proud to Be a Woman
Music
The 30 Best Breakup Albums of All Time
Women
10 Must Reads If You're Sick of Men Taking You For Granted

Would You Read Jenny Sanford's Book?

Would You Read Jenny Sanford's Book?

We've already heard disappearing governor Mark Sanford's version of his affair, in the form of a meandering and embarrassing press conference about his soul mate in Argentina. Now it's his soon-to-be ex-wife's turn to share "the private ordeal behind her very public betrayal." In her memoir, Staying True, Jenny Sanford will recall "her shock and anguish upon discovering that her husband was having an affair."

This isn't the first scorned wife of a politician to turn her husband's philandering into a book deal. Elizabeth Edwards is the most recent example, but unlike Elizabeth, Jenny has decided against sticking by her man. Instead she's filed for divorce, a fact that might make her tale a little more compelling. Since the early days of the scandal, when Jenny refused to cover for her husband while he was MIA in Argentina, she's shown an unwillingness to play the typical role of the dutiful political spouse. The book will be released Feb. 5. Will you pick it up?

Join The Conversation
mix-tape mix-tape 7 years
Good for her, but I won't be reading that book. And these sort of scandals happen to all types of people so I wouldn't just group Republican wives in the category of women without a backbone.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
No, and I'm with Studio 16. I think it would have been more dignified if she let her actions (filing for divorce) speak for itself, without her writing a tell-all book. After all, there are children involved. It would have been better if there was ONE parent who refused to air the family's dirty laundry in public. JMHO.
Studio16 Studio16 7 years
Personally, I think this sort of thing is trashy. I respect the strength that she showed after her husband cheated on her, but I think it's weird to *want* to share it with the whole world. Wouldn't the more tasteful way to handle this be keeping it on the DL?
cdelaney cdelaney 7 years
Wow, she didn't waste any time writing the book! I wouldn't read it, however, I respect her strength and that she refuses to play role of the nice politician's wife or just look the other way.
Hello890 Hello890 7 years
No, I wouldn't read it, but good for her! :)
Trump Doesn't Know How Much Health Insurance Costs
Ryan Reynolds and Ryan Gosling Hotness Poll
Literary Tattoos
Obama The Historic Presidency of Barack Obama Book Interview
From Our Partners
Latest Love
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds