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Non-Fiction Memoir | Non-Fiction Political
The truth behind the lies.
It was an unforgettable scene. Dina Matos McGreevey, an
attractive woman in her mid-thirties, wife, mother, and
First Lady of the state of New Jersey, watched silently as
her husband, then New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey,
resigned his office with the revelation that he was a "gay
American." The picture of grace and loyalty, perfectly
composed in her pale blue suit, Dina Matos McGreevey gave
no sign of the tangled mixture of fear, sorrow, and anger
she felt that day, no hint of the devastation that was to
come. Since then she has been asked repeatedly about the
nature of her marriage, about what she knew and when she
knew it. Since then, she has remained silent. Until now.
Speaking up at last, Dina Matos McGreevey here recounts the
details of her marriage to Jim McGreevey. What emerges is a
tale of love and betrayal, of heartbreak and scandal . . .
and ultimately, hope.
It all began with so much promise. Dina Matos was a
responsible and civic-minded young woman who fell in love
with the passion of political action. When Jim McGreevey
walked into her life, he appeared to be a kind and loving
man, someone with whom she could build a life based on
shared ideals, a strong spiritual commitment, and a desire
to make a difference in the world. Beyond their initial
chemistry, Dina Matos was attracted by Jim McGreevey’s
principles and his unwavering devotion to his work. She
didn’t know that his life, and thus their marriage, were
built on a foundation of lies; that his past was littered
with casual sexual encounters in seedy bookstores and
public parks; or that, by his own admission, he began an
adulterous affair with another man while she was in the
hospital awaiting the birth of their child. "Could I have
known," she asks? "How could I have known?"
With scalding honesty, she tells of her life with the
former governor, of the politics and public service that
brought them together, and the lies that tore them apart.
Here is a story of a marriage that was anything but happily-
ever-after, told by a strong and resilient woman who can,
and finally will, speak for herself.
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