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In this candid and compelling memoir, the first lady of
South Carolina reveals the private ordeal behind her very
public betrayal—and offers inspiration for anyone struggling
to keep faith during life’s most trying times.
She’s been a successful investment banker, a mother of four,
and the campaign manager for one of American politics’
rising stars—her husband, Mark Sanford of South Carolina,
once widely hailed as a possible candidate for president in
2012. Yet to most Americans, Jenny Sanford is best known for
the one role she refused to play—that of conventional
political spouse standing silently by while her husband went
before the media and confessed his infidelity. Instead, she
stayed true—to herself, to her faith, and to her highest
ideals of parenthood and public service. She chose to let
Mark Sanford deal with the embarrassment and political
fallout from his own actions while focusing her own efforts
privately on raising their children to be men of character,
even in the face of the lies their father has told.
In Staying True, Jenny Sanford recalls her shock and anguish
upon discovering that her husband was having an affair with
a woman in Argentina, and the further pain when she
learned—just a day ahead of most Americans—that he had not
ended the affair when she believed he had. She reveals the
source of her determination to be honest and forthright
instead of the victim in the tabloid passion play that
gripped the nation in June 2009. But her story neither
begins nor ends with Mark Sanford’s astounding fall from grace.
Writing with uncommon candor from a deep well of spiritual
strength, Sanford shares personal stories and life lessons
from before and after she stepped into the public realm. She
recounts the many stresses—as well as the myriad joys—that
she experienced on a daily basis while living in the
governmental spotlight. (Just try keeping four young boys
out of mischief in the governor’s mansion!) And she
describes the many ways that the seductions of power can
drive apart even the most committed couples.
At every step along her journey, Jenny Sanford has made
choices: She gave up her career, moved far from her home
state of Illinois, even changed her religious practices.
Every choice was a glad concession to harmonious married
life and, in some cases, to the support of her husband’s
political aspirations. But the one thing she never gave up
was her sense of self, her inner moral compass. Her
remarkable poise and decency make her a role model for men
and women alike. Her story will empower anyone who has
fought to maintain independence and integrity—within a
marriage or elsewhere in life.
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