July 1st, 2009
04:47 PM ET
5 years ago

Details of Sanford book deal to come this week

 Details regarding Gov. Mark Sanford’s book deal are expected to be revealed later this week.
Details regarding Gov. Mark Sanford’s book deal are expected to be revealed later this week.

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) - Prior to revelations of an extramarital affair that effectively brought an end to his political career, Mark Sanford was preparing to publish a book outlining his policy beliefs, his publisher told CNN Wednesday.

Sentinel, a conservative imprint of Penguin Group, has included a book by Sanford entitled "Within Our Means" in their Spring 2010 catalogue, the proofs of which have already been sent to the printers. It was described by the publisher as "a manifesto about fiscal conservatism - why the government needs to spend less and fix the deficit ASAP."

That was before Sanford's life changed forever. Sentinel associate publisher Will Weisser told CNN Wednesday that the company will "most likely" make an announcement about the book's fate later this week.

Weisser would not elaborate on whether that meant Sanford would write a new book about the scandal, or if it simply meant the book deal has been scrapped altogether.

"We'll announce a decision about what's going to happen about the book," he said. "So it could be anything."

Sanford's office had no comment.


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soundoff (109 Responses)
  1. Congratulations

    Congratulations, Jubilations, Celebrations !!!

    F.I.L.I.B.U.S.T.E.R..P.R.O.O.F :P

    We want the World to know We’re happy as can be.
    America is Free from the Republican Tyranny and Curse. :)

    July 1, 2009 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  2. GOP - Best comedy act ever

    Phoenix – nice job bringing Obama into the matter – but you missed Clinton? how come?

    You never disappoint – LAME

    July 1, 2009 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  3. Barb

    I'm amazed how many Repugs throw in totally unrelated topics to try to justify another Repug's indiscresions. Sanford should turn Democrat because his actions are those of a Democrat? How about the cheating actions of the Repugs are finally being brought out into the open and not covered up!!! Repugs have l-o-n-g been involved in sleezy behavior. They've had a better record of cover-ups.

    July 1, 2009 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  4. David

    Sin against god, Sin against the bible, dishonor thy family and then cash in. Love those values!

    July 1, 2009 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  5. Steve (the real one)

    @Palm hair TCM July 1st, 2009 5:50 pm ET
    Uncle Steve the real one.Good post, unkle mike steele would be proud of you.
    ---------------------–
    Although it no longer exists, I did it just for you! "cause you're my favoriite niece!

    July 1, 2009 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  6. Avi Shlomo

    Now that is a Book my beat Bill Clintion Lies...should have this title:
    My Conservative lies and The Argintine Lolita!!

    July 1, 2009 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  7. Susan

    Mr. Sanford should be READING instead of writing books at this point. May I suggest "NOT JUST FRIENDS" by Shirley P. Glass. It helped my marriage considerably.

    July 1, 2009 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
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