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. Kerry

    What is the book about,South America travel guide?

    July 1, 2009 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  2. Mike

    And the title of the book is,

    "Republican has gone south, all the way to south America".

    July 1, 2009 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  3. ken

    A book, about what?

    South Carolina and south America intertwined?

    July 1, 2009 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  4. Liberal4Obama

    May I suggest "Mission Accomplished" for the book title

    July 1, 2009 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  5. Rick from Murfreesboro, TN

    I thought it was going to be a pop up book!

    July 1, 2009 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  6. jj

    How to travel to South America, Argentine...

    July 1, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  7. Eileen

    Here's fodder for the $1 table at Barnes and Noble.

    I wouldn't waste my time.

    July 1, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  8. JWB94596

    I think they will change the title to:

    "Blowing off Steam - a Republican Guide to Offshore Drilling" by Mark Sanford

    early reviews suggest that Jon Ensign and David Vitter are giving it two thumbs up.

    July 1, 2009 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    Political Career Checklist:

    1. Get married.

    2. Have children.

    3. Get elected.

    4. Have scandal.

    5. Resign or suffer impeachment or, at the very least, cause huge scandal made worse by "the poor wife and children."

    6. Make millions on book and laugh all the way to the bank.

    July 1, 2009 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  10. luke

    This guy keeps dragging this country into mud...

    Please drop it, go!

    July 1, 2009 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  11. Peter

    And he is not stepping down because, he is who?

    July 1, 2009 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  12. Peter

    A book?

    Cry me angentina?

    July 1, 2009 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  13. Ryan Wing

    Being fiscally conservative could possibly include the tax payer not financing trips to see your mistress ...

    July 1, 2009 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  14. Claudia in Houson

    Sanford had no problem spending government money to see his mistress or maybe he's suggesting if the government would spend less the money would not have been available for him to fly to Argentina.

    July 1, 2009 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  15. Bill

    Only in America....

    This country getting rotten on republicans watch!

    July 1, 2009 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  16. linda in AR

    How about a new chapter about "How to cut personal expenses while traveling a-broad".

    Or "How to combine business and pleasure on frequent flyer miles".

    July 1, 2009 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  17. mj

    Can we just get over this garbage and move on to more important matters. He made his own problems just like Clinton,Edwards,Kennedy, Ensign and all the rest of the slime .

    July 1, 2009 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  18. lol

    the name of the book: Erotic trip to Argentina

    July 1, 2009 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  19. Once You Vote Black: PUMA, Sanford, Operation Chaos.

    How do we know that Jenny was giving herself to the Gov. She might very well be the issue.

    July 1, 2009 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  20. Grog in Ohio

    And the jokes just keep writing themselves...

    July 1, 2009 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  21. george

    What better way to make money nowadays....
    Political scandal you get a show I am a celebrity get me out of here or a book deal. I think I will change my career too!

    July 1, 2009 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  22. GI Joe

    Wonder if he'll reminisce about his hero "W" reading "My Pet Goat" instead of governing?

    July 1, 2009 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  23. alvino

    After all of his out of wedlock experience, he is not only an expert in domestic affairs, but also in foreign relations.

    July 1, 2009 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  24. george

    To be honest with you, I don't know how this guy will fall in love with his wife since he was in love with the other woman... I really don't know how!

    July 1, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  25. Middle man

    Soon he will be on Oprah. He might resign but he will be loaded.

    July 1, 2009 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
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