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. Sharon Kitchen

    yep..........ther it goes..................

    July 1, 2009 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  2. No Mo Mark Sanford

    Please CNN No Mo Sanford ......What is the title of the book .....I Found My soul mate in Argentina.!!!!

    July 1, 2009 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  3. phoenix86

    He will make a lot of money, and if it is pure fiction, he can even win the presidency....worked for Obama with Audacity and Dreams.

    July 1, 2009 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  4. PLUTO

    The title of his new book will be WALKING THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL: A Liar's Pilgrimage

    July 1, 2009 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  5. Mart

    If this guy was political survey, he would have stepped down when micheal jackson news broke and wish the story would die as quickly as possible.. His sticking around shows how stupid he is...This drip drip drip will not do any good to his party...

    July 1, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  6. Liberal4Obama

    How about "Sex LIes & The GOP"

    July 1, 2009 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  7. Randy

    Cheney Wants to Write a Book.

    Bush Wants to Write a Book.

    Now this Bugger Wants to Write a Book.

    Actually, The Whole World know what these Guys did, so What is the Point in Writing Books?

    July 1, 2009 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  8. Byron

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

    hahaha good one!

    July 1, 2009 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  9. Fester Free

    Jokes aside, I would be interested to hear his economic policies... like, how DOES one actually crawl out of the red? I mean, South Carolinians are already paying income tax, sales tax, luxury tax, property tax, and other usage-based taxes, like car taxes; there is a tourism tax... yet SC is still broke. How does one turn a huge deficit and 12% unemployment into black ink? Inquiring minds want to know! SC has been in the hole a long time, long before the stimulus money fiasco. The man only has 18 months left in his term and he still hasn't really solved any fiscal problems. Maybe he thought he would hit the Powerball Lottery.

    July 1, 2009 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  10. Jim, Burlington NC

    He left his job for 5 days without telling anybody were he was going, if I pulled that stunt I'd be in the unemployment line, hypocrite.

    Who cares if he writes a book, only a moron with no morals would read it.

    July 1, 2009 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  11. Res ipsa loquitur

    One way to save money: stop flying to Argentina on taxpayer dollars...

    July 1, 2009 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  12. Fla.

    A better title might be:

    "The Biggest Self of Self is Indeed Self"

    A more accurate manifesto of so-called "fiscal conservatism"

    July 1, 2009 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  13. Big Ed

    What's left to say? he's just digging himself a deeper and deeper hole!

    July 1, 2009 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  14. Republicans are the American Taliban

    Good title would be: " Don't Ask, Don't Tell "

    July 1, 2009 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  15. Paul

    So, he says it is a private matter between he and his wife, . . . and whoever else wants to pay to read the rag!

    July 1, 2009 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  16. Barb

    All his conservative cronies can buy his book to contribute to his cause and not have to worry about political contribution limitations. He's going to need all his can scrape together after his wife and children take him to the cleaners as they should.

    He seems to have a problem with telling the truth lately so is this book going to be found in the fiction section? Or will it tell us how see the world and screw the South Carolina tax payers? That one might be found in the travel section of your favorite book store.

    July 1, 2009 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  17. Arthur

    Republicans like to talk about fiscal restraint. Too bad they never practice it.

    July 1, 2009 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  18. Suzie, New Haven

    And we care why?

    This is getting weird CNN. Stop the nonsense now. No one cares about Mark Sanford and his stupid book deal, that in my opinion he's already promoting. He's not going to ever be president, or even hold a government office again, so who cares?

    It floors me how people who don’t like the government and has such disdain for the people, are the first in line to lead the government. And then, they run it in the ground. Let me spell it out for you. ANYONE who breaks the law and or government rules should NOT have an office. Send Sanford home, or back to Argentina for all I care. This time, make sure it’s on his own dime.

    And he can forget about me EVER giving him a red cent for that rag of a book he's writing. He should be writing his apologies to his wife and four kids, and then step away from the cameras.

    July 1, 2009 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  19. Carole

    Title: 'Everything you should 'not' do when having an affair if you are a governor refusing stimulus money for the unemployed constituents and schools falling apart."

    **Is he going to atone for how he criticized President Clinton? Talk about people in glass houses!

    July 1, 2009 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  20. Anybody

    I'm guessing it will be a trashy romance novel.

    July 1, 2009 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  21. Kahuna

    Didn't Sanford get the memo from Bush & Cheney. "Deficits don't matter". That's what Cheney said when they were in power.

    Why would they matter when the Repuppetcans are out of power.

    July 1, 2009 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  22. vij

    There are so many real writers waiting for a break to publish original and intelligent work...may be its time publishers are less greedy and more intelligent in deciding how and who they offer book deals to. Well, at the end of the day..money rules!!! And on my part, I will not shell out a single dime on insignificant stories people have to share.

    July 1, 2009 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  23. frank

    He saw Sarah Palin make $7 million on a book deal.

    If she can have a biography, why can't he?

    July 1, 2009 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  24. kmiller

    Just plain TACKY !

    July 1, 2009 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  25. Wynter

    "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", is a bad policy.. not a suggested book title for Sanford's new book.

    But given the GOP's propensity for both writing bad biographies and sex scandals.. it fits!!

    July 1, 2009 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
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