January 5th, 2010
04:56 PM ET
4 years ago

Jenny Sanford's book gets early release date

South Carolina First Lady Jenny Sanford's memoir will now hit stores February 5 instead of the original April release date.
South Carolina First Lady Jenny Sanford's memoir will now hit stores February 5 instead of the original April release date.

(CNN) – South Carolina First Lady Jenny Sanford's memoir, "Staying True," has been fast-tracked and will now hit bookstores on February 5 instead of the original April release date.

Sanford's publisher, Ballantine Books, announced the new date on Tuesday.

Sanford landed the book deal in September, just a few months after her husband, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, admitted to an affair with an Argentine woman. In December, Sanford released a statement saying she is filing for divorce "after many unsuccessful efforts at reconciliation."

According to a synopsis of the book on the publisher's Web site, her memoir "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 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," the synopsis reads.


Filed under: Jenny Sanford • Mark Sanford • South Carolina
soundoff (42 Responses)
  1. TFord

    Cheney deserves to be imprisoned for the Plame affair and subsequent cover up. He exposed a CIA officer for political gain. If the world was fair he would be water boarded then have his tongue cut out and surgically implanted in Bush's rear end.

    January 5, 2010 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  2. dcook140

    Why does CNN's Political Ticker always attack the Republicans? Why does the fact that Brian Lamb at CSPAN asked for the Dems to open the healthcare negotiations up to the public (as Barrack Obama promised during his election cycle), not make it to this venue? Is CNN afraid of offending the libs on this page? I would think that a story about the dems freezing out the Republicans as well as the American people would be political news.

    January 5, 2010 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  3. Debbie

    Go Jenny!

    The reason this book is critical is: that to not talk about the values that are to be sacred but in essence just given a wink, wink by politicians and celebrities is that a) it gives credibility that values are something to keep and b) that to brush this under the carpet does not make it go away. For her sons to learn that their character and behavior are important and that they have a responsibility to live and keep promises they must know that their are consequences to bad behavior. When a promise/vow is made, then broken, it is not enough to say you are sorry, a person must correct the wrong through action. Mark Sanford along with a slew of others has missed the point of remorse.

    January 5, 2010 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  4. Skeptic

    Seriously, who thinks that this is a relevant news story?

    January 5, 2010 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  5. gt

    get you 15 minutes of fame quick...money will be gone soon

    January 5, 2010 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  6. George

    We want news not GOSSIP. Come on CNN, get with the important issues.

    January 5, 2010 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  7. Katheryn, Miami

    Good for her, I hope she stands up for herself and gives her hubby and his soulmate some of their own medicine. I feel bad for the boys though. Their father is an idiot.

    January 5, 2010 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  8. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    We could all spend more time reading "The Good Book" that teaches right from wrong instead of reading about someone elses plight in life.

    January 5, 2010 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  9. Tania

    Uh, folks, who did the wrong deed here - Jenny? If she stayed with him, it would fester forever. Now about writing a book about it - don't know how many would, but she may pass on some experience for others. So how many holier-than-thou politicians is that so far?

    January 5, 2010 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  10. ThinkAgain

    This is nauseating! I know plenty of women who were betrayed by their husbands – all divorced now because of their husbands' infidelities – and I can tell you, the last thing they wanted to do was write a book about the experience. They've all been too busy keeping their and their children's lives together and getting on with the business of moving forward.

    To write a book about this – especially so soon after the event – tells me one thing about Jenny Sanford: She's as shallow and calculating and opportunistic as her soon-to-be Ex.

    January 5, 2010 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  11. Julia from North Carolina

    She is a classy lady.

    January 5, 2010 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  12. Jojo

    As a resident of SC – WHO CARES?

    What has Mark OR Jenny Sanford done for the people at any point through their term or during this scandal? Nothing. South Carolina remains at the bottom of every quality of life statistic that exists.

    Don't waste your money on this book!

    January 5, 2010 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  13. Diana

    Why shouldn't she write a book – all of us who have gone through a humiliating experience involving infidelity in a marriage know just what she is talking about and her experience was played out in the public venure thanks to Mark Sanford who didn't care if he hurt his family or not – and since he still keeps talking reconciliation (he still lies) Jenny has proved herself to be a classy lady in the face of it all – her boys should be proud of her and if they continue to be under her guidance will turn out OK – wish some of the critics would lay off because they really don't understand – I will surely buy her book and it will be a big help to all of us who have gone through similar problems – You Go Jenny – God Bless

    January 5, 2010 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  14. hongli

    I hope Jenny spill the beans of what life is in the Republican party. I think the Repugs are restless that this book is coming out in 2010.

    January 5, 2010 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  15. Angi's Mom

    Jenny sold her family's dirty laundry for big money. Haven't the Sanford children been embarrassed enough?

    January 5, 2010 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  16. Jo

    What has Jenny or Mark Sanford done for their state of SC during their term? Nothing. SC ranks at the bottom of every known statistic. What has Jenny Sanford done differently during her husband's infidelity that millions of women in our country do every single year? Nothing.

    Why does Jenny Sanford want to keep this scandal alive for her boys to relive? She doesn't need the money. Very strange indeed.

    January 5, 2010 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  17. Tanya Kujath

    Kuddos to her, she out to get something besides shame, hurt, and embarrasment out of that rotten deal...

    January 5, 2010 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
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