This political book explores one of the questions that have baffled many American citizens and political enthusiasts: Why do the wives of politicians decide to stay in the marriage in spite of reported scandals, shady deals, and their husbands' sometimes wanton cheating?
"The author takes readers on a ride through the lives of some of the political couples in this well-researched and masterfully articulated work to unveil the surprising reasons why these women chose to stay.... Her observations are sharp and compelling."
"Perhaps this sort of marriage, at the top echelons of Washington and international society, was made from different rules than I had agreed to when I married. Fidelity, honesty—perhaps these were quaint ideas better suited to less ambitious people."
Nearly 60 people attended the launch of Why They Stay on April 11 at Book Revue, one of New York's foremost independent bookstores. Anne spoke about what may lie ahead for political couples attempting to navigate the constricting rules of public life. Check out the Q&A here.
"It's about time that a book such as Why They Stay should appear to comment on the wives of politicians and why they remain in place despite reports of infidelity and bad behaviors." -- D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review