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Jenny Sanford Reveals Writing Process on Good Morning America

stayingtruecover.pngOn Good Morning America today, Jenny Sanford revealed she’d shown her husband drafts of memoir passages while writing her new book.

Sanford, you may recall, is the estranged wife of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford. The memoir explores her husband’s highly publicized affair with an Argentinian woman. Last week The Daily News ran exclusive excerpts from Sanford’s memoir, “Staying True.”

Here’s an excerpt: “Sanford told Good Morning America that the governor has not yet read her new book, but that she showed him drafts of various passages as she wrote it. ‘I think generally he’s OK with it,’ she said.”

Political celebrities are hot in the publishing industry, following the blockbuster success of Game Change and Going Rogue.

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Mark Sanford Celebrates Ayn Rand

GovernorSanford- OfficialPortrait.jpgIn the last week, literature met politics in two national publications–with some interesting results.

After losing his own book deal, South Carolinia Governor Mark Sanford has turned to literary criticism–singing the praises of novelist Ayn Rand in a Newsweek essay. Here’s a sample: “I still believe firmly that her books deserve attention, and in that regard, Anne Heller‘s Ayn Rand and the World She Made provides important and meaningful insight into the evolution of Rand’s world view. “The Fountainhead” is a stunning evocation of the individual and what he can achieve when unhindered by government or society.”

If that wasn’t enough political literary criticism, The Daily Beast ran a series of video interviews with novelist, Philip Roth. The interview followed the best practices for authorial web videos: unexpected questions, simple editing, and broken into easily-watchable clips. Here’s a quote from “It’s a good book. “Dreams of my Father” is a good book. I read it with great interest, in part because it was written by this guy who was running for President. I found it well-done, very persuasive, and memorable too.” (Via Mediaite)

What Will Happen to Governor Mark Sanford’s Second Book?

dc6a81b0c8a07f7c849a8110.L._AA240_.jpgOne week after his extramarital affair in Argentina surfaced, some wonder what will happen to South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford‘s book deal. According to CNN, the rising Republican star secured (before the affair surfaced) a book deal with Penguin’s Sentinel imprint–scheduled for Spring 2010 publication.

The news agency caught up with the imprint’s associate publisher, Will Weisser, for an interview with a cryptic ending. This isn’t Sanford’s first book. In 2000, he published a book entitled, interestingly enough, “The Trust Committed To Me.”

Here’s more from the article: “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.”