Edwards Faces More Criticism in Upcoming Book — UPDATE: Audio Info

Gossipmongers have been riveted all week by revelations from the book Game Change, keeping it at #1 on Amazon sales rankings. Sarah Palin, the Clintons, the McCains and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have all various amounts of dirty laundry aired. But some of the most eyebrow-raising sections are about John Edwards and his wife Elizabeth, excerpted in this week’s New York magazine; far from being the humble man of the people, John Edwards developed into a megalomaniac, Elizabeth was an “abusive, intrusive, paranoid, condescending, crazy woman”, and campaign workers agonized over Edwards’ affair with Rielle Hunter.

And, John Edwards’ $400 haircut? It really cost $1,250.

There’s more to come.  Andrew Young, the Edwards’ aide, who pretended to be the father of Rielle Hunter’s baby to protect his boss, is publishing his own tell-all, The Politician. He is scheduled to get some serious air time:

1/29 — 20/20 begins a multiple-part interview with Bob Woodruff
2/1 — Book will be featured on World News with Diane Sawyer
2/2 — Interview with George Stephanopolous on Good Morning, America
2/2 — Nightline appearance

Few libraries have ordered The Politician; it was not reviewed prepub.

UPDATE: Unabridged audio will be available from Tantor:

Publisher: Tantor
Read by: Kevin Foley
Trade: 9781400116508; 10 CD’s; $34.99
Library: 9781400146505; 10  CD’s; $69.99
MP3: 9781400166503; 1 MP3-CD; $24.99

The Politician: An Insider’s Account of John Edwards’s Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down
Andrew Young
Retail Price: $24.99
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books – (2010-02-02)
ISBN / EAN: 031264065X / 9780312640651

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