New Chapter Equals Best Seller

When Elizabeth Edward’s book Resilience came out last year, she still believed that her husband’s affair with Rielle Hunter had been a one-night stand. Of course, she later learned that was not true in a very public way, when news broke that John Edwards is the father of Hunter’s baby.

The paperback version of Resilience was released on Tuesday; it contains a new chapter, in which Edwards writes about her reaction to the news.

She is also making the rounds of the media to talk about the chapter; she’s interviewed in the new issue of People, on newsstands tomorrow, on the Today Show yesterday and on Larry King Live last night.

The book is currently at #34 on Amazon sales rankings. Most libraries are not showing the paperback edition on their catalogs.

In the Today Show interview, Matt Lauer asked her about two books that became best sellers, both of which detailed the affair and were critical of her; The Politician by Edwards’s aide Andrew Young and Game Change by journalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin.

She says that The Politician is “full of lies,” but that Game Change concerned her more because it quoted people close to the campaign. She says it was “useful” to see how she was perceived; that she made the mistake of forgetting that her words carried extra weight because she was married to the candidate.

She says she still feels she married a “marvelous man” but that he changed.

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Resilience: Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life’s Adversities
Elizabeth Edwards
Retail Price: $15.00
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Broadway – (2010-06-29)
ISBN / EAN: 0767931564 / 9780767931564

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