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By Tell Me Your Story-New Paradigms for a New World and Richard Dugan. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps. “A journalist explores the motivations and emotional constructs of political wives who chose to stay in their marriages—in some cases, only for a while—after being confronted with their husbands’ infidelities .... Skillful prose makes the dishy profiles an engaging read .... A lively political book ...." — Kirkus Reviews Why They Stay is about the lives of politically married women who have stood by their men after sex scandals. It covers Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, Silda Wall Spitzer, Huma Abedin Weiner and more. Looking back on the path chosen by the women profiled in this book, we have the evidence to see a pattern as old as the dynastic maneuverings of England’s medieval queens. The women married to the "royalty" of our times, politicians, make cold calculations in order to hold onto their "thrones" and their family’s history-making potential. Why They Stay argues that women in the limelight remain loyal to their men, because of complex, often unconscious forces. From mapping a path to power to laudable notions of holding the family together, the author examines the uniquely challenging Faustian bargains that political wives grapple with, even as the public spotlight illuminates their every move. Winner of multiple national book honors, including in the categories of Women’s Issues and Current Events. Audio and e-book versions are available. A veteran political journalist, Anne is an editor for Crain's New York. She previously reported for the Wall Street Journal and wrote a nationally syndicated op-ed column for Newsday. Anne has won more than 25 writing and reporting awards and was twice named “Columnist of the Year” by statewide New York journalism associations. Anne covered Bill Clinton’s 1996 re-election campaign, Anthony Weiner’s 2005 mayoral bid and Eliot Spitzer’s rise and fall as New York’s governor from 2006 to 2008. Her work has appeared in Ms., the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Newsweek,, Crain's NY Business, Cincinnati Magazine and more. Anne has appeared on numerous TV, radio and podcast programs, including The Wall Street Journal’s Your Money Briefing, WBAI New York’s Driving Forces, Girl on Fire with Kirsten Franklin on the Bleav Podcast Network, WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show and NY1’s Reporters’ Roundtable. She's a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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