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02-04-09, 08:59 PM #1
Elizabeth Edwards writing book on facing adversity
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Elizabeth Edwards plans a new book about facing adversity, recapping an often-tumultuous life that most recently included her husband's public disclosure of an affair, her publisher said Tuesday.
The book entitled "Resilience" is to be published on May 12. It comes less than a year after Edwards' husband John publicly acknowledged having an affair with a video producer in the months before he began his second campaign for president.
David Drake, the publicity director at Broadway Books, declined to discuss in detail the contents of the book but said it would serve as a sort of sequel to her previous memoir, "Saving Graces," that was first published in 2006 and updated in 2007. Drake would not say whether Edwards discusses the affair in her new book.
"We're aware of some of the events that have taken place in her life since then," he said. "She has always been a kind of candid and honest writer, and people can expect that of her in her new book."
Edwards' initial memoir mostly focused on how she coped with the 1996 death of the couple's son Wade and her ongoing battle with breast cancer.
Since the affair announcement in August, Edwards has continued to advocate for health care reform by visiting Congress and making policy speeches. She has yet to discuss the affair in detail and has asked for privacy on the subject.
John Edwards, a former North Carolina senator, was laying the groundwork for a presidential campaign when he hired rookie videographer Rielle Hunter to shoot videos of him. Edwards said the affair with Hunter began and ended that year, although Hunter was seen on the campaign trail until the final days of 2006.
Both Edwards and Hunter have denied reports that he is the father of her 6-month-old daughter.
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