Why They Stay explores the possible reasoning and motivation behind why political wives stay with their husbands after the husbands cheat. Hillary Clinton couldn’t have known in 1998 how her husband’s high-profile philandering would play out. Would he be rehabilitated in the public eye? She couldn’t be sure, but she took the gamble. Had she left the marriage, today she might be the spurned wife of a retired politician instead of the first American woman to run for president on a major party ticket. Looking back on the path chosen by the nine political wives 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 similar cold calculations in order to hold onto their ‘thrones’ and their family’s history-making potential. After covering politicians for decades, acclaimed columnist Anne Michaud switched her gaze to the women behind the cheating men. Drawing from multiple sources that span the Roosevelts’ marriage to the more recent scandal involving Hillary Clinton’s closest aide Huma Abedin (wife of sexter, Anthony Weiner), ‘Why They Stay: Sex Scandals, Deals, and Hidden Agendas of Nine Political Wives’ argues that when it comes to the ‘power behind the throne,’ women in the limelight weigh the risks and rewards. They 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, Michaud examines the uniquely challenging Faustian bargains that political wives grapple with, even as the public spotlight illuminates their every move.
Why They Stay is a sensational book, unlike anything I have read before. The reader in Why They Stay will be taking on an entertaining, educational, and captivating journey as we follow nine political wives and their motivations. Why They Stay is written by author Anne Michaud, and Anne throughout Why They Stay will take her readers on a journey like no other. The journey the reader will encounter is at times shocking because of what Anne shares about the women in the book, however, the book is also an educational one which will inform readers on key political wives throughout history and readers are guaranteed to learn a lot from Anne’s excellent book. If you are a reader, who is looking to read a book that is unlike anything you read before and laced with history and memorable moments, then Why They Stay is the book for you and should not be missed!
Stories which are laced with biographies of fascinating people are my favorite type of book to read. I love biographies because they give the reader insight into a person’s exciting life and when the reader is granted this insight the reader can learn so much from their story, and many readers will be able to learn a lot from the stories of the women explored in this book. The reader in Why They Stay will be whisked away on a journey, and Anne is so brilliantly descriptive about the women she writes about, that the reader will feel as if they are right there next to them, learning the life lessons they learn along the way and experiencing every moment they do. The reader, thanks to the author’s impeccable descriptions will feel as if they are right there and the reader won’t be able to resist falling in love with Why They Stay, and that is why I already have to recommend this gem of a book to read!
Why They Stay is a sensational book written by Anne Michaud, and in her book, she chronicles the lives of nine political wives and shares their values and motivations. The topic of this book is fascinating as it explores why women stay with their husbands after cheating but in the respect of politics. Hillary Clinton is the perfect example, and she is discussed in this incredible book, and much is revealed. Hillary Clinton was victim to cheating, but yet she stayed with her husband… why? Anne Michaud set out to explore why she did and then started to investigate other political wives… even back centuries and what is revealed is shocking as well as fascinating and is the basis for this excellent book.
The profoundness in Why They Stay is sensational, and many readers will feel a host of different emotions while reading this book, especially women I believe. Anne effortlessly inspires thoughts and feelings in her readers as well as compel them to read from beginning to end. I found myself reading Why They Stay at an alarming rate because it was captivating as well as engrossing; Anne’s incredible literature will have you turning the pages frantically, and I adored how she was able to do this.
Overall Why They Stay is an insightful, informative, captivating book and I would say if you are a reader who is interested in the topics explored in Why They Stay, then this book is for you, and so Why They Stay gets five stars from me! Be sure to have a read of the preview below and also keep an eye out for my spotlight for the author which will be live soon!
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