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 South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford attended Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast, the annual shindig thrown by his C Street pals. He took the official state airplane, of course. Fellow adulterer John Ensign was also in the congregation.

The Governor may have spend a day with the Good Book, but Friday is the release date of another publication, one written by his estranged wife, Jenny Sanford. First reviews describe Mrs. Sanford’s memoir, Keeping Faith, as honest and dignified, traits not shared by her philandering husband.

“Facing Scandal, Keeping Faith,” Janet Maslin, New York Times.

 “Jenny Sanford’s Staying True: inside the Gov. Mark Sanford scandal,” Dave Rosenthal, Baltimore Sun blog.

“For better or worse, or maybe not,” Jeff Mullin, Enid News and Eagle.

 “Book explores pain, grace,” Glenn Smith, Charleston Post and Courier.

 “No Appalachian Trail for Jenny Sanford,” Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles  Times

“Book review: ‘Staying True’ by Jenny Sanford,” Ruth Marcus, Washington Post.

“Jenny Sanford’s Memoir Details Husband’s Infidelity,” Alison Singh Gee, iVillage.

“Jenny Sanford’s ‘Staying True’: A Review,” Tina Jordan, Entertainment Weekly.

Review of the reviews:

“Cliché Watch: Jenny Sanford Shoulda Seen the Warning Sign!” Heather Horn, The Atlantic Wire.


Mrs. Sanford’s website.

Image by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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