#215 Anne Michaud Why They Stay: Sex Scandals and Hidden Agendas of 8 Political Wives

November 16, 2021 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

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 We live in an unprecedented time of total disclosure of the personal lives of our politicians—male and female. But today we will discuss with Anne Michaud the stories of the wives of famous political men involved in serial sex scandals and deeply held personal agendas.

The question frequently asked about these women Is “Why do they stay with such philanderers?” Common responses range from weakness to a misguided drive for some sort of personal advantage.

Anne Michaud very aptly clarifies the motivations, strategies, and tactics of these women in her truly enormously insightful book Why They Stay: Sex Scandals, Deals, and Hidden Agendas.

In today’s thought-provoking and marvelously insightful chat Anne offers surprising conclusions on how certain women have dealt with the most difficult of husbands.

Anne is a renowned and highly credentialed journalist.

A veteran political journalist, Anne Michaud 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, BusinessWeek.com, Crain’s NY Business, Cincinnati Magazine and more. 

For more information on Anne Michaud please visit www.annemichaud.com

Please go to Why They Stay to review Anne’s book.

And go to American Czarina Melania Trump for a copy of her latest book.


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