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Elizabeth Edwards writing book on facing adversity

Posted February 3, 2009

— Elizabeth Edwards is preparing to release a new book about the "burdens and gifts of facing life's adversities."

The book, titled "Resilience" and set to be published in May, comes less than a year after Edwards' husband, former Sen. John Edwards, publicly acknowledged having an affair with a video producer in the months prior to his second campaign for president.

Publisher Broadway Books describes Elizabeth Edwards as someone who "on the surface, seems to have led a charmed life."

But the promotional materials also describe John Edwards' infidelity, along with the 1996 death of the couple's son Wade and Elizabeth Edwards' ongoing battle with breast cancer.

Elizabeth Edwards previously wrote a memoir titled "Saving Graces," first published in 2006, that also detailed her life's struggles.


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  • lampagenda Feb 3, 2009

    I want to buy it. I want to give more money to the Edwards family. They care about us. They are common people like us. They need more money. They will bring about hope and change.

  • teacher-mom Feb 3, 2009

    I hope she can hang on long enough to raise her children. I wish her the best.

  • garden Feb 3, 2009

    I hope the proceeds will go to cancer research. If not, forget it. We all know the story. I have breast cancer and other problems but I'm not leaning on the cancer for folks to like or feel sorry for me.

  • OrdinaryCitizen Feb 3, 2009

    I can't wait to buy multiple copies of the book! NOT!
    What a joke. Leave your husband then maybe you have something to write about.

  • rayzer Feb 3, 2009

    Will any of the proceeds of the sale of this book go towards the American Cancer Society? If not, no thanks. The Edwards have enough money. They live in "the other America", as the old SunSetter salesman puts it.

  • Doctor Dataclerk Feb 3, 2009

    I hope she gets well. Having said that, I don't want to read about, hear about, or see the Edwards family in any shape, form, or fashion. WE ARE SICK OF YOU PEOPLE!!!! We have our own problems and don't want you to get richer by writing a book about yours. You are not my hero and your husband is a zero.

  • thinkbee Feb 3, 2009

    Who cares.

  • Brogden Feb 3, 2009

    Incredible. This is one book I won't be interested in!

  • tiger50 Feb 3, 2009

    Good Luck to you Elizabeth. Ignore some of these comments...Just pure jealousy. You are beautiful. I hope you beat cancer...and I hope you put John out of the bedroom. He is a jerk, sorry.. He is your husband but a horrible role model for his children. Shame on you John. Go Elizabeth!!

  • dxedame Feb 3, 2009

    Does anybody in/from NC really want to know more about this woman, or to have to hear about her problematic family life? You would think they both figured that out some time back.