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Elizabeth Edwards to promote book in Raleigh

Posted May 5, 2009

— Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. John Edwards, will promote her new book in Raleigh on May 16.

Set for a March 8 release, "Resilience" is the follow-up to her 2006 autobiography "Saving Graces," which focused on how she coped with the 1996 death of the couple's son and her ongoing battle with breast cancer.

"Resilience" serves as a sort of sequel, her publicist has said, talking in part about her husband's admission to an affair with a campaign worker in 2006 and about her recurrence of cancer.

Edwards will appear at Quail Ridge Books, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh at 3 p.m., Saturday, May 16 for a public signing. For more information, call 919-828-1588.

The event requires a ticket, which comes with a purchase of either of her books.

In an excerpt, Edwards writes that the news of her husband's affair made her vomit.

John Edwards went public with the affair in August after the National Enquirer reported he was the father of videographer Rielle Hunter's daughter.

He has denied paternity, but his wife of more than 30 years doesn't address the issue in her book.

She said her husband lied, saying he had sex with Hunter, whom she never mentions by name, once. The original confession "left most of the truth out," she writes.

Edwards is also set to appear on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" Thursday, in which she addresses the paternity speculation.

"That's what I understand," Edwards said in a video excerpt provided to The Associated Press. "I've seen a picture of the baby. I have no idea. It doesn't look like my children but I don't have any idea."


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  • expat in Brazil May 6, 2009

    Isn't this when the sideshow person pulls the curtain aside and you go in and see the "Freak show". Mendacity is a smelly thing and its' smell is all over these folks.

  • TheAdmiral May 6, 2009

    Yawn. Once again WRAL has this fetish for anyone who's last name is Edwards.

    Oh, how we put a liberal entitlist on such high pedestals.

  • ncguy May 6, 2009

    I wish the Edwards would go away!

  • james27613 May 5, 2009

    Say, Liz, dump john asap, go and hire the best most expensive and experienced female divorce lawyer in the usa and take him to
    the cleaners.

  • Doctor Dataclerk May 5, 2009

    profits by (not be) My Bad

  • Doctor Dataclerk May 5, 2009

    What a legacy to leave their children. He cheats and she reaps the profits be writing a book about it. Maybe when the kids are grown they can write a book about how sorry their parents were.

  • freddie cadetti 72 May 5, 2009

    She's not in denial. She's doing the same thing Hillary did, don't cut off the hand that feeds you.

  • nufsaid May 5, 2009

    "I've seen a picture of the baby. I have no idea. It doesn't look like my children but I don't have any idea."

    But the baby does look remarkably like John.

  • rationalobserver May 5, 2009

    Profiting off adultery. Classy.

  • Southern Girl May 5, 2009

    I watched the video with Oprah. Elizabeth, how can you come on camera and say the things you say?

    PLEASE, do yourself a favor and leave this guy. He has another child by another woman. You are certainly in denial and need help. Think of YOUR children - what will they say if they ever see this video.

    My heart bleeds for you. Please come to your senses.