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Have you read STAYING TRUE by Jenny Sanford?

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

staying trueIn this candid and compelling memoir—now a New York Times bestseller—the first lady of South Carolina reveals the private ordeal behind her very public betrayal, and offers inspiration for anyone struggling to keep faith during life’s most trying times.

Below are some discussions questions to ponder. Let us know what you think!

1.) Many people feel that memoir is such a compelling genre because real life is sometimes stranger than fiction. Were you interested in Jenny Sanford’s memoir because of the well-publicized real-life events it chronicles? Did the book satisfy your hope for details about how she dealt with this difficult time in her life?

2.) Staying True chronicles the long-span of the Sanford marriage – more than twenty years from the day they met – yet Jenny Sanford chose to begin and end the book with events from the summer of 2009. Do you feel this drew you into the story? Kept you in suspense? Or dealt up front with what many people already knew about Mrs. Sanford?  How did the author’s story-telling decisions affect your reading experience?

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