I picked up this book because I had done a bit of research into student resiliency during the course of my ed. degree and I thought it might compliment that knowledge. What I found was quite a personal story of Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former democratic vice president nominee John Edwards. Though she is apparently a 'most beloved' American political figure, I didn't know anything of her life before reading this book. What she relates is telling of how tragedy and hardship are present in even a most picture perfect life. What I found most useful in her story was her description of her struggle reconfiguring idealized images of who she thought she was after tragedy. The point being that her own assumptions about the future were often the most difficult things to let go of in her effort to move forward.
One other part of her story, which she only barely touches on but fits with the overall message, was her husband's marital indiscretions. I don't know if it's just coincidental timing but this part of her story really reminds me of The Good Wife, which Elizabeth Edwards certainly seems to be. I don't know where she's at at this point in her journey but certainly hope the Hollywood Gossip is as trust worthy as its ever been because she seems like a nice lady and would probably like to have some closure -by that I meant she might like her life out of the spot light.
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