Thursday, April 19, 2012

Happy Thursday...

Quote for the Day:
"Women are like cell phones. They like to be held and talked to,
but push the wrong button, and you'll be disconnected."

Here we are...we've made it to Thursday so far this week!  Sometimes that can be a major accomplishment! 

I was awakened early this morning by the sound of a pneumatic gun nearby.  :(    It appears as though one of the neighbors is having some home improvements done to the outside of their house...looks like a new roof and possibly new siding...and the construction sounds woke me up.  Arghhhh...

I don't have much for you today, except that I thought I'd share another book review with you all.  :)

I just finished reading "Silent Partner:  A memoir of my marriage" by Dina Matos McGreeevey.

The truth behind the lies.
It was an unforgettable scene. Dina Matos McGreevey, an attractive woman in her mid-thirties, wife, mother, and First Lady of the state of New Jersey, watched silently as her husband, then New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey, resigned his office with the revelation that he was a "gay American." The picture of grace and loyalty, perfectly composed in her pale blue suit, Dina Matos McGreevey gave no sign of the tangled mixture of fear, sorrow, and anger she felt that day, no hint of the devastation that was to come. Since then she has been asked repeatedly about the nature of her marriage, about what she knew and when she knew it. Since then, she has remained silent. Until now.
Speaking up at last, Dina Matos McGreevey here recounts the details of her marriage to Jim McGreevey. What emerges is a tale of love and betrayal, of heartbreak and scandal . . . and ultimately, hope.
It all began with so much promise. Dina Matos was a responsible and civic-minded young woman who fell in love with the passion of political action. When Jim McGreevey walked into her life, he appeared to be a kind and loving man, someone with whom she could build a life based on shared ideals, a strong spiritual commitment, and a desire to make a difference in the world. Beyond their initial chemistry, Dina Matos was attracted by Jim McGreevey's principles and his unwavering devotion to his work. She didnt know that his life, and thus their marriage, were built on a foundation of lies; that his past was littered with casual sexual encounters in seedy bookstores and public parks; or that, by his own admission, he began an adulterous affair with another man while she was in the hospital awaiting the birth of their child. "Could I have known," she asks "How could I have known"
With scalding honesty, she tells of her life with the former governor, of the politics and public service that brought them together, and the lies that tore them apart.
Here is a story of a marriage that was anything but happily-ever-after, told by a strong and resilient woman who can, and finally will, speak for herself.
This book was actually written in 2007, and from a Google search, I found that even more legal stuff has transpired between the couple since then.  But even with the "age" of the book, I still found the book to be a very interesting read.  In fact, I have already turned the book over to a friend to read!   (Most of my books these days are either ebooks or audiobooks, but this was a REAL book that I had picked up at Goodwill!) 

Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!


1 comment:

  1. Love that "REAL book" comment. I don't think even the people who read e-books consider them REAL books. I just read "American Sniper" by Chris Kyle. While he uses rough language and it might not be for some, I thought it was refreshing to read something about the Iraqi war written by someone who was on the ground fighting it. He states at the beginning that while the book was reviewed by security agencies for breaches of national security there is still plenty in it that they don't like and as I read I definitely saw things the security people, the military and the politicians wouldn't like. Way too much of what the American public hears from the news media is so filtered and slanted as to be useless.