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The Confession

James E. McGreevey

In August 2004, Governor James E. McGreevey of New Jersey made history when he declared "My truth is that I am a gay American," and announced his resignation. Now, in this extraordinarily candid memoir, McGreevey shares his story of a life of ambition, moral compromise, and redemption. From childhood, McGreevey lived a kind of idealized American life, and he strove to exceed expectations in everything he did. He won three elections by the age of thirty-six, and four years later nearly toppled the state's popular governor, Christie Todd Whitman. When he ran again, in 2001, he won by a landslide. Throughout his adult life McGreevey had been forced to suppress a fundamental truth: that he was gay. He knew that the only clear path to his dreams was to live a straight life, and so he split in two, accepting the traditional role of family man while denying his deepest emotions. And he discovered that becoming a political player demanded ethical shortcuts at least as corrosive as living in the closet. Written with honesty, grace, and rare insight, The Confession may be among the most honest political memoirs ever written.

In August 2004, Governor James E. McGreevey of New Jersey made history when he declared "My truth is that I am a gay American," and announced his resignation. Now, in this extraordinarily candid memoir, McGreevey shares his story of a life of ambition, moral compromise, and redemption. From childhood, McGreevey lived a kind of idealized American life, and he strove to exceed expectations in everything he did. He won three elections by the age of thirty-six, and four years later nearly toppled the state's popular governor, Christie Todd Whitman. When he ran again, in 2001, he won by a landslide. Throughout his adult life McGreevey had been forced to suppress a fundamental truth: that he was gay. He knew that the only clear path to his dreams was to live a straight life, and so he split in two, accepting the traditional role of family man while denying his deepest emotions. And he discovered that becoming a political player demanded ethical shortcuts at least as corrosive as living in the closet. Written with honesty, grace, and rare insight, The Confession may be among the most honest political memoirs ever written.
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In August 2004, Governor James E. McGreevey of New Jersey made history when he declared "My truth is that I am a gay American," and announced his resignation. Now, in this extraordinarily candid memoir, McGreevey shares his story of a life of ambition, moral compromise, and redemption. From childhood, McGreevey lived a kind of idealized American life, and he strove to exceed expectations in everything he did. He won three elections by the age of thirty-six, and four years later nearly toppled the state's popular governor, Christie Todd Whitman. When he ran again, in 2001, he won by a landslide. Throughout his adult life McGreevey had been forced to suppress a fundamental truth: that he was gay. He knew that the only clear path to his dreams was to live a straight life, and so he split in two, accepting the traditional role of family man while denying his deepest emotions. And he discovered that becoming a political player demanded ethical shortcuts at least as corrosive as living in the closet. Written with honesty, grace, and rare insight, The Confession may be among the most honest political memoirs ever written.

Language:

English

Length:

5h 36m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:36


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:42


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:46


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:19


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:19


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:09


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:27


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:25


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:22


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:26


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:57


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:14


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:27


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:21


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:26


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:47


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:52


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:12


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:41