The Confession [abridged]

The Confession [abridged]

Synopsis

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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Chapters

  • Chapter 001
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 002
    Duration: 05min
  • Chapter 003
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 004
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 005
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 006
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 007
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 008
    Duration: 05min
  • Chapter 009
    Duration: 06min
  • Chapter 010
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 011
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 012
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 013
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 014
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 015
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 016
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 017
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 018
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 019
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 020
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 021
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 022
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 023
    Duration: 12min
  • Chapter 024
    Duration: 10min
  • Chapter 025
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 026
    Duration: 06min
  • Chapter 027
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 028
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 029
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 030
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 031
    Duration: 11min
  • Chapter 032
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 033
    Duration: 06min
  • Chapter 034
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 035
    Duration: 09min
  • Chapter 036
    Duration: 08min
  • Chapter 037
    Duration: 07min
  • Chapter 038
    Duration: 05min
  • Chapter 039
    Duration: 01min
  • sample
    Duration: 01min

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