Former New Jersey Governor James Mc Greevey gave us his √¢‚Ç¨≈ìI am a gay American” speech in August 2004, but apparently that, and the ensuing media frenzy, wasn√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢t enough. The Ex-gov, compelled to share the nitty gritty of his childhood, two sham marriages, and gay sex life has written his autobiography, The Confession. Oh yeah, there√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s a heavy dose of his New Jersey politics mixed into it too. From the Star Ledger:
It spans his whole life because his time as governor was very much influenced by his whole life.”The book will include details about McGreevey’s gay sex life and his efforts to keep his homosexuality hidden through two marriages and a political career that took him from Woodbridge Town Hall to the Statehouse, according to two people familiar with the book.
Amazon.com announced it is taking advance orders for the book — scheduled to come out
in September — but local booksellers
are giving this confession a big yawn. We asked manager Margo Sage-el at Watchung Booksellers what she thought: “I don’t think it will be popular with our readers…After all, who cares? Our readers aren’t into celebrity bios – the part about New Jersey politics might be interesting. I’ll order one or two.”
If the point of writing this is absolution and redemption – as memoirs often seem – may we suggest a sizzling personal face off on The Colbert Report.