The Confession

Version: Abridged
Author: James McGreevey
Narrator: James McGreevey
Genres: Biography & Memoir, Politics, Law & Politics, Biography
Publisher: ReganBooks
Published In: October 2006
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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In August 2004, New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey made history when he stepped before microphones, declared "My truth is that I am a gay American," and resigned his office. Now, for the first time, McGreevey tells the full story of his political rise and fall, in a book that blends intrigue, revelation, and a window into what it means to be an American citizen trying to negotiate the ethical minefields of contemporary politics.

Reviews (2)

A Brave Man

Written by Anonymous on December 1st, 2010

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I was pulled into this book from the beginning, hearing the real story from the author's life history was very interesting, and his admission of wrong doing, on more than one occasion, and going public with it was a very brave act, and kept a dishonest man from getting Blood Money! The authors accent is a bit hard to understand at times, I had to replay a few sentences to understand what was being said, but it was worth it.

Arrogance and Self-Absorption

Written by Peggy Stortz on July 23rd, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Read this book just to be astounded that anyone could be so selfish as to marry two different women while all along knowing that he is gay. McGreevey admits to marrying to further his political agenda. While he claims to love and respect his two wives, I find it very difficult to believe that you could so callously destroy the lives of two women whom you truly loved and respected. McGreevey's wife has written her own memoir, A Silent Partner which really helps the reader to understand the pain and suffering that was created by McGreevey's narcissism. Consider this book an education on the tragedy of any person not being authentic and honest with the other people in their lives.