Til Politics Do Us Part by Paula L. Blanchard
A Political Wife's Declaration of Independence

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In her own words, directly from her heart to the page, Paula Blanchard, former First Lady of Michigan, describes her twenty-one year marriage to, and her divorce from, Michigan's most successful politician, James Blanchard. In her simple, painfully honest and forthright style, she takes us down the aisle on their wedding day and through their early marriage. She describes the birth of their son and her successful battle with a gripping depression. We follow the Blanchards as they forge their political partnership on the campaign trail to Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Congress. She gives us a bird's eye view of life in the Governor's Residence, and in the final chapters we follow her out the door when she leaves it all behind to strike out on her own. Her story describes the glamor and the glory of her life as the wife of a politician and its frustrations and disappointments. It culminates with her unwillingness to continue to pay the high price demanded by a political life and her decision to seek a divorce. She finally answers the questions so many have asked. "Why would Paula Blanchard turn her back and walk away from a life and marriage most people envy" "Why and how did she do it?" In 'TIL POLITICS DO US PART Paula Blanchard turns around to look at her past, fairly and squarely, and gives us an insightful, revealing and wide-open look at a model political marriage whose escalating price became too high.

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Published August 1, 1990 by Northmont Pub Inc. 237 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction