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What Really Happened

John Edwards, Our Daughter, and Me

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The John Edwards–Rielle Hunter affair made headlines for years. “One of the biggest political scandals of all time,” “a fall from grace,” “a modern-day tragedy”—it’s a story that has been reported, distorted, and spun over and over again by the media, by political aides, by the U.S. government, by supposed friends. However, there is someone who actually knows the truth, someone who lived it from day one—the woman at the heart of the story itself: Rielle Hunter.

In the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestseller What Really Happened, Hunter offers an extremely personal account of her relationship with John Edwards: the facts of how they actually met, how their accidental love started and escalated, what it was like to fall in love with a married man who decided to run for president, the surprise of becoming pregnant during the campaign, how the affair became public, the extensive cover-up, and finally, what happened in the years after Edwards publicly admitted to being the father of their daughter, Frances Quinn.

Meet Edwards’s political players and get an intimate look at how they really operated. Learn about the evolution of “friends,” enablers, and do-gooders, their involvement with the affair and Edwards’s 2008 presidential campaign, and where the money from Rachel “Bunny” Mellon and Fred Baron actually went.

This book doesn’t spin the truth to achieve a prettier picture or a better story. It isn’t about changing anyone’s mind. It’s simply the facts, the truth of what really happened.

Customer Reviews

Why bother?

I think it's easy to write a book about someone you loathe AFTER they've died. Rielle's warped sense of truth doesn't exactly resonate honesty. To speak so inappropriately about a women who lost a child and was frankly dealt a shoddy hand in this life, WHO, in Elizabeth Edwards' shoes would behave any differently? Elizabeth clearly had her suspicions about her husband and had to smile through absolute humiliation WHILE fighting Brest cancer. Rielle thinks this book justifies her place in their world because she felt sliced? Because she hidden and kept in a closet so to speak? "What Really Happened" is a book written by a classless opportunist of a women who slept with a married man with NO REGARD. She clearly thinks John Edwards will be faithful to her and her alone, as if this lie is her true love story. I can't wait for the next mistress to get pregnant and write a book about Rielle. What a waste of paper, time and resources. Save your money.


She ruined any chance of. Quinn knowing her siblings when she danced on their mothers grave. She has zero class.

Omg. Selfish woman

Narcissistic is the word I'm looking for. To think that this woman is talking about a woman who passed from cancer and writes it in a book? Oh her daughter will be so embarrassed of her one day. Wow.

What Really Happened
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  • $24.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Published: Jun 22, 2012
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Seller: The Perseus Books Group, LLC
  • Print Length: 256 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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