What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter, and Me [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Overview


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.
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The proximate cause of John Edwards' political unraveling has a few scores to settle. Hunter occupied the center of the oddest sideshow of the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign: That summer, reports emerged that she had a child with the North Carolina senator, sparking months of denials (including a campaign staffer's false claim that he was the father). Hunter's clumsily written memoir is an extended exercise in blame assignment: Edwards' friends and campaign aides for being greedy, careerist, and manipulative; Edwards' wife for being a bully; and Edwards himself for being, as she told him at their first fateful meeting, "so hot!" To avoid furtive trysts as their affair deepened, she was hired to film Edwards' travels for online "webisodes." Hunter expresses an almost total disinterest in the politics she covered, and on the road, she rained contempt on nearly everybody surrounding the candidate. (In one instance, she recalls "some poverty woman who was really snotty to me.") Hunter reserves her deepest fury for Edwards' wife, Elizabeth, who's portrayed cartoonishly, forever screaming at her cowering husband. That Elizabeth's outrage might be justified by her husband's philandering seems to entirely escape Hunter, who rationalizes her status as a mistress by claiming that the Edwards' marriage was loveless and sexless. (Elizabeth's death from cancer in 2010 hardly softens her tone.) The flimsy prose, peppered with all-caps exclamations and high school-age sarcasm, grows even more tedious in the later chapters, as the author chronicles legalistic parrying over who paid how much to whom out of which accounts. The mood is lightened by photos of Hunter and Edwards with their daughter, Quinn, but a seething sense of superiority and entitlement persists. An object lesson in misguided tell-all writing: A woman hounded by the media while raising an infant fathered by a cheating man manages to render herself unsympathetic.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937856410
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/22/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 179,381
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author


Rielle Hunter has been writing since 1993. She has studied meditation, yoga, and Eastern philosophies. What Really Happened is Hunter's first book. She has one daughter, Frances Quinn.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Sixty-First and Park 3

2 Becoming a Mistress 13

3 Falling in Love 23

4 Working Girl 33

5 And Away We Go 39

6 The Real Deal 49

7 The Leaves Are Changing 59

8 The End of the Year 67

9 One Night Only 77

10 On and On 85

11 The Circle of Life 93

12 Odd Timing 101

13 Yes, I Am 109

14 Knock, Knock 117

15 "She Even Denied She Was Rielle Hunter!" 129

16 Band on the Run 141

17 The End of Just Me 149

18 Changing Diapers, Changing Everything 159

19 The End of My Mistress Stint 173

20 She is Not My Child 187

21 Goodbye, Santa Barbara 193

22 Jersey Girls 201

23 Father of the Year 211

24 The Last Chapter Before the Verdict 223

Epilogue 239

Acknowledgments 243

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  • Posted June 26, 2012

    I am donating my $15 to the Elizabeth Edwards Foundation. The El

    I am donating my $15 to the Elizabeth Edwards Foundation.
    The Elizabeth Edwards Foundation is a charitable organization which will provide educational opportunities, tools and support to youth with limited resources.
    A much, much better use of my money.

    55 out of 79 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2012

    This book is supposed to be a "love story?" Who is she kidding?

    First page of the book, Rielle Hunter states the book is a "love story." Could have fooled me and the rest of the world. Where's the love on John Edwards part? It's clear there isn't any. Hunter picks up some married man in a bar (JE.) Follows him all over the country. She obsessed over him and stalked him like in Fatal Attraction. John Edwards lies to her and everyone else constantly. She buys him a bootie call phone which he uses to request her sexual services while she's hiding in a lobby or bar waiting for him to call her. Next thing you know, she gets her wish and is knocked-up by this rich, married man whose wife was dying of cancer. Then, JE who Rielle claims is so "madly in love" with her, disappears. He didn't see her when she's pregnant. He never went to the hospital to see the baby. He denounced his baby on TV to the entire world. In fact, he spent just 3 hours total with Hunter and the baby from February until New Years. Yet, Rielle Hunter blames all this on Elizabeth Edwards. EE kicks him out of the house and then dies from cancer. He's now a free man and yet he still doesn't spend much time with Hunter, if any. When EE was alive he used her as the excuse why he couldn't be with Rielle. Now that she's dead, he uses his children as the excuse as why he can't be with her. Worse, he's never acknowledged Hunter's existence. He's a multimillionaire but leaves Hunter and his child for months without money for food. THIS IS LOVE? Throughout the book, Hunter judges Elizabeth Edwards. (Why didn't EE stay home with her children instead of campaigning after the cancer returned?) Reading this, I wanted to punch Hunter in the face. What Elizabeth Edwards does is NONE OF Rielle Hunter's business! How dare Hunter judge Elizabeth Edwards! The Edwards marriage is NONE of Hunter's business. How dare she judge their 30 year marriage. The fact remains, JE chose his wife and family over his mistress & illegitimate kid. Hunter blames Elizabeth Edwards for that. Rielle Hunter intruded on Elizabeth Edwards and her family and destroyed their lives. However, twisted Rielle Hunter has the unbelievable audacity to be annoyed at Elizabeth Edwards for inconveniencing HER! God help Quinn when she reads this sick twisted fantasy her mother wrote. It's sad really. Rielle Hunter has no concept of the truth. Worse, she has no class, morals or decency.

    51 out of 52 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2012

    Should be called, "Why I hate Elizabeth"

    I think this book is honest in some respects, dishonest in others and absolutely horrifying in how Hunter trashes the dead wife of Edwards. Also, has this woman ever had a real job? She seems to have a sense of entitlement I find disturbing...this book is full of name dropping high end hotels, clothing brands and stores,private planes and fancy cars, all on others dime. When she met Edwards she was living in the attic of a friend in New Jersey. In end, I just couldn't believe how much she went after the mother of her daughter's siblings--I hope her daughter will be able to have a relationship with them after this book.

    42 out of 47 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 15, 2012

    Rielle Hunter is NEVER going to GET IT. She's a psychopath.

    Elizabeth Edwards tried so hard to protect John Edwards from this poisonous psychopath. Time and time again, John Edwards tried to do the right thing and break it off with Hunter. Time and time again, Hunter interposed in this family's lives. And then, of course, Hunter plotted and connived and got herself pregnant on purpose to insure they were all stuck with her forever and had to support her financially. This must have tortured Elizabeth Edwards to watch her successful, optimistic, husband destroy himself and the rest of the family - all for nothing. And how horrible for Quinn to be used this way. She was created by Rielle Hunter to trap a married man and ruin his life and for monetary purposes. NO CHILD should be used this way. Hunter has said a million times how 'off the rails' the Edwards marriage was for 20 years. However, this is WISHFUL thinking AND AN EXCUSE on her part. In her warped head, she thinks this justifies her home-wrecking behavior. John Edwards and Elizabeth Edwards seemed to have a normal, happy marriage up until Hunter destroyed their marriage and family. It's obvious he respected and admired Elizabeth and treated her like a Queen. He didn't HAVE to stay married to her for over 30 years, like Hunter insists he was a helpless hostage in that marriage. Ridiculous!!!! John Edwards WANTED to be married to her. He was PROUD of his wife and he let the whole world know it. Like many men having a mid-life crisis, if a cheap tart throws herself at him, like Hunter did, he's not going to throw her off his lap, but that doesn't mean he doesn't love his wife, or wants to be married to a hooker. John Edwards sure as HELL never loved Rielle Hunter, he more than proved that by treating her so poorly, and yet, in her delusional mind, she thought he did. John Edwards is very close to his own family and Elizabeth Edwards wrote in her books that she was very close to her family. She was all about family and friends. Rielle Hunter doesn't know the FIRST THING about healthy relationships because she NEVER had a healthy relationship. How can she dare judge or criticize the Edwards marriage? Hunter has no family relationships and just goes from friend to friend. Her OWN immediate family wants nothing to do with her. Lord knows, she didn't have a healthy relationship with John Edwards. She calls herself and John Edwards 'Kurt and Goldie.' Hilarious! Kurt and Goldie are EQUAL partners and they LIVE together. John Edwards never had any intention of acknowledging Hunter, let alone setting up house with her. Her relationship with Edwards was a degrading one. He DEGRADED her! Summoned her up to his hotel room for sex in the middle of the night. She is so cheap. It's obvious to me, Hunter is jealous of all the successful friendships and family relationships that Elizabeth Edwards enjoyed in her life. I'm sure Hunter's book upset the Edwards family. They thought they were DONE with her drama and then she does this to them. She's a horrible human being. And she's NEVER going to GET IT! The good news is Rielle Hunter hung herself and burned all bridges with John Edwards and his entire family. John Edwards loyalties have to be with his own children with Elizabeth. Even the best piece of kiester is not worth losing your children over. And I'm sorry, his legitimate children with Elizabeth come before Quinn. Bye-bye, Rielle. I truly feel sorry for anyone unfortunate enough to be in your life. You are a trouble-maker with a capital T.

    41 out of 42 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2012

    A PATHOLOGICAL LIARS VERSION OF WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

    I believe Rielle Hunter is being honest for the most part. However, everything she writes about Elizabeth Edwards, she received the information from John Edwards a man who lied to her and everyone else time and time again. It is sickening how she blames Elizabeth Edwards for everything and defends John Edwards for all his baloney. I don't know how Rielle Hunter didn't feel dirty using John Edwards ATM card and taking money from Fred Baron. She has no shame that way. Actually, she has no shame in many ways. It's scary how she perceives things. Example: Hunter seems to believe her relationship with "Johnny" is a great love story. I read the book and think the man treats her like garbage. He doesn't call her. He don't buy her anything. He denied their beautiful daughter. He called her a "crazy you-know-what." Why would she believe anything he said about Elizabeth? Even now, years after Elizabeth Edwards death, he's clearly ashamed to be seen with her. Yet, when Elizabeth Edwards was alive, he never stopped gushing about how much he loved his wife, respected her, etc. This must infuriate Hunter yet she blames Elizabeth, not Johnny. Just because a man doesn't kick you out of bed, doesn't mean he loves you, but Rielle Hunter seems to think that sex in a motel room is how a man shows his love. Very disturbing. I read NOTHING to indicate John Edwards ever loved her. Hunter clearly resents Elizabeth Edwards because Johnny bought HER the biggest home in North Carolina while she sits in a tiny rental home. My take on the situation is Hunter is transferring her anger at John Edwards onto Elizabeth Edwards. Whenever John Edwards does something outrageous, Hunter gets furious at herself. Why can't she be furious at John Edwards? It's HIM not Elizabeth Edwards who Hunter should direct her anger at. If Elizabeth Edwards acted crazy the last years of her life, it's because John Edwards drove her crazy. If you read Andrew Young's The Politician and thought John Edwards was a dirt-ball before, you're really going to think he's a bad guy after reading What Really Happened. Anyway, the book is not a bad read so I will be fair and give it 3 stars. All the information Hunter writes about Elizabeth Edwards is second hand information from a complete liar (John Edwards.) With respect to Elizabeth Edwards, the book is fiction, because John Edwards can't tell the truth if his life depends on it. The last person Quinn should believe is something her father said.

    40 out of 42 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2012

    Why was this person given a book deal? She slept with a married

    Why was this person given a book deal? She slept with a married man whose wife was dying of cancer , I don't care what his job was or what office he was running for, nor do I have any respect left for him anymore. The idea of needing to know her side of the story is sad and she is hurting people all over again. If she cared for her daughter, she should let it be, she's done enough damage. Did not read, will not read.

    40 out of 63 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 16, 2012

    The Edwards family was betrayed by Rielle Hunter. They need to shun her.

    Hunter spends the entire book trying to convince Elizabeth Edwards children how crazy and evil their mother really was. You gotta laugh at this. Hunter just plots and connives and destroys everything in her path. How could John Edwards get caught up with this sociopath? Unbelievable how Rielle Hunter even throws John Edwards sister, Kathy, under a bus and reveals their private conversations. I'm sure that's going over real well in the Edwards family. If Kathy talks to Rielle Hunter again - she's very foolish and she's being disrespectful to her nieces and nephew. And who is the mistress to speak on behalf of John Edwards and his family to tell what everyone thought of Elizabeth? John Edwards never said a bad word about his wife in public, so why does Hunter think it's remotely appropriate that she speaks for him??!!! Worse, she's SELLING his private information. Ironically, Hunter writes Elizabeth was much angrier with John Edwards about the affair then she was with her. Which is reasonable and rational. You should be angrier at your cheating spouse. Yet, Rielle Hunter never blamed John Edwards for anything; He denied their daughter, he didn't call to ask about his daughter, he didn't see their daughter, he didn't give them money for child support or even food. Yet Rielle Hunter blames all this on ELIZABETH!!! Is Rielle Hunter really this crazy? The answer is yes. During one of the many times John Edwards dumped Hunter, Rielle begged him not to cut the connection to her (she used Quinn as the excuse.) I don't care if they have a child together. He needs to cut the connection to Rielle Hunter. Someone can transport Quinn to the Edwards home for visitation. At this point, he would be betraying his own children with Elizabeth if he had any more contact with this awful ex-mistress. She's done them all enough dirt to last 3 lifetimes.

    38 out of 38 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2012

    Hunter RIPS ELIZABETH EDWARDS TO SHREDS!!! I am shocked by how

    Hunter RIPS ELIZABETH EDWARDS TO SHREDS!!! I am shocked by how hateful and jealous Rielle Hunter is of a dead lady. I am shocked she could do this to John Edwards legitimate children. Couple things enrage me the most. In between Hunter's hateful remarks about Elizabeth, she goes on to write how she's so "sad" and "heartbroken" because Elizabeth Edwards is so pathetic and "crazy." Unfreakingbelivable!!!! Elizabeth Edwards is the LAST person on earth who wanted pity from anyone let alone pity from the town tramp. Even on Elizabeth's craziest day (which John Edwards caused), she's never been as crazy as Rielle Hunter. As far as I know, Elizabeth Edwards never picked up strange married men in bars, and then, even after being told the married man has multiple sexually partners - she sleeps with him an hour later - with NO protection !!!!! What woman in her FORTIES is crazy enough to do that?? Hunter made a couple of references in the book where she thinks SHE'S entitled to money for being the "mother of John Edwards daughter." I don't think so. The sad fact is Hunter's sorry status in life is that of " Woman of ill-repute and mother of John Edwards illegitimate daughter, a daughter Hunter tricked him into." John Edwards has FOUR legitimate children from his long time marriage to a highly respectable lady. The mother of THOSE children deserves respect and earned her respectable status. She didn't deserve to be ripped to shreds by this low-life vixen who INTRUDED ON THE EDWARDS FAMILY. And Rielle Hunter doesn't deserve a damn penny. The poor, innocent, illegitimate child deserves child support and her fathers time - WITHOUT RIELLE HUNTER AROUND. Hunter deserves NOTHING. A damn shame Rielle Hunter destroyed any hope of that family blending. Gone now. Rielle Hunter took away any chance of healing or peace for little Quinn to fit into that family. I feel so sorry for that little girl. She's going to absolutely despise her mother when she's older.

    38 out of 39 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2012

    Instead of giving Rielle Hunter money she doesn't deserve, how

    Instead of giving Rielle Hunter money she doesn't deserve, how about all of us donate $15 to the Elizabeth Edwards Foundation. At least the money will go towards a good cause and will send a message to Ms. Hunter that you don't get rewarded for writing a tell all which trashes Elizabeth Edwards.

    35 out of 50 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 2, 2012

    I read the book. It's a piece of work by a selfish, highly del

    I read the book. It's a piece of work by a selfish, highly delusional woman. She throws John Edwards and the entire Edwards family under a bus, throughout the entire book. Elizabeth, she portrays as a complete monster. John Edwards, she portrays as a lying, simpleton who never matured past age 14. She portrays herself "following her heart" - and to Rielle Hunter whatever her heart desired was fine and dandy and excused all her horrendous behavior. It's clear in the book, John Edwards is a selfish, lying, narcissist and he's just using her, but she's too stupid to believe him. Rielle Hunter never spoke to Elizabeth Edwards when she was alive. As far as I'm concerned, what is said about Elizabeth Edwards should be taken with a grain of salt because it's all hearsay from John Edwards - a known pathological liar. The only Elizabeth Edwards the world ever saw was a beautiful, smart, classy, dignified, wonderful wife and mother. I'm sure EE had her moments behind the scenes. Who wouldn't be angry if their beloved son died so young and so tragically, you were dying of cancer and your husband of 30 years wouldn't stop lying to you and then impregnated the town trollop? Hunter says time and time again how John Edwards is madly in love with her. If you read Hunter's book, it's obvious - he never loved her - he treats her like crap. He enjoyed the free bootie call she provided, but that's as far as their "relationship" went. (She calls what they had a "relationship." She's delusional. He was just stringing her along because he needed her to shut up until after the criminal trial.) The part that enraged me the most in the book is when Hunter wrote (regarding EE's objection of Rielle Hunter going to the media to out John Edwards as the father.) "Her actions were teaching her kids to lie and deny is better than telling the truth." What did Rielle Hunter's actions teach Quinn? How to be a manipulative, sneaky, conniving, low-life, home wrecking, leech, trampy mistress and cockroach? I feel very sorry for Quinn, but mostly I feel badly for John Edward's children. I am sick for them. Their mother was a remarkable woman. She was highly respected, admired by everyone. They should be nothing but proud of their dear mother. That's the real TRUTH!!!

    34 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2012

    I don't want to provide this woman with any further money. All

    I don't want to provide this woman with any further money. All that she and Mr. Edwards did hurt so many people and their actions will continue to hurt all the children involved. And then to compound all that hurt by writing a book about it? No, thanks.

    34 out of 55 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 26, 2012

    I wouldn't give this woman one cent. Shame on her. All I can s

    I wouldn't give this woman one cent. Shame on her. All I can say is KARMA, Ms. Hunter.

    30 out of 50 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2012

    What Really Happened is that an amoral, grasping woman met an am

    What Really Happened is that an amoral, grasping woman met an ambitious, pretentious man and thought the rules would change just for her. This story is as old as dirt, and as tiresome. She knew he was married; she chased him anyway. She was old enough to know how not to get pregnant; but did so anyway. (The "surprise of becoming pregnant"? Please.) Without discounting Edward's self-centered and inflated sense of entitlement, Hunter is in no way a sympathetic character. Does she really think we should feel sorry for her when she describes the cancer-ridden Elizabeth Edwards as "obsessed" with the fact that her husband was cheating and lying? Ugh...just...ugh. I will not buy this book; we would all be better off donating the $15 to cancer research. I feel sorry for the child of this union who will have to grow up knowing that both her parents are pieces of trash.

    25 out of 38 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 26, 2012

    Who really cares.... I wouldn't read it if it were given to me.

    Who really cares.... I wouldn't read it if it were given to me. Might make a good door stop.

    25 out of 44 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 17, 2012

    It was all about sex for John Edwards. Damn is she stupid!!!!

    Is she the dumbest most desperate middle aged woman in America, or what?
    The only thing John Edwards ever wanted from this cheap whore was sex. John Edwards stayed married to Elizabeth Edwards for 30 years because he wanted to, not because Elizabeth put a gun to his head like Hunter tries to convince herself. Rielle Hunter - do yourself a favor and buy Greg Behrendt's book He's Just Not That Into You. A woman as old as you should already know when a man isn't into her, but you clearly don't get it. John Edwards isn't into you, stupid!

    24 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 7, 2012

    First she castrated John Edwards, now she's throwing acid in his

    First she castrated John Edwards, now she's throwing acid in his face. I can see why John Edwards is so madly in love with Rielle Hunter. She's so accomplished, moral and classy. And look how far he's gotten in life with her help!!! No wonder he loves taking her out and flaunting her. And it's obvious why she's so madly in love with her Johnny. She has to beg her lawyer for money for food for her and Quinn because John Edwards won't her give a damn penny. What a beautiful love story to tell Quinn.

    24 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2012

    I consider myself fairly liberal regarding most social issues, b

    I consider myself fairly liberal regarding most social issues, but adultery is not something I believe we should tolerate, much less reward with book deals. For all the howling over marriage equality for same-sex couples, it's people like John Edwards and Rielle Hunter who are undermining the institution of marriage. Unless she is acknowledging the harm they've done Elizabeth, shows remorse and looks to make reparations for damage done, this book is not ever going to be on my reading list.

    24 out of 39 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2012

    Rielle is the most arrogant, devious, entitled, strumpet to ever exist!

    I cringed throughout the entire book reading how Rielle Hunter, the obnoxious mistress from hell, hated and was jealous of the wife, Mrs. Edwards. Not only does Rielle Hunter hate Mrs. Edwards, but she tries to convince the reader that everyone in the Edwards family hated Mrs. Edwards.(Hunter writes how Kathy, John's sister, always wanted to run to the media to trash her sister-in-law, but didn't. How Kathy was always in tears after talking to her sister-in-law on the phone because Elizabeth was always so mean to her.) Cate Edwards must be heartbroken hearing that her aunt became close to Rielle Hunter and trashed her dead mother to the evil vixen who destroyed her father and broke up her family! If I were Cate, I'd be very upset if any of the Edwards were talking and hanging out with Rielle Hunter. The Edwards' should embrace Quinn but not Rielle Hunter. Throughout the entire book, Rielle Hunter tries her best to get the readers to hate Elizabeth Edwards and feel sorry for her and Quinn. While I don't believe John Edwards is a demon and Mrs. Edwards was a saint - Rielle Hunter is a HOME WRECKER of the highest order. Rielle Hunter never cared about John Edwards or his children. Lust and obsession have NOTHING to do with love! The ONLY person Rielle Hunter is looking out for is herself. Mrs. Edwards is the person who truly cared about John Edwards - she always had his back. She always spoke well of him and made him look better than he really was. And he reciprocated that. He spoke so well of her. Mrs. Edwards was John's greatest asset and ally. Unfortunately, she couldn't save her family from the devious mistress who hit on her husband and immediately spread her legs in his hotel room and brainwashed the naive, vulnerable, weak John Edwards. Rielle Hunter, the life-coach, did her magic and destroyed him. Turns out, John Edwards (ACCORDING TO RIELLE HUNTER) is the most cowardly, weak man who ever lived, he's also a completely unsophisticated, dishonest, horny, Southern hick. A man who can't cross the street unless she puts on her "teacher's hat" and "helps" him. If I hear her write or say one more time "Andrew Young claimed paternity" I'll spit. SHE is the mother of Quinn and SHE is the one who CLAIMED Andrew Young was the father of Quinn!!! End of story. What does Andrew Young have to do with what SHE did? If John Edwards was such a vile pig he disowned his own child - why the HELL is Rielle Hunter blaming Andrew, Cherrie, Elizabeth for HIS actions? It's sad Rielle Hunter convinces herself of her delusional nonsense, but it's tragic she wrote a book revealing to the world how mentally disturbed she really is. I felt so sorry for Josh Brumberger, John Edwards aide. He's obviously a good guy who saw Hunter for who she is and he tried to save John Edwards from destroying himself over the likes of her. However, John Edwards was too brainwashed by lust at the time. I couldn't believe Rielle Hunter used her position as John Edwards' slut to brag in her book (to Quinn) "of course Johnny was going to pick me over hard-working, moral, nice guy, Josh. After all, Josh wasn't screwing the boss. I was! How DARE Josh object to me sleeping with the very married man (with young children) who was running for president!" Disgusting, Delusional, & disturbing! I can't believe ANYONE could be so arrogant, vile, entitled. Rielle Hunter is a total nightmare. Let her book be a warning to anyone out there who

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  • Posted July 19, 2012

    THERE WERE 2 PEOPLE IN THAT MARRIAGE PLUS A TOXIC BLEACHED BLOND INTRUDER

    Sorry Cupcake. You can rationalize your con-artist games all you want. John Edwards was married to Elizabeth Edwards until the day she died. They were never divorced. You were not in a "relationship" with John and Elizabeth Edwards. It's an absolute insult to his children you going around saying you were in this 3-way "relationship." There were TWO people in that 30 year marriage. You were an intruder and home wrecker. You hurt his young children with your selfishness and lack of any consideration for their young lives, not to mention you hurt a dying woman who already suffered a life-time of pain because she lost her precious son. Shame on you. YOU owe his children an apology. (You also owe Quinn an apology for forcing her into a firestorm when you forced her into this world.) Of course, John Edwards legitimate children will never receive an apology from you because according to you, your affair with their father is all their mother's fault because she was so crazy and abusive she deserved all the misery that you brought to her. You are such a silly cliche. Don't all mistresses justify their trashy behavior by telling themselves this hogwash? By the way, YOU weren't there in the Edwards home when all this "abuse" supposedly took place. How dare you speak for John Edwards and put words in his mouth TO HIS OWN CHILDREN! Unless HE tells them himself - YOU shut-up about their deceased mother. How tacky and mean can you be? Stop selling the fairy-tale that Johnny was dying to be in your life full-time, but big bad Elizabeth Edwards was holding a gun to his head, preventing you two teenager lovers from running off together. This is even more laughable than when you claimed Andrew Young was Quinn's father. Honey, I hate to burst your bubble, but John Edwards was free to be with you long ago. He makes the choice everyday NOT to be with you - because he doesn't think you are special to him. The most attention you'll ever get from Johnny is a nighttime romp in the hay, if he's horny enough, but any reasonably attractive woman will do. NEWSFLASH: Sex isn't love. However, you dangerously confuse the two. And please stop insulting everyone's intelligence by saying you HAD to stay with Johnny, (every time he dumped you), to SAVE him from his life with his beast of a wife. Oh, that was a real horror story John Edwards was living with Elizabeth before you came along to rescue him from it all. Respected and admired by everyone, almost becoming president, everything he touched turned to gold, lovely family. Good thing you saved 'your Johnny' from that hell-hole great life he enjoyed. Sweetie, you're not a "life-coach", you're a death-coach. You caused the death of the Edwards family, the death of John Edwards former wonderful life and career, and the stress you caused Elizabeth killed her sooner than she needed to go. Just because John Edwards got some nookie elsewhere at times, didn't mean he didn't love his wife or family. He didn't stay with her for 30 years for nothing. You claim Andrew Young used YOU to stay connected to John Edwards. Pot calling the kettle. It's obvious you use QUINN to stay connected to John Edwards. You insist you're a family. Ludicrous! He has his OWN family, and it's not you. Quinn is his illegitimate kid but you're just the baby mamma and he's not with. You caused his life to be reduced to rubble and the only way he can rebuild is to cut you out of his life. Elizabeth Edward

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  • Posted July 11, 2012

    Hey Lisa, bet Cate Edwards sees to it that you never see her bro

    Hey Lisa, bet Cate Edwards sees to it that you never see her brother or sister (who you claim to love) ever again!!! And STOP calling the Edwards YOUR FAMILY. They were NEVER your family. YOUR REAL Family has NOTHING to do with you!! How freaking pathetic is that??? You have a mother and 3 sisters and only ONE of your sisters talks to you??? If your OWN immediate family hates you, this says a lot. You've probably caused your mother and sisters a lot of grief just like you did to everyone else in your life. Your book is a COMEDY. John Edwards just used you for sex. You must be the dumbest bleached blond alive. He'd drop dead before he took you out in public. He's embarrassed of you!!!! He dumped you for good this time. Go out a get a freaking JOB, you weirdo!!! And start supporting the poor kid you tricked Johnny into. You destroyed the man's entire life. You made Elizabeth Edwards final year a living HELL. You are clearly ruining Quinn's life. The poor kid is only 4 years old and you already BURNED THE BRIDGE with her entire family. Leave the Edwards family ALONE!!!!! Poor Quinn. I hope John Edwards gets custody of her. I hope his 2nd wife raises her.

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