Monday, June 17, 2024

Ann Romney Book Coming Mid-September Addresses Her MS, Sex Life, 2012 Campaign


Ann Romney is a fighter and a survivor. I’m told that the new memoir coming from Mitt Romney’s outspoken wife is a doozy with plenty of revelations about her fight with multiple sclerosis, the effect on the Romneys’ sex life, and how she coped with the 2012 presidential campaign.

ann romney bookThe book is called “In this Together: My Story,” to be published by Tom Dunne/St. Martins Press on September 29th. All the proceeds are going to the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Mrs. Romney talks in the book about how she would come and go quietly throughout the 2012 campaign, never playing up her illness. She would “disappear” for a few days at a time.

One anecdote sure to get attention. According to spies, the first question Mitt asked when he and Ann got her MS diagnosis was about intimacy. My source says: “The doctor told them, ‘Couples find their own way’. Mitt was pretty dubious. The doctor said one couple would just clasp pinky’s to feel connected.” It’s unclear if the Romneys settled for that. But apparently they do exactly that now when they’re in public. Sweet stuff.

The timing of the book couldn’t be better. By September 29th, the Republican field should be in a frenzy. Ann Romney on the publicity circuit is going to be just what we need!


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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