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We End in Joy: Memoirs of a First Daughter

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We End in Joy: Memoirs of a First Daughter offers an extraordinary perspective on public life in an intimate account from the daughter of a highly controversial southern governor and a widely beloved first lady.Angela Jordan enjoyed a comfortable and quiet life in Vicksburg, the small southern town in which she was reared. She was a thirty-five-year-old mother of three daughters, and a woman with a politically liberal bent, when, against all history's odds, Mississippians elected her conservative Republican father, Kirk Fordice, governor in 1991.Suddenly fate threw the whole Fordice family into the glaring lights of public life. They made headlines, enlivened the 6 o'clock television news, and provided fodder for every dinner table conversation and robust political speculation around the Southeast. As the Governor and First Lady Fordices' longstanding marriage dissolved slowly and publicly over two terms in office, everyone with a newspaper subscription or a cable connection watched the train wreck and high-profile betrayals.

In honest, direct, sometimes poignant, and often funny prose, the author offers a rare glimpse into a profoundly complex family and its painfully public fall from grace. Though the book is the story behind the headlines of one of Mississippi's prominent families, Jordan's narrative will also resonate with anyone who has experienced humiliation, divorce, or loss, whether public or private. Through it all, Jordan finds a story of joy ascendant, and the wonder of discovering that in the deepest sorrow, light and love always shine through.

Synopsis:

The astonishing, uplifting and hilarious account of maverick Mississippi governor Kirk Fordice and his family

About the Author

Angela Fordice Jordan is a freelance writer and mother of three grown daughters. She lives in the mountains of North Carolina with her husband, Bob.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781617036064
Subtitle:
Memoirs of a First Daughter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Foreword:
Ramsey, Marshall
Author:
Ramsey, Marshall
Author:
Jordan, Angela Fordice
Subject:
Memoir
Subject:
Southern History
Subject:
Politics
Subject:
Mississippi
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Political
Subject:
Mississippi - Politics and government - 1951-
Publication Date:
20120808
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192

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Biography » Political

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