Valérie Trierweiler

Thank You for This Moment

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The breakdown of Valérie Trierweiler's relationship with French President François Hollande was spread mercilessly across the front pages. News of Hollande's infidelity first broke in January 2014, when Closer magazine published photographs allegedly proving a secret affair between him and actress Julie Gayet. Trierweiler learnt of the affair through the press, just like everyone else, and was subsequently hospitalised. As the world's media descended on the salacious details of the story and its damaging political implications, the embattled President vowed to see out his term in the face of rapidly sinking approval ratings. First published in France in September 2014, it promptly became the fastest-selling book in French history. Trierweiler's memoir proved incendiary, sending shockwaves through the establishment for its revelations about the President's politics and personal life. In a nation that strives not to pry into the private lives of its politicians, the book sparked intense debate about the role of 'the President's bedroom' in political life and public discourse. Thank You for This Moment is the unapologetic and unadulterated account of Trierweiler's years with the President. Told with shattering clarity, it displays a voice that refuses to be silenced for political expediency.
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263 printed pages
Original publication
2014

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