I've just helped Damian Green's wife Alicia Collinson publish a book called POLITICS FOR PARTNERS: HOW TO LIVE WITH A POLITICIAN. It's a book about the pitfalls of living with a politician and what to do about it. I guess it's aim is to warn political spouses what they may be letting themselves in for. There are some cracking anecdotes and illustrations. Anyway, if you're in politics and you want to frighten the living daylights out of your partner, this book's for you. Buy it HERE!
UPDATE: Mary Ann Sieghart wrote about it in T2 yesterday HERE. She writes: "It has section headings such as “Don’t suffer in silence on your own” and “Suspend your own ego?” Ego-suspension, in fact, is the theme of the book. No one is interested in your opinion unless it is controversially different from your partner’s, in which case you’re both in trouble. As Collinson writes: “It can be extremely difficult to tread the line between being controversial and being entertaining. When meeting someone for the first time, err on the side of caution.” Edna Healey, wife of Denis, told me some years ago that politicians’ wives can’t win: “If you say ‘This is what I believe’, people either say ‘She only thinks that because Denis does’ or ‘Fancy Denis Healey’s wife thinking something like that!’