February release date set for Jenny Sanford's book

South Carolina first lady Jenny Sanford's memoir will be released Feb. 5, months before the initial May publication date announced last fall.

The 240-page memoir, entitled "Staying True," will "recall her shock and anguish upon discovering that her husband was having an affair with a woman in Argentina, and the further pain when she learned — just a day ahead of most Americans — that he had not ended the affair when she believed he had," according to the book's publisher, Ballantine Books, a division of Random House.

"She reveals the source of her determination to be honest and forthright instead of the victim in the tabloid passion play that gripped the nation in June 2009," reads promotional material from the book's publisher.

While Mark and Jenny Sanford are due in divorce court next month, the book's release has not been timed to coincide with the proceeding, said Theresa Zoro, Jenny Sanford's publicist.

"It was done and we wanted to get it out there," Zoro said.

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