Being married to John for thirty-eight years was an adventure. Because of what I learned from him about honor and courage, I know how to use my voice to stand up for what I believe is best for me, my family, and America. Writing Stronger at this time was important to me, and I’m excited to share the full story of our life together.

About the book

In this intimate memoir from Mrs. McCain, the widow of Senator John McCain opens up about her beloved husband, their thirty-eight-year marriage, and the trials and triumphs of her singular American life. Mrs. McCain recounts the struggles and joys of being a political spouse, relives their early years together and their journey to create a blended family, and reminds us that Senator McCain represented something better and more substantial than the egocentric politics of today. She shares how his love, his tenacity, and his resolve gave her the courage and confidence to find her own voice.

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About Cindy McCain

Cindy McCain is the chairman of the board of the McCain Institute for International Leadership. Married to Senator John McCain for nearly four decades, Cindy became well known for her support of military families and for her speech at the 2008 Republican National Convention that nominated John as the party’s presidential candidate. She is chairman of her family business, Hensley Beverage Company, and her extensive philanthropic and humanitarian work has won her many awards. Cindy and John raised four children together: Meghan, Jack, Jimmy, and Bridget. Cindy now travels extensively to raise awareness of human trafficking around the world, but her home base remains in Phoenix, Arizona.


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