Now Everyone Will Know

The Perfect Husband, His Shattering Secret, My Rediscovered Life

After a fairy-tale courtship in 1980s New York City, Maggie’s young marriage shatters when her “perfect” husband—a star editor at The Wall Street Journal—is diagnosed with and dies of AIDS, leaving her with two young children in a city electrified by paranoia about the new epidemic. Devastated by this betrayal, Maggie struggles to protect herself and her children from stigma, keeping the circumstances of her husband’s death a secret for nearly twenty-five years. It is only when a journey of self-discovery aligns with her children’s coming of age and a new world of sexual tolerance that she can finally embrace the truth and set herself free.

With a foreword written by Wall Street Journal editor Laura Landro and an afterword by Today show psychologist Dr. Dale Atkins, Now Everyone Will Know is an honest, unflinching look at the damaging nature of secrets in relationships and an inspiring call to embrace every truth—the good, the bad, the ugly—that makes us who we are. 


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Laura Landro (foreword) is an editor and columnist for The Wall Street Journal and writes frequently on health care, including a column entitled “The Informed Patient.” She is also the author of Survivor: Taking Charge of Your Fight Against Cancer.

Photo by Joe Henson

Photo by Joe Henson

Dale V. Atkins, PhD, (afterword) widely known as “Dr. Dale,” is a licensed psychologist, popular keynote speaker, and author of six books and numerous chapters on social and relationship issues. She is a frequent commentator on NBC’s Today show and CNN’s Headline News, and has been an on-screen expert for several award-winning documentaries, news programs, and educational training films. She has a private psychology practice in New York City.

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