released memoir by former New Jersey governor James E.
McGreevey, who left office amid a gay sex scandal, recorded
strong sales following the first of his several
television appearances to promote the tell-all book.
Released on Tuesday, The Confession ranked
number 4 on Amazon.com and number 7 on
BarnesAndNoble.com on Wednesday.
The book includes
explicit details of his relationship with an Israeli
man that McGreevey says began when he was governor and a new
father. The man says he is not gay and has claimed
McGreevey sexually harassed him.
appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show aired
Tuesday. It was followed Wednesday by an interview on
NBC's Today and visits to ABC's The View and
Hannity & Colmes on Fox News later. A
cover story in which McGreevey talks with The
Advocate will hit stands next Tuesday.
Woodbridge, N.J., mayor who would become New Jersey's
top elected official stunned the nation when he announced in
August 2004 that he was a "gay American" and would
leave office three months later. McGreevey, 49, is
still in the process of divorcing his second wife. He
now lives with Australian-born financier Mark O'Donnell in