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Publisher's Summary

Seven years into her second marriage, Kate Nason discovered her husband was cheating on her. Then, the unimaginable happened. Kate woke to the news that one of her husband’s “other women” was involved with an American president. It was January of 1998. The press surrounded her home, clamoring for details and transformed Kate’s private heartbreak into public humiliation.

Nason’s memoir uncovers the little-known side of a well-known story, unveiling a cautionary tale about the ways we deceive ourselves when we allow ourselves to be deceived by those we love. Everything Is Perfect is an intimate reveal of infidelity, gaslighting, and the silent wife at the press conference. Nason explores the roles women inhabit throughout their lives, how they carry trauma, and the lengths they’ll go to protect their children and save themselves. It's a fierce and often funny self-reckoning, a meditation on learning to trust one’s intuition, and a case study of how one woman undid a bad “I do.”

In the tradition of Lisa Brennan Jobs' Small Fry or Chanel Miller’s Know My Name, Everything Is Perfect is a beautifully written, deeply personal, unsparing self-portrait that goes deeper than the familiar news story within.

©2021 Kate Nason (P)2021 Audible Originals, LLC.

About the Creator and Performer

Kate Nason is a writer who earned her BA in Art History from the University of California at Los Angeles. She moved to Florence, Italy after graduation to immerse herself in its rich visual history. After two blissful years, she reluctantly returned to Los Angeles to enjoy a rewarding career in the LA contemporary art scene. In 1994, she moved to Portland, Oregon where she started her own design business, divorced her second husband, and raised two children as a happily-single mother. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband—proof that two wrongs do make a right. Kate returns to Florence every chance she gets.

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Betrayal, truth, love and survival

In the face of a life changing national scandal remarkably love and grace shined through. I am so proud of Kate Nason and her ability to prioritize and navigate her way through circumstances that nobody needs. I highly recommend you give this remarkable book a listen. ❤️ 🙏

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So BORING!

Dear lord! Really?? And endless description of the most bland days ever. Performance was like fingernails on a chalkboard. This is my very first bad review and it pains me… but to think I waisted a credit on it!!! Uggh….

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Absolutely captivating

Kate Nason’s memoir is beautifully written. She’s conveyed her experience dealing with her ex husband’s infidelity without a hint of self pity. It’s an incredible story, narrated by the author with grace and conviction. Well done!

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Fantastic Memoir

Kate Nason’s book is a historical memoir of a shocking time most democrats would like to forget. It is also a story of learning to trust your instincts and learn to live a brave life. Memorable book!

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A lovely honest inspiring read

There were many things in this book that touched me. It’s not always the famous who are interesting. I found echoes of my own experiences here and loved the author’s evolution through hers. Rumi and Hafiz were well and uniquely used, and I appreciated how she cultivated a deep relationship with Mary. Brava!

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I tried

I gave this book a try since it was recommended. currently on chap 4 and i can see where it's going...
okay I finished and then googled. wow.

It's definitely reflective of the generational values that were drilled into women at the time.

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Interesting Story

The story kept me very engaged and I listened to it in a day. The cadence of her speech was a bit stilted. From the author’s great description of food I think she should write a cookbook.

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Spellbound

Amazing! Story, narration, and the skillful yet painful detail of situations I wish Kate had never had to go through. Whether you were/are acquainted with Kate and the horror so many ugly people subjected her to for years or you are meeting her for the first time through this incredible memoir, you will be grateful you shared in her story and marvel at the resilience of this gal!

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A very interesting (and true) story!

I listened to this book in 2 days...I couldn't stop listening. It is a humble, very moving true story of a very difficult situation, no one should have to go through. It really makes one think about trusting their instincts, The author has a great voice, and I was intrigued all the way to the end. I highly recommend this book.

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RIVETING

I couldn't stop listening! My hub couldn't figure out why it took me so long to to run errands.
Kate's vivid, lyrical descriptions of situations and feelings were excellent. Her attention to detail dropped me right into each scene with her. I felt it through her. I found the ending refreshing, inspiring and powerful. Well, done, Kate, my new friend, whom I feel like I know. Thank you for a wonderful read!

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