Now Everyone Will Know (Paperback)
The Perfect Husband, His Shattering Secret, My Rediscovered Life
Garden Street Books, 9780692537817, 196pp.
Publication Date: November 12, 2015
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 his 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 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 family secrets and an inspiring call to embrace every truth--the good, the bad, the ugly--that makes us who we are.
Praise For Now Everyone Will Know: The Perfect Husband, His Shattering Secret, My Rediscovered Life…
“…Nothing prepared me for the transcendent power of Now Everyone Will Know. Maggie’s unflinchingly honest memoir of loss, grief, and ultimately triumphant self-discovery is a book for…anyone who has struggled to process grief and make sense of the bewildering randomness of life and death.”
—Tony Goldwyn, actor and director
“This is a book I just inhaled. I could not put it down... It will resonate with every woman who has something to hide—and that is most of us, myself included.”
—Magee Hickey, news reporter, WPIX-TV New York
“Maggie Kneip…opens up for the first time in this stunning, beautifully written and important book. Now Everyone Will Know is a heartbreaking yet ultimately triumphant tale of love, loss, betrayal—and redemption.”
—Joanne Lipman, journalist, editor, and co-author of Strings Attached
“Now Everyone Will Know is by turns surprising, heartbreaking, inspiring, and funny. Maggie Kneip’s story of love, loss, and betrayal will move you, and it will haunt you. Like Isabel Gillies and Marco Roth, Kneip writes of the secrets families keep, and the wreckage such secrets can cause. This is an important book, not just because it’s a fascinating memoir, but because it’s a powerful historical document about the devastating effects of the AIDS crisis and a moving meditation on the wages of love.”
—Melissa Kirsch, author of The Girl’s Guide to Absolutely Everything
“A meditation on loss, forgiveness, and the ties that bind, Now Everyone Will Know is indelible.”
—Alix M. Freedman, journalist
“Maggie Kneip has gathered the exquisite details of her heartbreaking journey like lilies from a field, wrapped them in words of brutal honesty, and delivered a debut memoir that serves up laughter and deep-belly sorrow in equal measure.”
––Katori Hall, actress, journalist, playwright, and 2010 Olivier Award winner for Broadway’s The Mountaintop
“…a powerful account of survival and redemption… Now Everyone Will Know is a penetrating exploration of how family secrets can suffocate personal freedom and growth.”
—Byron Calame, journalist