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A year ago, knowledgeable French media insiders Rambert and Revel began to write the story of the wife of Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Rushed to press, with full coverage of the events of the past few months, Madame DSK: The Broken Dream gives us an unparalleled view of Anne Sinclair's life with her now too-well-known husband.
The polls predicted that Anne Sinclair was sure to become France's next First Lady. She had long known, and accepted, that her husband was a seducer, but on May 14, 2011, she heard that word in a different way. Her world was turned upside down: Her husband, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, was accused of sexual assault, arrested, and paraded handcuffed in front of the media. Do French political women stand by their men? Madame DSK certainly did: arm in arm, bail in hand. What had their marriage been like before that day?
Married for twenty years, they were the most glamorous couple in French politics. Each in a different way was brilliant, smart, and powerful. He was at the time the Director of the International Monetary Fund—the IMF—and the most serious Socialist contender for the nomination for the 2012 presidential elections. She was a well-known journalist. A descendant of Paul Rosenberg, she was also the main beneficiary of the wealth created as the works of art from Rosenberg's pre-war gallery in Paris were restituted to the family and sold. Anne and Dominique traveled, entertained friends—among whom they counted such renowned intellectuals as Elisabeth Badinter—did what they wanted. They had a dream life . . . until the dream was broken.