Thanks to the Washington Post for this shout-out:
Susan Wise Bauerâ€™s The Art of the Public Grovel: Sexual Sin and Public Confession in America (2008) should be required reading. (In fact, anyone seeking public office might want to order a copy pronto.)
Whenever I check the news and find that yet another politician has been forced to own up to stepping out, I brace myself for the phone to ring. If you want job security, turn into an expert on public scandal.