Coming up next week: Juicy political memoirs

On Monday, former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson’s memoir, On the Brink: Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System, will chronicle Paulson’s term in the hot seat. It will focus on the wild weeks in September 2008 when the global financial system was threatened by U.S. bank failures and sub-prime loans.

Tuesday will see the release of The Politician, an exposé by Andrew Young, a former aide to 2004 vice presidential candidate John Edwards (D), which promises to reveal juicy details about Edwards’s 2008 presidential campaign and his extramarital affair with videographer Rielle Hunter. Edwards last week acknowledged he is the father of Hunter’s daughter.

Speaking of extramarital affairs, South Carolina first lady Jenny Sanford’s memoir will come out on Friday, Feb. 5.

Staying True will address her unsuccessful attempts to save her marriage in the wake of husband Gov. Mark Sanford’s (R) affair with an Argentine woman, Maria Belen Chapur.