In stark contrast to her husband, America views Ann Romney as warm, open, and approachable — in fact, during husband Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential run, many in his campaign hoped that some of those qualities would rub off on him, either directly or at least politically.
In her just-released memoir, “In This Together,’’ those very qualities are on display in abundance. The mother of five and grandmother of two dozen touches on aspects of her entire life, from her upbringing in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., though her courtship with Mitt, which began in high school, her time at Brigham Young University, and her conversion to Mormonism and marriage.
But the heart of the book revolves around her battle with multiple sclerosis, from the crushing news of the diagnosis in October 1998, through her husband’s turn as head of the 2002 Winter Olympics, time in office as Massachusetts governor, and two runs for the White House. It is a book about a woman and a couple who have led an extraordinary life together, yet are altogether human.
Here are a selection of photos featured in the book: