I Married a Best Seller


Published by Open Road Media
Arthur Hailey’s wife, Sheila, delivers an affectionate and deliciously candid account of her marriage to the #1-bestselling author of such popular classics as Airport and Hotel

“To stay happily married to anyone for twenty-five years is an achievement. To stay happily married for that length of time to a writer is a miracle.”


With wit and rare candor, Sheila Hailey shares the story of life with her famous husband—from the first time she heard his voice while transcribing a letter he’d recorded on a Dictaphone and their early days scraping together pennies to go to the movies, to Arthur’s brainstorm for his first television play, to the thrilling blockbuster success of Airport and their visits to Hollywood to see his novels made into movies.

Providing insight into her husband’s creative processes and the book publishing business, Sheila also reveals the challenges of raising a family with a workaholic husband who craved excitement. Vibrantly written, this is the love story of two strong-willed people fiercely committed to each other and the philosophy of living life to its fullest.
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