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Jennifer Carroll Talks Healing By Writing Tell-All Book, Continuing Book Promo Tour

Former Lt. Gov Jennifer Carroll's autobiography, "When You Get There."
Former Lt. Gov Jennifer Carroll's autobiography, "When You Get There."
Former Lt. Gov Jennifer Carroll's autobiography, "When You Get There."
Former Lt. Gov Jennifer Carroll's autobiography, "When You Get There."

Former Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer says writing an autobiography on her life leading up to the events of her resignation was both therapeutic and a source of healing. She’s now promoting her book, “When You Get There,” which was released last month.

Carroll’s 173-page book touches on several topics from her life as an immigrant from Trinidad coming to the U.S. to her time in the military, where she says she started overcoming adversity—a common theme in her book.

She also spoke about her time serving as Governor Rick Scott’s second in command, before she was forced to step down last year amid an investigation into a gambling ring. She was accused of no wrongdoing.

Carroll says at first, she was let in on meetings and was close enough to the Governor. But, later after he hired his second and third chiefs of staffs, she says all that went out the window.

“So, even to my schedule, his staff—his chief of staff—had to approve everything on my schedule,” said Carroll. “I couldn’t even sneeze without getting the approval on anything. So, that undermining and removing me as if I didn’t even exist, I didn’t run on a ticket with him, that I didn’t get elected with him, that I was irrelevant to the office, made me feel like I was an unwanted stepchild.”

And, she says it’s insights like that she not only wants to share with readers, but also her journey to this point.

“To release the things that were bottled up inside of me and with the hope to share with others that bad news is never the final chapter,” she added.

The book was released the day after the August 26 th primary election. Carroll began promoting her book in South Florida this week. She was in Plantation Monday and will be in Miami Tuesday.

Stay tuned to Friday's Capital Report for more on this story!

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