Former CIA covert agent Valerie Plame Wilson, 44, who had to leave the agency because of Robert Novak’s public identification of her as an agent, talked to People Magazine about her new book Fair Game in which she wants to set the record straight and also discusses her family life. She is married to former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, 57, and they have twins Trevor Rolph and Samantha Finnell Diana, 7.
On whether she would want he children to follow in mom’s footsteps, she replied,
Well, I hope they would think about public service of some sort. That’s one way. There are many other ways to serve your country. It will be a good 20 years until they are ready, and I am hopeful that some much needed change comes to our intelligence apparatus by that time.
She also explained a chapter about postpartum depression, following the birth of her children.
I felt that I had extremely high coping skills, but the depression hit me like a ton of bricks. I had no idea what was happening to me. My publisher indulged me in letting me tell this little piece of the story, because I feel passionate about it, about education and advocacy. It is so easily diagnosed and easily treated. Maybe my book can help someone else.