10 details from Ohio Gov. John Kasich's presidential campaign that weren't widely known until his Two Paths book was published:

1. After Kasich was photographed — and widely ridiculed for — eating pizza in New York with a knife and work ("it was hot," he said), wife Karen told him to stop eating in public.

2. While much has been made of the deal between the campaigns of Kasich and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz that had Kasich stop campaigning in Indiana in exchange for Cruz staying away from Oregon and New Mexico, Kasich reveals a second, earlier deal. Kasich agreed to essentially give up on his native state of Pennsylvania while Cruz agreed to stay away from New York and Maryland.

Kasich said both deals were merely recognition of decisions his campaign already had made to take a pass on the two states bordering Ohio. “It was an alliance only in the sense that our interests were in alignment … there was no backroom deal or secret negotiations.”

3. A little later, Kasich met with Cruz personally at the San Francisco Grand Hyatt near the airport.

“You should drop out,” Kasich said Cruz told him.

“Me? I think you should be the one to drop out,” was Kasich's reply.

The frostiness of their relationship was underscored when Cruz called Kasich the night Trump essentially clinched the nomination by beating Cruz badly in Indiana.

It was around an hour before Cruz would drop out of the race, but Kasich said he gave no hint of the coming bombshell.

4. After Kasich was asked in Cleveland during the first GOP presidential debate back in August 2015 a hypothetical question about what if you daughter was gay, daughter Emma, then 16, tweeted “I am not gay.”

5. When Kasich decided to drop out of the race, he slipped outside and looked at the sky and cried. Then daughter Reese — Emma's twin — texted him from school saying she had read on social media he was ending his campaign. Kasich dropped everything and went straight to their high school, where he informed the girls in person. Word spread throughout the school, and when Kasich walked out, students and teachers lined up to applaud him.

6. Kasich initially considered announcing his candidacy at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. When that was ruled out, he considered Everal Barn and Homestead in Westerville, where announced his run for governor;

Franklin Park Conservatory; and the student union at Otterbein University. He eventually chose Ohio Union on the campus of his alma mater, Ohio State University.

7. The bus, formerly used by country group Lady Antebellum, that he used on the campaign trail cost $25,000 a month to rent, and that's without the driver, gas and other expenses. It was used as everything from a TV studio to a place for exercise — although Kasich said about all they could do in the narrow aisle was planking.

8. Kasich's requirements for his hotel stays were simple: a room far from the elevator and ice machine, extra pillows and plenty of water.

9. He took part in two mock debates before the opener in Cleveland, organized by Robert Klaffky, a Statehouse lobbyists and partner of Doug Preisse, Franklin County GOP chairman who was Kasich's constant companion on the trail. Kasich said he quickly realized “it’s gonna be impossible to stand out with this many people onstage. ... it was more like a scrum for attention than a serious exchange of ideas or a discussion of the issues.”

10. A Fox News producer told him after the election that she couldn’t get attention for any of his clips “because the network tended to focus on the negative messages.” The producer, now headed to Yale Divinity School, said, “I couldn’t get your positivity on air, so the rest of the country never really heard it, not on Fox News.”

>> Trump election is sign of America’s moral decline, Kasich writes in new book

10 things Kasich said in his new book:

1. "It’s a worrisome and dangerous thing when we allow the post-truths that marked the 2016 presidential campaign to permeate our culture and (mis)inform our shared thinking, when we allow the truth to become beside the point. ... When we’re frightened, when we’re up against it, when we can’t see our way to a workable solution or a hopeful future, we have the ability to create our own facts, to rewrite our own narrative. … when we begin to accept this post-truth environment as the law of the land, we are well and truly doomed."

2. "Candidates like Donald Trump tapped a wellspring of anger and pain and frustration among voters who already entrenched in their own little silos, taking in only the news and information they needed to feed that anger and pain and frustration. Prominent Republicans who at another time in our history might have stood in opposition to Trump, or even questioned him or pushed him to discussed his policies, were reluctant to do so because they worried Trump’s followers might turn against them. ... That fear turned out to be the driving emotion of the 2016 presidential campaign, and the front-runner tailored his message to stoke that fear."

3. “Years from now, generations from now, I believe we’ll look back on this election as a kind of tipping point, a dividing line … historians will scratch their heads and wonder what the heck was going on with us in this election year.

4. "The general feeling in our camp was that Trump would take his turn as the lead dog, and then fall back to the middle of the pack soon enough."

5. “I happen to believe that you can’t guide an entire society without a shared religious foundation ... In a world where everything is changing, the Judeo-Christian values that reside at this nation’s core should not be changed."

6. "The name recognition I’d been counting on, as a nine-term congressman and current two-term governor, wasn't nearly as strong as I thought it was … it’s not that I wasn’t well know, we were learning. I wasn’t known at all, and that would turn out to be a major strike against us in the early going."

7. "All around me, candidates were making wild promises and outlandish statements, while I was out there trying to offer up sound strategies and proven approaches — in other words, trying to be responsible. But you know what? That was seen as boring. Nobody seemed to care … So there I was, feeling a little bit like I was walking up a down escalator in this post-truth environment, wonder how the heck I was supposed to get my ideas across in this crazy election year."

8. "What seemed to have tilted in the post-truth presidential election cycle of 2016 was the emergence of news stories that had no merit to them – the persistent drumbeat of the non-story … still what a lot of voters failed to recognize this time around was that this news-gathering business is a two-way transaction. We can’t just disseminate fabricated bits and pieces of propped-up ‘news’ and believe we have somehow contributed to the national conversation.

"We can’t read a comment or a headline on Facebook and Twitter and share it or retweet it without considering the source. We need to understand that we now live in a world where we are not only consumers of news media but participants in the dissemination of news and information as well. A sense of responsibility ought to come along with the participation, don’t you think?"

9. "This time around, people voted for change. They voted for a strongman who promised them he could fix all the problems in this country, all the problems in the world, even. He saw that our lives were broken and he said he could fix them. ... It was an election built on wild promises designed to make people feel good, and outrageous distortions and complete fabrications designed to make people wary."

10. "Whatever our views and our differences and our strong feelings during the 2016 presidential election, it is now up to thinking, feeling Americans to come together in support of the Trump administration."