DETROIT (WWJ) – Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s autobiography is now available for pre-order on the web. “Surrendered; The Rise, Fall & Revelation of Kwame Kilpatrick” offers the ex-mayor’s point of view on a number of topics, including the scandal that led to his fall from power.
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According to the publisher’s website, in this book, “Kilpatrick takes a vividly intimate, unashamed and honest look at the mental, physical and spiritual mettle required to hold steadfast in the midst of the personal hell that often accompanies public humiliation and private damnation.”
WWJ Newsradio 950 spoke with Detroit Free Press Reporter M.L. Elrick who covered the Kilpatrick saga and also co-wrote “The Kwame Sutra,” a book about the mayor’s problems.
Elrick said he’s not sure how much news this book will break, although it’s bound to be interesting.
“I don’t expect it to have much journalism value, in that it’s balanced or includes other viewpoints. But I’ve been looking forward to its completion probably since sometime in December when it heard it was in the works,” he said.
“I think his story is one that is told from different perspectives every time he tells is. So, I think to find out where the truth lies, this book might be helpful in giving us yet another position from which to triangulate,” Elrick said.
In a quote posted on the book’s website, Kilpatrick says, “I am ready to set the record straight and let the truth be known.” You can find out more about the book and pre-order your copy, at this link.