DETROIT (WWJ) – A number of people streamed into Atwater Brewery in Detroit to get their copy of “Surrendered: The Rise, Fall, and Revelation of Kwame Kilpatrick” signed by the ex-Detroit mayor.
Kilpatrick was more than an hour late to the signing. Still, that didn’t seem to bother the people who showed up for an autograph.
James Allen of Northville was there. He shares his opinion on the former mayor:
“I feel it was never proven about the … mansion, it was never proven about the death of the young lady,” said Allen.
Money from Kilpatrick’s book sales will help pay off the near-million dollars he owes the city.
That includes Michael Baxter of Clinton Township. “I read the book, I got the book the first day it came out … I’m a supporter,” said Baxter.
Members of the Kilpatrick family and extended family were at the book signing event.
“I think he got caught doing what he was doing, and he just had to pay for it, said Christoper McCamey of Northville.
The book signing event was filled with people who thought otherwise:
“I like Mayor Kilpatrick, I have no problems with him, and this is very historical … I like to have his book,” said another supporter there for the book signing.