Ted Kennedy Memoir Getting Press

Stories are breaking about True Compass, the book of memoirs that Ted Kennedy finished just before his death, coming Sept. 14. The AP, New York Times and New York Daily News all did off-the-book-page stories, picked up by newspapers all over the country.

Today, Michiko Kakutani writes the first review in the NYT, saying that Kennedy writes “with searching candor about the losses, joys and lapses of his life.”

Library holds are mounting; this may be a political memoir that people actually read, rather than buy as a tribute to put on their shelves.

The headlines about the book reflect each news outlet’s character, ranging from salacious to more respectful:

The New York Daily News — two stories:

AP – Kennedy denies affair with Kopechne in new memoir

NY Times – Kennedy Memoir Doesn’t Ignore Lows

True Compass: A Memoir
Edward M. Kennedy
Retail Price: $35.00
Hardcover: 532 pages
Publisher: Twelve – (2009-09-14)
ISBN / EAN: 0446539252 / 9780446539258

In audio from Hachette Audio:

  • Unabridged (September 14, 2009)
  • 17 CD’s; ISBN-13: 978-1600247545; $49.98
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd

In large print from Twelve:

  • Hardcover; Lrg edition (September 14, 2009); ISBN-13: 978-0446557993; $37
Hachette Audio; Unabridged edition (September 14, 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-160024754Hachette Audio; Unabridged edition (September 14, 2009)

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