That’s what David Young, chairman and CEO of Hachette Book Group, hopes for Twelve’s upcoming memoir from Senator Ted Kennedy. At a recent meeting with Books-A-Million, Young told buyers that editor Jamie Raab says True Compass “delivers” and described the book as “electrifying.”
True Compass covers everything from Kennedy’s youth to the current day in surprising detail. “Revelations in this book will amaze people,” Young said, promising that Kennedy “went everywhere we wanted him to go” in the memoir — including Chappaquiddick — and that the scene where Kennedy informs their father of his brother Jack’s death is especially poignant. The book will, of course, be embargoed until its October 6 release date. Will you read?