We live, love, and learn. Former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick hopes that sharing his story will encourage others to continue moving forward despite setbacks. Surrendered: The Rise, Fall and Revelation of Kwame Kilpatrick, a personal account chronicling his successes and failures, will be available in Detroit area bookstores beginning Tuesday, August 9.
“Surrendered was born out of a womb of darkness, cramped space, and pain,” said Kilpatrick. “It is the most sincere, honest, and revelatory illustration of my life.”
In the book, Kilpatrick, who made national headlines when he became mayor at the age of 31, discusses the education and maturation he experienced during the series of events that led to and through his incarceration. He provides an up-close, honest assessment of his triumphs, trials, and tribulations and reveals how the love of his family and loss of his freedom led him to the truths and transformations that helped him find focus and fortify his faith.
“I am looking forward. I have a new hope,” said Kilpatrick. “My greatest desire is that my testimony will give anyone who will listen permission to dream of greatness and to push toward it even in the midst of failure.”
Surrendered! The Rise, Fall and Revelation of Kwame Kilpatrick will be available at the following Detroit area bookstores beginning Tuesday August 9:
13533 West 7 Mile Road
Detroit, MI 48235
21700 Greenfield Road, Suite 107A
Oak Park, MI 48237
Shrine of the Black Madonna Cultural Center and Bookstore
13535 Livernois Avenue
Detroit, MI 48238
Truth Bookstore (in Northland Mall)
21500 Northwestern Highway, Suite 779
Southfield, MI 48075
The book is also available online at Kwame Kilpatrick’s website and by telephone at (800) 515-7345.
Customers who preordered the book should receive their copies on Monday, August 8.