Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 7:50 a.m.
Note: We've since had the opportunity to chat with Baez about the book (and about this blog post).
Texas-based BenBella Books announced yesterday that Jose Baez, the South Florida attorney who successfully defended Casey Anthony on murder charges, will be releasing a book in July that "exposes shocking, never-before-revealed, exclusive information from the trial of the century."
"On July 17th 2008, my life changed forever. I think the time has come for the whole story to be told," Baez said. "There are so many behind-the-scenes facts and stories that have never been made public. I look forward to sharing my story."
And the release really makes Baez's story sound inspiring -- it promises to show "how Baez, a struggling, high-school dropout, became one of the nation's most high-profile defense attorneys" and to serve as an "all-access pass" to "never-before-disclosed defense secrets." BenBella founder Glenn Yeffeth said he was proud to publish a book that would "force [readers] to challenge their assumptions."
"The real story of the trial -- far more fascinating and nuanced than what anyone has heard so far -- has not yet been told," Yeffeth said.
The book, called Presumed Guilty, Casey Anthony: The Inside Story
, was cowritten with sports journalist Peter Golenbock, most famous for his 1975 bestseller Dynasty: The New York Yankees 1949-1964
. So now the list of people Golenbock has written about includes Joe DiMaggio, Jim Valvano, and the guy who sold bikinis on the internet
before writing a bottom-feeding book about how awesome he was at defending an accused murderer.
And if reading isn't your game, don't worry -- Rob Lowe just got cast
in the Lifetime movie they're making about the trial.