If you've been waiting around for your copy of Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant's memoir ever since Joel Connelly told you it was coming out this fall, you're going to have to keep waiting.
The release of the book, which was initially set for this September, has been delayed repeatedly. Its new release date is unclear.
A website for the book says it's due out April 26, but a representative from publisher Verso Books says it now "looks like next June." Sawant's campaign director, Philip Locker, says the book is tentatively set to be released in the "second half of 2016."
Locker says the "intensity of the 2015 election and other work" are to blame.
"The entire book was put on hold while she ran for reelection," Verso marketing manager Anne Rumberger says by e-mail, "and now she’s just turned her attention back to it and it’s unclear how long she and the editor will take to complete it. Sounds like she has a very busy schedule!" (Oh, Brooklyn-based Anne Rumberger, you're not alone in that observation.)
The book was at some point called The Most Dangerous Woman in America, a title Sawant told the Seattle Times she didn't approve and thinks "sounds too self-important. That isn’t me."
It's now titled American Socialist. Sawant is listed as the author but has also had ghost writing help from former Stranger writers Goldy and Cienna Madrid.
"Plus input from god knows how many people on Kshama’s team," Goldy says in an e-mail. "But to be clear, this is Kshama’s story. We conducted hours of interviews with her, and much of this is told in her own words."