Grove Atlantic will publish John Lefevre’s book Straight to Hell: True Tales of Deviance, Debauchery, and Billion-Dollar Deals, a book behind the Twitter account@GSElevator which claims to document conversations overheard in the Goldman Sachs elevators. Grove Atlantic picked up the book after Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, dropped the title earlier this month.
“John’s satirical voice captures the outrageous, excessive yet fascinating lives and culture of a certain segment of the international banking elite. His work is amusing, disturbing, and at times shocking,” explained Morgan Entrekin, publisher at Grove Atlantic, in a statement.
The Twitter account, which counts more than 650,000 followers, has been under scrutiny since Lefevre was outed as working at Citigroup, not Goldman Sachs.”In light of information that has recently come to our attention since acquiring John Lefevre’s STRAIGHT TO HELL, Touchstone has decided to cancel its publication of this work,” the publisher explained in a press release when they axed the book.
The Grove Atlantic title is slated for release in November 2014.