March 27, 2012 at 11:35 am
Following the announcement last week that the publication date of Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) upcoming autobiography, “An American Son,” has been moved up to June 19, the publisher of a competing, less-flattering Rubio biography is bumping up its publication date to match the release of the senator’s memoir, Politico reports.
Rubio tweeted last week that his memoir had been pushed up to June 19 from October, ensuring he would beat Washington Post’s Manuel Roig-Franzia to the shelves. Roig-Franzia biography, “The Rise of Marco Rubio,” was originally scheduled to come out July 3.
Roig-Franzia was the author of an October report that accused Rubio of embellishing the details of his family’s history, including the circumstances under which his parents left Cuba. Before the article, Rubio’s official Senate biography had stated that his “Cuban-born parents came to America following Fidel Castro’s takeover.”
Rubio’s tweet last week included a shot of the book’s jacket– which reads, in part:
“Few politicians have risen to national prominence as quickly as Marco Rubio. At age forty-one he’s the subject of widespread interest and speculation. But he has never before told the full story of his unlikely journey, with all the twists and turns that made him an American son.”
“That journey began when his parents first left Cuba in 1956. After Fidel Castro solidified his Communist grip on power, Mario and Oria Rubio could never again return to their homeland. But they embraced their new country and taught their children to appreciate its unique opportunities. Every sacrifice they made over the years, as they worked hard at blue-collar jobs in Miami and Las Vegas, was for their children.”