With a first chapter titled “McGreevey’s Gay, I’m the New Governor” and a second one titled “The Undertaker’s Son: Death and Politics Go Together,” a political memoir by West Orange favorite son Richard Codey sounds like a breezy read. The book, “Me, Governor? My Life in the Rough-and-Tumble World of New Jersey Politics,” comes out in June from Rutgers University Press.
According to a story by the Gannett Statehouse Bureau, Codey’s memoir points a finger at Essex County executive Joe DiVncenzo for helping oust him as state senate president in 2009.
A look inside the book on Amazon finds eight references to DiVincenzo, the first in a chapter called “Politics Gets Very Dirty” and the others in the final chapter about the future. Codey also has a lot to say about the Democratic machine’s decision to have Jon Corzine run as the Democratic candidate for governor in 2005 rather than him.
Stephen Seplow, a former reporter and editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer, co-authored. Judging by the release date, we’ll be seeing lots of copies of “Me, Governor?” down the shore this summer.