The urge to put together a memoir seems as hardwired into humans as the need to be social. Most sensible people resist it.
Too often the tone and/or content can come to haunt them in a world in which too many of us are forced or choose to change. Today, someone can be proud as punch at having managed their bipolar condition. A decade later that newbie JD is stunned the state bar does a turn-down on membership.
Well, Skakel had hired ghostwriter Richard Hoffman to put together his memoir. In one tape, Skakel recalls sitting up in a tree masturbating the day Martha Moxley was killed. The prosecution for the new trial got hold of that tape. Skakel's new legal counsel is fighting not to have that allowed to be heard in court. Good luck. Here is that media coverage.