Touchstone has canceled its book deal with John LeFevre, the man behind the @GSElevator Twitter account. The book "Straight to Hell: True Tales of Deviance and Excess in the World of Investment Banking," had been planned for an October 2014 release.
Up until a few weeks ago, @GSElevator was an anonymous account that purported to tweet gossip and tidbits overheard in the elevator at
The book deal was signed in January, when the identity of the person behind @GSElevator was still unknown. When LeFevre was unmasked last month, it became clear he was not riding in the elevator at Goldman Sachs: He lives in Texas and spent seven years working at
Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, reportedly paid six figures for "Straight to Hell." Initially, the publisher said it would go ahead with the book, but announced tersely Thursday that it had canceled publication.
If any editors there are looking for a book to replace it, they could try the woman behind @CondeElevator. The account tweeted conversations overheard in the elevators at
Tweets such as "Girl #1: I love that necklace, I saw it at Banana last week and almost bought it too. Girl #2: [flips hair] This is