KFC is making Col. Sanders’ autobiography, which includes his life story as well as 33 of his recipes, available through Facebook. The free e-book is called “Col. Harland Sanders: The Autobiography of the Original Celebrity Chef” and will be made available for download to those who “like” the fried chicken purveyor’s Facebook page.
The entire book will be released on June 4, though the first chapter (“The Rising: Baking Bread and Beyond”) is already available up on KFC’s Facebook page, along with recipes for potato pancakes and upside-down peach cobbler.
The book was discovered in KFC’s corporate archives in the fall of 2011. It was written in 1966 by the man whose Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise (later shortened to KFC), which today has more than 15,000 stores in more than 100 countries, started with Sanders selling fried chicken from his gas station in Corbin, Ky., in 1930.
Sanders was made an honorary colonel by Kentucky’s governor in 1935. He sold his chicken business in 1964 for $2 million.