To date, everything we know about Kevin Mitnick seems to have come from John Markoff.  That will be changing soon with the August 2011 release of Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker written by Kevin himself. 

Written in the first person, this is certain to finally set the record straight. 

Will likely be one of the most read security titles of 2011. 

Can’t wait to read it.