Steven Rattner

Let's try this again. After having his invitation to speak at the Detroit Economic Club rescinded last month, Steven Rattner, the former auto advisor to the Obama Administration, will get another chance to speak to Detroit. The Automotive Press Association is now hosting a lunch where Rattner will speak with members of the media on November 15, just three days before General Motors launches its IPO.

The APA says that Rattner generated quite a bit of automotive news over the past year, and that it only makes sense for the organization to give him a chance to speak directly to local news outlets.

We doubt the former car czar will answer too many hard-hitting questions, though. Rattner is currently on a tour to promote his new book, "Overhaul: An Insider's Account of the Obama Administration's Emergency Rescue of the Auto Industry."

[Source: The Detroit Free Press | Image: Neilson Barnard for Fortune Magazine/Getty Images]