General Motors Corp. said Friday the book "Irreconcilable Differences: Ross Perot vs. General Motors" is an "inaccurate and misleading" portrayal of the clash between GM Chairman Roger Smith and H. Ross Perot, former head of a giant computer firm acquired by GM for $2.5 billion in 1984.

GM, in its first official comment on the new book, said it "does a disservice to the hundreds of thousands of dedicated people at General Motors and EDS (Electronic Data Systems Corp.)."In a prepared statement, GM also expressed concern the book is being published at a time when its suit against Perot is about to come to trial.